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The Impact of Network of Actors on the Information Technology

Iyamu, Tiko and Tatnall, Arthur (2011) The Impact of Network of Actors on the Information Technology. In: Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts. Tatnall, Arthur, ed. Information Science Reference, Hershey, PA, pp. 234-246.

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Organisations’ reliance on Information Technology (IT) is rapidly increasing. IT strategy is developed and implemented for particular purposes by different organizations. We should therefore expect that there will be network of actors within the computing environment, and that such network of actors will be the key to understanding many otherwise unexpected situations during the development and implementation of IT strategy. This network of actors has aligned interests. Many organizations are developing and implementing their IT strategy, while little is known about the network of actors and their impacts, which this paper reveals. This paper describes how Actor-Network Theory (ANT) was employed to investigate the impact of network of actors on the development and implementation of IT strategy in an organisation. ANT was used as it can provide a useful perspective on the importance of relationships between both human and non-human actors. Another example: design and implementation of a B-B web portal, is offered for comparison.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781609601973 (print) 1609601971 (print) 9781609601997 (online)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23464, actor-network theory, technological innovations
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Current > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 01:43
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 00:59
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