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Material tools, strategic arenas and temporal openness: Emerging phenomena linking information systems and strategy practice research

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posted on 07.04.2017, 08:46 by Josh Morton, Alex WilsonAlex Wilson, Louise Cooke
An increasing interest in human actions and practices in the social sciences, and in organizational and management literature, has led to a concentration of such practices in strategy literature. This paper reviews how the practice turn in social theory has influenced the information systems and strategy domains in joint research ventures. In particular, there is a synergy between information systems research and the strategy-as-practice domain, through growing interest in the practice perspective in the IS field and technology foci in strategy work. We focus on two broad research phenomena, where collaboration between the fields continues to emerge, and where connections between information systems and strategy work have been prominent in recent years. First, we review material tools in strategy and the ‘arenas’ or spaces in which strategy practice occurs. We then examine the emerging notion of openness in information technology-driven forms of strategizing. In doing so, we highlight facets of potential collaboration between IS and strategy researchers, and how this can encourage new novel research encounters to be brought to the forefront in the study of materiality and technologies in strategy.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations

Citation

MORTON, J., WILSON, A. and COOKE, L., 2016. Material tools, strategic arenas and temporal openness: Emerging phenomena linking information systems and strategy practice research. Presented at the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, Dublin, Ireland, Dec 9-10th.

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© Springer

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

10/08/2016

Publication date

2016

Notes

This paper was submitted for presentation at the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference.

Language

en

Location

Dublin, Ireland