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|Social and Professional Applications of Actor-Network Theory for Technology Development
The latest advances in technology development have been particularly useful to actor-network theory as a structure for much of its research. With a socio-technical approach to the understanding of information systems and applications, the actor-network theory aims to bring support for social influence...
(Un)Locating Learning: Agents of Change in Case-Based Learning
Michael Tscholl, Uma Patel, Patrick Carmichael.
This paper presents an account of field research into case-based learning in a management course, guided by the questions: ‘what is making change in this setting’, and ‘where is learning located’. Multiple forms of relations between human and nonhuman entities were identified through extensive...
Complexifying the ‘Visualised’ Curriculum with Actor-Network Theory
Sue De Vincentis.
Rather than conceptualising the curriculum as a mandate which guides a teacher’s task of advancing the knowledge of students, or what the author will call the simple story, the curriculum as an object of complexities is explored in this article. The article considers how approaching the curriculum...
Knowledge in Networks: Knowing in Transactions?
This paper discusses a methodological dilemma proposed by engaging actor-network theory (ANT) in studying collaborative research practices of researchers in a large interdisciplinary project. The paper sets the context of this large publically funded project (‘Ensemble: Semantic Technologies for the...
Performing Actor-Network Theory in the Post-Secondary Classroom
Andrea Quinlan, Elizabeth Quinlan, Desiree Nelson.
Teaching innovative schools of thought call for innovative methods of instruction. This article investigates the challenges associated with teaching Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and proposes a creative pedagogical approach of ‘performing’ ANT in the classroom. This article presents a small case study of...
A Petri Net Model for Analysing E-Learning and Learning Difficulties
Petri Nets are tools for the modelling and analysis of the behaviour of systems and analysis of the Petri Net can then reveal important information about the structure and dynamic behaviour of the modelled system. In this article, the author argues that Petri Net concepts (when used qualitatively) are...
Applying Hermeneutic Phenomenology to Understand Innovation Adoption
In this paper, the author examines phenomenology and hermeneutics as research traditions and proposes a philosophical basis for their use. The author develops an iterative research process model that meets the needs of socio-technical research into technical innovation. This rigorous hybrid methodology...
Institutionalisation of the Enterprise Architecture: The Actor-Network Perspective
Despite impressive technical advances in tools and methodologies and the organizational insights provided by many years of academic and business research, the underperformance of Information Technology (IT) remains. In the past and even today, organizations experience difficulty in managing technology...
This paper discusses the dynamics associated with the implementation and deployment of an information infrastructure designed to standardize work practices. The analysis is based on a case study conducted in a pharmaceutical R&D organization. The infrastructure in use, comprising a computerized system...
Neither Heroes nor Chaos: The Victory of VHS against Betamax
Diego Ponte, Pier Franco Camussone.
This paper wishes to contribute to the ongoing debate on standardization processes by addressing on the economic and social aspects that shape the creation and diffusion of standards. The aim of the paper is to deal with a clear gap in the literature, as evolution of standards over time has not been...
Using ANT to Uncover the Full Potential of an Intelligent Operational Planning and Support Tool (IOPST) for Acute Healthcare Contexts
Imran Muhammad, Fatemeh Hoda Moghimi, Nyree J. Taylor, Bernice Redley, Lemai Nguyen, Malte Stein, Bridie Kent, Mari Botti, Nilmini Wickramasinghe.
Based on initial pre-clinical data and results from focus group studies, proof of concept for an intelligent operational planning and support tool (IOPST) for nursing in acute healthcare contexts has been demonstrated. However, moving from a simulated context to a large scale clinical trial brings...
Competitive Intelligence in the Enterprise: Power Relationships
Relebohile Moloi, Tiko Iyamu.
Due to increasing challenges, as well as competitiveness, many organisations have sought advantaging and beneficiary techniques and options. One of those options is through Competitive Intelligence (CI) products, which some organisations have come to rely upon for sustainability and competitive...