A cultural theory analysis of information systems adoption

Jackson, Stephen (2010) A cultural theory analysis of information systems adoption. In, AMCIS 2010: 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems: Sustainable IT Collaboration around the Globe, Lima, PE, 12 - 15 Aug 2010. 13pp.


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This paper examines the relationship between organizational culture and Information Systems (IS) adoption. Three major perspectives - integration, differentiation and fragmentation - for understanding the effect(s) of culture on IS adoption in organizations are reviewed. Using Cultural Theory to critique these three perspectives, it is argued that each perspective in isolation offers a restricted view of how culture impacts IS adoption. Instead, when the three perspectives are considered together they offer a more penetrating account. These arguments are illustrated using an in-depth case study of a Higher Education College (HEC) in the UK and its failed attempt to adopt a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
Faculty of Business and Law > Southampton Business School
ePrint ID: 199255
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August 2010Published
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 15:41
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:45
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/199255

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