American and European social embeddedness in IS research: the case of structurational approaches
AbstractWhether in Europe or in North America, Structuration Theory has been widely applied in Information System research. Looking at some structurationists’ trajectories, it seems that European and American researchers correspond each to specific sub-theoretical streams. After having put forward institutional explanations of the overall dynamic, we suggest analysing the situation from an epistemological point of view: the various conceptions of management enacted by the different structurationist leaders. This results in the disappearance of the apparent continental dichotomy we first raised. As a conclusion, we propose two perspectives for the new European academy of management.
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Date of creation: 2001
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Key-words: Structuration theory; social embeddedness of management research; research trajectories; epistemology;
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