- List of Contributors
- Historical Reflections on the Practice of Information Management and Implications for the Field of MIS
- Tracing the History of the Information Systems Field
- The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: High‐Quality Research in Information Systems
- Systems Thinking and Soft Systems Methodology
- Structuration Theory
- Institutional Theory of Information Technology
- ‘Everything is Dangerous’: Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Study of ICT
- Critical Social Information Systems Research
- Hermeneutics and Meaning‐Making in Information Systems
- Phenomenology, Screens, and <i>Screenness</i>: Returning to the World Itself
- Post‐structuralism, Social Shaping of Technology, and Actor‐Network Theory: What Can They Bring to IS Research?
- Further Developments in Information Systems Strategizing: Unpacking the Concept
- Rethinking Business–IT Alignment
- IT‐Dependent Strategic Initiatives and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Review, Synthesis, and an Extension of the Literature
- Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations
- A Multi‐theoretic Approach to IT Governance: The Need for Commitment as well as Alignment
- Rethinking Information Systems Security
- Mobile IT
- A Review of the IT Outsourcing Literature: Insights for Practice
- Managing Knowledge Work
- Rethinking Gender and MIS for the Twenty‐First Century
- Green Digits: Towards an Ecology of IT Thinking
- Ethics and ICT
- IT, Globalization, and Human Development: A Personal View
- Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research
- From Instrumentality to Emergence in Information Systems
Abstract and Keywords
This article counters the fact that there is relatively little research that broadens the focus to include the range of mobile information technologies (IT) and aims to outline the main issues of relevance for the understanding of mobile IT, such as unpacking the issue of mobility and contemporary research themes. It also provides examples of discussions of enterprise mobility based on a series of case studies conducted. It considers ‘enterprise mobility’ as an outcome of the use of mobile IT in and between organizations, and raises critical issues in our understanding the intersection between the individual experience with mobile IT at work and the organizational concern for efficiency. It further characterizes mobile IT and discusses mobility as a means of conceptualizing the use of mobile IT. This article presents pertinent themes related to the study of mobile IT and then illustrates issues specific to the organizational use of mobile IT.
Dr Carsten Sørensen lectures on Information Systems and Innovation in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. He studies how ICT shapes and is shaped by emerging working practices and organizational forms and has, since 2001, studied enterprise mobility (〈mobility.lse.ac.uk〉). Carsten has since 1990 worked on and managed a range of large EU, Swedish, and UK research projects. He has published broadly within Information Systems and is Senior Editor for the Information Systems Journal. Carsten is actively engaged with executive education and has consulted for a range of organizations. He can be reached at 〈www.carstensorensen.com〉.
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