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Sociomateriality — taking the wrong turning?: a response to Mutch

Scott, Susan V. and Orlikowski, Wanda J. (2013) Sociomateriality — taking the wrong turning?: a response to Mutch. Information and Organization, 23 (2). pp. 77-80. ISSN 1471-7727

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.infoandorg.2013.02.003


In responding to Mutch's commentary on sociomateriality (this issue) our aim is to reassert a well-established tradition of plurality in theoretical approaches in information systems and organization research. We challenge his critique by proxy and exclusionary discourse in favour of identifying commonalities and mutuality among theories that explore subtle realism. Further, we maintain that ruling out novel perspectives and stifling innovation is likely to undermine any field of study. If there is a measure of healthy scholarship then it is surely our capacity to sustain the conditions that foster openness and experimentation in the framing and doing of our research endeavors.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Management
Centre for Economic Performance
Centre for Analysis of Risk & Regulation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Management
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)
Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 16:01
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2020 04:57

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