Information technology and the modalisation of organisational behaviour: a theoretical framework
Corea, Stephen. (2006) Information technology and the modalisation of organisational behaviour: a theoretical framework. Journal of Information Technology, Vol.21 (No.2). pp. 86-98. ISSN 0268-3962Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jit.2000060
Information technologies can transform an organisation's capacity to act effectively and achieve its performance aims. This theoretical paper presents a framework, adapted from the work of the semiotician A.J. Greimas, for qualitatively analysing this shaping of organisational behaviour and effectiveness around the use of IT. This framework permits various forms of capability or constraint in organisational action to be distinguished, in terms of the functional capacities of IT systems or key dimensions of social structure. A multi-faceted consideration of positive and negative outcomes of IT-based activities is thus supported. The use of this framework is demonstrated through brief case examples that illustrate its utility in providing a dynamic perspective on organisational performance and alignment in the use of IT. This theoretical framework equips IS interpretive studies to analyse the shaping of IT-based organisational activity from a standpoint of structures of behaviour or significance in a context of purposeful action.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Information Systems & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Information Technology|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 86-98|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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