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What is Appropriation

Handbook of Research on E-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges
The process of incorporating the functionalities of an application into daily work life.
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Studying Human Resource Information Systems Implementation using Adaptive Structuration Theory: The Case of an HRIS Implementation at Dow Chemical Company
Huub Ruël (University of Twente, The Netherlands and American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-304-3.ch010
Research on Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) implementation lacks theoretical depth and richness. For that reason this paper applies a theory to HRIS implementation developed by Gerardine DeSanctis and Marshal Scott Poole originally for studying information systems implementation, namely Adaptive Structuration Theory (AST). AST is based on Structuration Theory, a theory from sociology, and assumes that information systems and organizations are fundamentally interrelated. They influence each other mutually. In this paper concepts from AST are applied to a HRIS implementation at Dow Chemicals. The case shows how a HRIS’ philosophy through appropriation by end-users is being realized in HRIS outcomes.
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Technology Cultures
Creation of new purposes and usages for products and services by the users.
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An Affordance Perspective on the Enabling and Disruptive Effects of Social Media Tools on Self-Management of Chronic Illness
The word appropriation derives from the Latin word ‘ appropriare’ or ‘ appropriationem’ and is defined in Meriam Webster’s dictionary as “setting apart or taking for one’s use”. It is also defined as “making something one’s own”. Appropriation has also been defined as the processes or adjustments that occur between system adoption and adaptation over time (Mendoza et al., 2010 AU222: The in-text citation "Mendoza et al., 2010" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. ).
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Cognitive Development: The Learning Path of Community Development Practitioners
Active process of constructing knowledge from social and cultural sources, mediated by individual interpretation.
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The Need for Global Standards in Biomedical Ethics and the Qualitative Methodology
Taking and converting something from another person for one's own use without the permission of the owner.
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E-Social Constructivism and Collaborative E-Learning
A kind of peer learning that occurs when a learner “appropriates” strategies used by a stronger or more experienced learner.
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