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Information Systems and Global Diversity

Chrisanthi Avgerou

Abstract

It is often assumed that the implementation and the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) will or should be the same in all situations with little regard to the particular social or cultural context of their use. Drawing on research in different societies (Europe, Latin America, etc.), this book explains the nature of organizational diversity in which ICT innovation takes place, and develops a conceptual approach to account for it. The book draws from institutionalist concepts of organizations, the sociology of technology, current debates on globalization, and critiques of ... More

Keywords: ICT innovation, organizational diversity, globalization, rationality, institutionalist theory, sociology of technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263424
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chrisanthi Avgerou, author
Lecturer in Information Systems, London School of Economics
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