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About Appropriation of Mobile Applications - The Applicability of Structural Features and Spirit

Andersson, Bo LU (2008) 16th European Conference on Information Systems, 2008 In ECIS 2008 Proceedings
Abstract
This paper presents early findings of a study on how users appropriate a computerised mobile system

designed to administer service orders. The theoretical lens used was Adaptive Structuration Theory

(AST) and focused on Structural Features, Spirit and Appropriation of Structure. In order to

accomplish the purpose, two aspects were to be considered: the system’s structure and the user’s

appropriation, because the structure of a system affects the appropriation of the system. The study was

conducted at a large international company’s Swedish subsidiary operating in heavy industry,

machines and transportation. The methods used were a blend of several instruments, such as

analysing... (More)
This paper presents early findings of a study on how users appropriate a computerised mobile system

designed to administer service orders. The theoretical lens used was Adaptive Structuration Theory

(AST) and focused on Structural Features, Spirit and Appropriation of Structure. In order to

accomplish the purpose, two aspects were to be considered: the system’s structure and the user’s

appropriation, because the structure of a system affects the appropriation of the system. The study was

conducted at a large international company’s Swedish subsidiary operating in heavy industry,

machines and transportation. The methods used were a blend of several instruments, such as

analysing documents, observations and interviews. These qualitative empirical data were analysed

from the perspective of AST. The initial results demonstrate that some of the tested constructs within

AST are not applicable to computerised mobile information and therefore some adjustments must be

made in AST to fit the mobile computing domain. In order to test these results further, at least two

possible strategies lie ahead: either a closer study of the underlying assumptions of Structural

Features and Spirit or a broader test of more of the propositions in the AST framework. (Less)
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Adaptive Structuration Theory, AST, Mobile Information Systems, Nomadic, Nomadic Systems, Appropriation, Structural Features, Spirit
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  abstract     = {This paper presents early findings of a study on how users appropriate a computerised mobile system<br/><br>
designed to administer service orders. The theoretical lens used was Adaptive Structuration Theory<br/><br>
(AST) and focused on Structural Features, Spirit and Appropriation of Structure. In order to<br/><br>
accomplish the purpose, two aspects were to be considered: the system’s structure and the user’s<br/><br>
appropriation, because the structure of a system affects the appropriation of the system. The study was<br/><br>
conducted at a large international company’s Swedish subsidiary operating in heavy industry,<br/><br>
machines and transportation. The methods used were a blend of several instruments, such as<br/><br>
analysing documents, observations and interviews. These qualitative empirical data were analysed<br/><br>
from the perspective of AST. The initial results demonstrate that some of the tested constructs within<br/><br>
AST are not applicable to computerised mobile information and therefore some adjustments must be<br/><br>
made in AST to fit the mobile computing domain. In order to test these results further, at least two<br/><br>
possible strategies lie ahead: either a closer study of the underlying assumptions of Structural<br/><br>
Features and Spirit or a broader test of more of the propositions in the AST framework.},
  author       = {Andersson, Bo},
  booktitle    = {ECIS 2008 Proceedings},
  keyword      = {Adaptive Structuration Theory,AST,Mobile Information Systems,Nomadic,Nomadic Systems,Appropriation,Structural Features,Spirit},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) at AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)},
  title        = {About Appropriation of Mobile Applications - The Applicability of Structural Features and Spirit},
  year         = {2008},
}