Technology Adaptation: Capturing the Appropriation Dynamics of Web-Based Collaboration Support in a Project Team

Technology Adaptation: Capturing the Appropriation Dynamics of Web-Based Collaboration Support in a Project Team

Athanasios Nikas (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) and Angeliki Poulymenakou (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/jec.2008040101
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Abstract

This research applies contributions from the social sciences to examine how organizations adapt information systems in a project team setting. Its main concern is to study the set of events and actions implicated in the institutionalization of an information system. The motivation for this research has been to address the following questions: why are well designed information systems so often not successfully adapted or used by organizations? How does the adaptation process affect and how is it affected by work context characteristics? In our research we are focusing on analyzing the adaptation process of a collaborative platform in a project team, in the context of the construction industry by applying adaptive structuration theory.

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