IS, process, organisational change and their relationship with contextual dependencies

Peter Bednar, Christine Welch

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The paper seeks to explore critically specific issues relating to IS, process and organizational change. The authors suggest that IS development should be regarded as a particular case of organisational change – an emergent consequence of individual and organisational learning processes. Empowerment of individuals to express their values, goals and preferences within the political and social context of the business organization is suggested to be at the heart of the development process, and crucial to strategic thinking. The authors conclude that a systemic Hermeneutic Dialectic perspective is essential in helping analysts to recognize (and engage) the inherent ambiguities and uncertainties of socially constructed realities. Vehicles are needed to enable individuals to express and to reflect upon their views. A framework is then proposed which the authors believe to be such a vehicle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the thirteenth european conference on information systems
EditorsD. Bartmann, F. Rajola, J. Kallinikos, D. Avison, R. Winter, P. Ein-Dor, J. Becker, F. Bodendorf, C. Weinhardt
Place of PublicationRegensburg, Germany
PublisherECIS Standing Committee
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3937195092
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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