Modelling IT use: an archetypal approach
AbstractSince Barley’s use of Giddens in 1986, structurational approaches have become an important theoretical perspective within the IS research community. This paper introduces an intermediate theory of this stream through three socio-technical archetypes, i.e. stylised socio-technical situations (neutral, regenerated and disrupted) and two appropriative trajectories, that is to say two a combination of archetypes (the balancing point and the improvisational dynamics). The resulting theoretical framework is then applied to four case studies illustrating the implementation of Intranets in French firms. Finally, the general relevance of the structurational reading-grid is demonstrated. But the study also sheds light on some limits of the conceptual scheme. Intranets are only an opportunity for very local and limited structuring processes. Besides, a third appropriative trajectory is also suggested (the catalytic dynamic) and the model is partly accommodated
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by EconWPA in its series Development and Comp Systems with number 0509020.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 25 Sep 2005
Date of revision:
Note: Type of Document - zip; pages: 14. A paper about the IT- organization relationship
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://188.8.131.52
IT use ; structurational approaches ; Critical Social theory ; Structuration Theory ; archetypal model; appropriative trajectories; Intranets; IS qualitative evaluation.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-09-29 (All new papers)
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- de Vaujany, François-Xavier, 2001. "American and European social embeddedness in IS research: the case of structurational approaches," MPRA Paper 1318, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- repec:ner:dauphi:urn:hdl:123456789/4907 is not listed on IDEAS
- François-Xavier De Vaujany, 2005. "Information Technology Conceptualization: Respective Contributions of Sociology and Information Systems," Post-Print hal-00644428, HAL.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (EconWPA).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.