Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology

IFIP TC8 / WG8.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology December 12–14, 2002, Barcelona, Spain

  • Eleanor H. Wynn
  • Edgar A. Whitley
  • Michael D. Myers
  • Janice I. DeGross

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 110)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Placing Language in the Foreground: Themes and Methods in Information Technology Discourse

    1. Eleanor H. Wynn, Edgar A. Whitley, Michael D. Myers
      Pages 1-12
  3. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. E. Burton Swanson
      Pages 15-31
  4. Analytical Frameworks

  5. Critical Research

  6. Mobilization of Power

  7. IS Planning and Projects

  8. Globalization, Development, and Space

  9. Enterprise Resource Planning

  10. Public Institutions

  11. Panels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 525-525
    2. Mark Ackerman, Elaine K. Yakura, Brian T. Pentland, Sajda Qureshi
      Pages 527-531
    3. Michael Barrett, Loizos Heracleous, Wanda Orlikowski, Niki Panteli
      Pages 533-538
    4. Bonnie Kaplan, Lynette Kvasny, Steve Sawyer, Eileen M. Trauth
      Pages 539-545
    5. Eleanor H. Wynn, Edgar A. Whitley, Michael D. Myers, Janice I. DeGross
      Pages E1-E1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 547-547

About this book


Over the past 20 years, the field of information systems has grown dramatically in theoretical diversity and global reach. This growth is reflected in the language that policy makers and organizational stakeholders use when they talk about their IT plans. As information technology penetrates further into organizational and global life, it becomes ever more important to articulate assumptions embedded in the discourse. This will help to clarify the complex and yet conceptually improvised or pasted-up worldview that becomes embodied in systems. The assumptions point to particular domains of discourse. The discourse sets up conventions and boundaries. It thus shapes what can or cannot legitimately be talked about, researched, addressed, or solved within the scope of IT.

A number of practical and theoretical topics are discussed in detail, including:
*Globalization, development, and space;
*Mobilization of power;
*ERP systems;
*IS planning and projects;
*Critical research and the study of discourse;
*Public institutions;
*Analytical frameworks.

This book contains the selected proceedings of the Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse About Information Technology, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Barcelona, Spain in December 2002.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eleanor H. Wynn
    • 1
  • Edgar A. Whitley
    • 2
  • Michael D. Myers
    • 3
  • Janice I. DeGross
    • 4
  1. 1.Intel CorporationUSA
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsUK
  3. 3.University of AucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.University of MinnesotaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5328-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35634-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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