THE INTERACTION OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGIES-IN-PRACTICE: A STRUCTURALIST ANALYSISICIS 2011 Proceedings
AbstractToday‘s omnipresence of technology leads to individuals using similar technology inside and outside of organizations. We suggest that the aspects of this technological co-presence might affect technology-induced organizational change processes. We argue that the implications for organizations will require new theories and appropriate methods. Structuration Theory (ST) represents a powerful lens to address the complexities of technological co-presence. Based on Orlikowski’s (2000) practice lens, we develop a new lens, which we believe is an appropriate perspective to study named phenomenon. This perspective enables us to include employees as nested entities within organizational boundaries and as individual agents outside organizational boundaries. A case study in an organization using Wiki technology is used to study the technological co-presence of the organizational Wiki and Wikipedia. We provide preliminary results, which underline our theoretical considerations, and outline future work.
Citation InformationPhilip Raeth, Benjamin Mueller and Stefan Smolnik. "THE INTERACTION OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGIES-IN-PRACTICE: A STRUCTURALIST ANALYSIS" (2011)
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