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Are social constructivist approaches critical? : the case of IS failure

Mitev, Nathalie N. (2005) Are social constructivist approaches critical? : the case of IS failure. In: Howcroft, Debra A and Trauth, Eileen M, (eds.) Handbook of Critical Information Systems Research : Theory and Application. Edward Elgar, pp. 70-103. ISBN 9781845426743

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Abstract

The critical tradition in information systems research, according to Howcroft (Manchester Business School, U. of Manchester, UK) and Trauth (School of Information Sciences and Technology, US), is characterized by the themes of emancipation from power relations, critique of tradition, rejection of the primacy of economic efficiency (non-performative intent), critique of technological determination, and methodological reflexitivity. Intending to highlight the major strands of the critical tradition, they present 10 essays addressing conceptual and theoretical issues and eight demonstrating the application of theory. Topics include the ethics of information systems, critical discourse analysis of information systems, management fashions and information systems, Marxist critique of at-home tele-work, rationalities and emotions in information systems innovation, evaluating e-governance projects in India, mediated work in global business systems, and tele-health in the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2005 Edward Elgar
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2008 11:03
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/8730/

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