IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology

IFIP TC8 / WG8.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology December 12–14, 2002, Barcelona, Spain

Editors: Wynn, E.H., Whitley, E.A., Myers, M., DeGross, J. (Eds.)

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Over the past 20 years, the field of information systems has grown dramatically in theoretical diversity and global reach. This growth is reflected in the language that policy makers and organizational stakeholders use when they talk about their IT plans. As information technology penetrates further into organizational and global life, it becomes ever more important to articulate assumptions embedded in the discourse. This will help to clarify the complex and yet conceptually improvised or pasted-up worldview that becomes embodied in systems. The assumptions point to particular domains of discourse. The discourse sets up conventions and boundaries. It thus shapes what can or cannot legitimately be talked about, researched, addressed, or solved within the scope of IT.

A number of practical and theoretical topics are discussed in detail, including:
*Globalization, development, and space;
*Mobilization of power;
*ERP systems;
*IS planning and projects;
*Critical research and the study of discourse;
*Public institutions;
*Analytical frameworks.

This book contains the selected proceedings of the Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse About Information Technology, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Barcelona, Spain in December 2002.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • Placing Language in the Foreground: Themes and Methods in Information Technology Discourse

    Pages 1-12

    Wynn, Eleanor H. (et al.)

  • Talking the is Innovation Walk

    Pages 15-31

    Swanson, E. Burton

  • Figuring Service in Discourses of ICT: The Case of Software Agents

    Pages 33-43

    Suchman, Lucy

  • Transitioning Toward an Internet Culture: An Interorganizational Analysis of Identity Construction from Online Services to Intranets

    Pages 47-71

    Lamb, Roberta (et al.)

  • Discourse on E-Mail in Use

    Pages 73-89

    Edenius, Mats

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology
Book Subtitle
IFIP TC8 / WG8.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology December 12–14, 2002, Barcelona, Spain
Editors
  • Eleanor H. Wynn
  • Edgar A. Whitley
  • Michael Myers
  • Janice DeGross
Series Title
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Series Volume
110
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-35634-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-35634-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7325-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-5328-8
Series ISSN
1868-4238
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 550
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