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Same Business Same System?: A Critique of organization and the information systems process.

Bednar, Peter LU and Green, Gillian (2011) In Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change 8(2). p.199-213
Abstract
In trying to understand any aspect surrounding the success and failure of information

systems (IS) practice, concepts of organizational analysis become increasingly

important. Many issues arise and must be dealt with when an information system

is to be developed and implemented. In order to avoid information system failures,

information system analysts should adopt an approach that exploits the intrinsic

and contextually dependent characteristics of organizational activities. Such an

exploitation acknowledges the uniqueness inherent in individual organizations and

may inform the adoption of appropriate technologies that can then be innovatively

employed for competitive... (More)
In trying to understand any aspect surrounding the success and failure of information

systems (IS) practice, concepts of organizational analysis become increasingly

important. Many issues arise and must be dealt with when an information system

is to be developed and implemented. In order to avoid information system failures,

information system analysts should adopt an approach that exploits the intrinsic

and contextually dependent characteristics of organizational activities. Such an

exploitation acknowledges the uniqueness inherent in individual organizations and

may inform the adoption of appropriate technologies that can then be innovatively

employed for competitive advantage. In order to facilitate successful future organizational

change practices and to lay the base for supporting overall information

system effectiveness, there is a need to employ both in theory and in practice, ideas of

organizational learning and (critically informed) interpretivist information system

analysis, design and implementation. (Less)
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systems (IS) practice, concepts of organizational analysis become increasingly<br/><br>
important. Many issues arise and must be dealt with when an information system<br/><br>
is to be developed and implemented. In order to avoid information system failures,<br/><br>
information system analysts should adopt an approach that exploits the intrinsic<br/><br>
and contextually dependent characteristics of organizational activities. Such an<br/><br>
exploitation acknowledges the uniqueness inherent in individual organizations and<br/><br>
may inform the adoption of appropriate technologies that can then be innovatively<br/><br>
employed for competitive advantage. In order to facilitate successful future organizational<br/><br>
change practices and to lay the base for supporting overall information<br/><br>
system effectiveness, there is a need to employ both in theory and in practice, ideas of<br/><br>
organizational learning and (critically informed) interpretivist information system<br/><br>
analysis, design and implementation.},
  author       = {Bednar, Peter and Green, Gillian},
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  keyword      = {critical systems thinking,contextual dependency,information systems development},
  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {199--213},
  publisher    = {Maney Publishing},
  series       = {Journal of Organisational Transformation and Social Change},
  title        = {Same Business Same System?: A Critique of organization and the information systems process.},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2011},
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