Bootstrapping Revisited: Opening the Black Box of Organizational Implementation

  • Espen Skorve
  • Margunn Aanestad
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 60)


This paper contributes to the literature on implementation strategies for enterprise information systems. Based on a study of the implementation of a hospital wide clinical information system in a major Norwegian hospital, we discuss various dimensions along which implementation strategies can be adapted. We utilize the concept of bootstrapping which was introduced to the IS field in the context of design and implementation of information infrastructures. Applied to the context of enterprise information system implementation, it addresses the challenges in dealing with organizational diversity.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Espen Skorve
    • 1
  • Margunn Aanestad
    • 1
  1. 1.Dep. of Informatics.University of OsloBlindernNorway

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