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System Succession and the Computerisation of Workpractices
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Information Systems and Project Management.
2004 (English)In: / [ed] Goldkuhl, G., Lind, M. & Cronholm, S., Linköping, Sweden: Research Network VITS, Linköping University , 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper presents an attempt to develop a theory of system change and replacement that does not attempt to reify systems. Systemic semiotics is used to produce descriptions and explanations of system change and replacement that are communicative, socio-semantic, and contextual. The situational and cultural contexts of four distinct but related information systems are described. The contributions of these workpractices across multiple systems are analysed and described. Related workpractices form so-called genre assemblages. Persistent workpractices enter into metastable relationships with other related workpractices in the genre assemblages. This explains how systems can be difficult to actually decommission and accounts for some unusual modalities in the succession of systems

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping, Sweden: Research Network VITS, Linköping University , 2004.
Keyword [en]
systemic semiotics, workpractices, genre, computerisation, system decommissioning
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Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-24083OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-24083DiVA: diva2:597850
Conference
Proceedings of Action in Language, Organisationa and Information Systems - ALOIS 2004 - An International Workshop on Scandinavian Basis, 17-18 March 2004, Linköping University, Sweden, pp. 161-177
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