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Actionable Knowledge  

Chris Argyris

Print publication date:
Mar 2005
Online publication date:
Sep 2009
The focus of this article is upon producing actionable knowledge. Propositions that are actionable are those that actors can use to implement effectively their intentions. Actionable ... More

Borgs in the Org? Organizational Decision Making and Technology  

Terri L. Griffith, Gregory B. Northcraft, and Mark A. Fuller

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2009
Data warehousing and the development of the World Wide Web both augment information gathering (search) processes in individual decision making by increasing the availability of required ... More

Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations  

Erica Wagner and Sue Newell

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
This article turns our attention to enterprise systems (ES). It shows that this competitiveness can be gained through enabling leaner production as a result of streamlining work flow with ... More

Cognition and Human Capital: The Dynamic Interrelationship between Knowledge and Behavior  

Rhett A. Brymer, Michael A. Hitt, and Mario Schijven

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article focuses on managerial, operative, and corporate cognition. It argues that ‘the transformation of knowledge into practice is mediated by the cognition of the firm's human ... More

Critical Social Information Systems Research  

Bernd Stahl

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
This article presents an overview of the usage of critical theory in contemporary information system (IS) research and practice. It reviews the growing body of work on critical social ... More

Employer-Led In-Work Training and Skill Formation: The Challenges of Multi-Varied and Contingent Phenomena  

Lorna Unwin

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
This chapter examines skill formation organized by employers in the workplace. Its starting point is that all types of work involve knowledge and skill and, therefore, all workplaces are ... More

‘Everything is Dangerous’: Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Study of ICT  

Leslie P. Willcocks and Eleni A. Lioliou

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
This article focuses on theoretical perspectives by looking at the contribution of Michel Foucault's work, which is seen as ‘unjustly neglected’ in the information system (IS) field. It ... More

Expanding the Paradox–Pedagogy Links: Paradox as a Threshold Concept in Management Education  

Eric Knight and Sotirios Paroutis

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Sep 2017
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Sep 2017
This chapter focuses on what it means to teach students to have an appreciation of paradox. Although scholars have long attended to the competing tensions facing leaders, a paradox lens ... More

From Instrumentality to Emergence in Information Systems  

Richard T. Watson, Pierre Berthon, and Leyland F. Pitt

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
This article take an expansive view of the field of management information system (MIS) and argues for a broadening of the field's traditional boundaries as the issues of the twenty-first ... More

Hermeneutics and Meaning‐Making in Information Systems  

Lucas D. Introna

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
The purpose of this article is to introduce information system (IS) researchers to the field of hermeneutics. It begins by sketching out a brief history of hermeneutics. It highlights that ... More

Human Capital, Entrepreneurship, and the Theory of the Firm  

Brian J. Loasby

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article focuses on the entrepreneurship literature – which implies rather than offers an articulate theory of the firm. It suggests that entrepreneurship, the firm, and human capital ... More

The ICT paradigm  

Chris Freeman

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
By the end of the twentieth century it was already clearly evident that the new leading ICT industries were firmly established as the leading sectors of the economy in the United States. ... More

ICT, organizations, and networks  

Jannis Kallinikos

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
This article first reviews some widespread claims that associate ICTs with patterns of interaction, work, and communication that are said to be conducive to the structural arrangement of ... More

Information Overload Revisited  

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe and Karl E. Weick

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2009
Individuals typically describe information overload as the situation of receiving too much information. Organizational scholars define overload as a state induced when the amount of input ... More

Information Systems  

Debra Howcroft

Print publication date:
Jan 2011
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Sep 2009
This article aims to provide an overview of key themes and emergent issues in critical information systems (IS) research. This includes a diversity of research endeavours that are ... More

Information technology and the dynamics of organizational change  

Matthew Jones and Wanda J. Orlikowski

Print publication date:
Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
Advancing the ongoing debates and accounting for these innovations in the relationship between technology and organizational change will require rich theoretical conceptualizations and new ... More

Information technology sourcing: Fifteen years of learning  

Leslie P. Willcocks, Mary C. Lacity, and Sara Cullen

Print publication date:
Feb 2009
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Sep 2009
The information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services markets, together with more recent offshore variants, have been dynamically expanding revenues, ... More

Institutional Theory of Information Technology  

Wendy L. Currie

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2011
This article provides an overview of institutional theory from the seminal papers of the 1970s to the more recent contributions, which consider institutional change and ... More

Interdependencies between People and Information Systems in Organizations  

Andrew Burton‐Jones and Alan Burton‐Jones

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article argues that while people and information systems (ISs) represent the two single largest areas of investment for many organizations and are increasingly interconnected ... More

Knowledge and Learning in Professional Service Firms  

James Faulconbridge

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Aug 2015
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Oct 2015
It is difficult to understand the form, management, markets, and ultimately the services produced by PSFs without analysis of the characteristics of knowledge and learning in such ... More

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