Developing a model of technology appropriation: A Marxian perspective
Delaney, Patrick, Timbrell, Gregory T., & Chan, Taizan (2008) Developing a model of technology appropriation: A Marxian perspective. In Te'eni, D & Rowe, F (Eds.) Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Information Systems 2008, The Association for Information System Electronic Library (AISeL), Paris, France, pp. 1-18.
This paper explores the philosophical origins of appropriation of Information Systems (IS) using Marxian and other socio-cultural theory. It provides an in-depth examination of appropriation and its application in extant IS theory. We develop a three-tier model using Marx’s foundational concepts and from this generate four propositions that we test in an empirical example of IS in anesthesia. Using Marxian theory, this paper seeks common ground among existing theories of technology appropriation in IS research. This work contributes to IS research by (1) opening philosophical discussions on appropriation and the human ↔ technology nexus, (2) drawing on these varying perspectives to propose a general conceptualization of technology appropriation and (3) providing a starting point towards a general causal model of technology appropriation.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Marx, Technology Appropriation, Information Systems|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Theory (080611)|
|Deposited On:||12 Feb 2010 12:38|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 03:46|
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