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The articles in this book constitute the proceedings papers from the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, "IS2000: The Social and Organizational Perspective on Research and Practice in Information Technology," held June 1 0-12, 2000, in Aalborg, Denmark. The focus of the conference, and therefore this book, is on the basic aim of the working group, namely, the investigation of the interrelationships among four major components: information systems (IS), information technology (IT), organizations, and society. This basic social and organizational perspective on research and practice in information technology may have evolved substantially since the founding ofthe group, for example, increasing the emphasis on IS development. The plan for the conference was partially rooted in the early WG 8.2 traditions, in which working conferences were substantially composed of invited papers. For IS2000, roughly half of the paper presentations were planned to be invited; the remaining half were planned to be double-blind refereed in response to a "Call For Papers." Invited papers were single-blind reviewed in order to provide the authors with pre-publication feedback and comments, along with the opportunity to revise their papers prior to its final incorporation in this book.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »CSCW - Change - Imitation - Intranet - automation - information system - information technology - innovation - management - organization - production - robot - service-oriented computing - technology
Foreword. Conference Chairs. Program Committee. Sponsors. 1. Discourses on the Interaction of Information Systems, Organizations, and Society: Reformation and Transformation; R. Baskerville, J. Stage. Part 1: Reforming the Fundamentals. 2. The Moving Finger: The Use of Social Theory in WG 8.2 Conference Papers, 1975-1999; M. Jones. 3. Socio-technical Design: An Unfulfilled Promise or a Future Opportunity; E. Mumford. 4. The Limits of Language in Doing Systems Work; R.J. Boland, Jr. Part 2: Transforming the Fundamentals. 5. Information Systems Conceptual Foundations: Looking Backward and Forward; G.B. Davis. 6. Horizontal Information Systems: Emergent Trends and Perspectives; K. Braa, K.H. Rolland. 7. Expanding the Horizons of Information Systems Development; N.L. Russo. Part 3: Reforming the Classical Challenges. 8. Evaluation in a Socio-technical Context; F. Land. 9. Collaborative Practice Research; L. Mathiassen. 10. Process as Theory in Information Systems Research; K. Crowston. Part 4: Transforming Toward New Challenges. 11. Toward an Integrated Theory of IT-related Risk Control; M.L. Markus. 12. Individual, Organizational, and Societal Perspectives on Information Delivery Systems: Bright and Dark Sides to Push and Pull Technologies; J.E. kendall, K.E. Kendall. 13. Globalization and IT: Agenda for Research; G. Walsham. Part 5: Reformation of Conceptualizations. 14. Studying Organizational Computing Infrastructures: Multi-method Approaches; S. Sawyer. 15.Information Systems Research at the Crossroads: External Versus Internal Views; R. Hirschheim, H.K. Klein. 16. The New Computing Archipelago: Intranet Islands of Practice; R. Lamb, E. Davidson. Part 6: Transformation of Conceptualizations. 17. Information Technology and the Cultural Reproduction of Social Order: A Research Paradigm; L. Kvasny, D. Truex III. 18. The Screen and the World: A Phenomenological Investigation into Screens and Our Engagement in the World; L.D. Introna, F.M. Ilharco. 19. Developing a Virtual Community-based Information Systems Digital Library: A Proposal and Research Program; J.R. Venable and J. Travis. Part 7: Reforming Automation. 20. Representing Human and Non-Human Stakeholders: On Speaking with Authority; A. Pouloudi, E.A. Whitley. 21. Implementing Open Network Technologies in Complex Work Practices: A Case from Telemedicine; M. Aanestad, O. Hanseth. 22. Machine Agency as Perceived Autonomy: An Action Perspective; J. Rose, D. Truex III. Part 8: Transforming Automation. 23. Some Challenges Facing Virtually Colocated Teams; G. Mark. 24. MOA-S: A Scenario Model for Integrating Work Organization Aspects into the Design Process of CSCW Systems; K. Grundén. 25. Constructing Interdependencies with Collaborative Information Technology; H. Karsten. Part 9: Transforming into New Shapes of Technology. 26. The Role of Gender in User Resistance and Information Systems Failure; M. Wilson, D. Howcroft. 27. Limitations and Opportunities of System Development Methods i