The IS Heritage and the Legacy of Ciborra

  • Paolo Depaoli
  • Andrea Resca
  • Marco De Marco
  • Cecilia Rossignoli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 13)


Ten years is a good distance at which to assess Claudio Ciborra’s legacy to Information Systems Studies and Organizational Studies. The paper compares the scholar’s seminal work, The Labyrinths of Information, with the thematic papers published in 30 special issues/sections of four top IS journals. The results show clearly that Ciborra’s concepts have now gained much wider currency, especially in the study of phenomena such as local meaningful practices (e.g. bricolage, improvisation, cultivation). They contribute to the swing toward a more praxis-oriented attitude in the IS discipline.


Information infrastructure Strategizing Platform organization Ontology Epistemology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Depaoli
    • 1
  • Andrea Resca
    • 1
  • Marco De Marco
    • 2
  • Cecilia Rossignoli
    • 3
  1. 1.CeRSI-LUISS Guido Carli UniversityRomeItaly
  2. 2.UninettunoRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Business AdministrationUniversità degli Studi di VeronaVeronaItaly

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