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Studying the translations of NHSnet

Whitley, Edgar A. and Pouloudi, Athanasia (2002) Studying the translations of NHSnet. In: Mahmood, Mo Adam, (ed.) Advanced Topics in End User Computing. Advanced topics in end user computing series,1. Idea Group Publishing, London, UK, pp. 158-176. ISBN 9781930708426

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Abstract

This paper explores the ways in which innovative information systems projects take on a life of their own. The paper begins by reviewing some of the more traditional ways of making sense of this phenomenon—resistance to change, escalation, and unintended results—before introducing the sociology of translation. This provides a theoretical framework for viewing the transformations that an information systems project undergoes. The framework is then applied to the case of the NHSnet project in the United Kingdom. Using the language of sociology of translation, we consider the underlying stakeholder relations in the case study and draw more general conclusions for the responsibilities of stakeholders involved in an information systems lifecycle.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2002 Idea Group Publishing
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
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Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 10:28
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29169/

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