The essential dynamics of information infrastructures

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dc.contributor.author Henningsson, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Hanseth, Ole
dc.contributor.editor Galletta, Dennis F.
dc.contributor.editor Liang, Ting-Peng
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-05
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-23T11:21:17Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-23T11:21:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8632
dc.description.abstract This paper inquires into the complexities of contemporary IT solutions based on a case study of the EU’s eCustoms initiatives using Manuel DeLanda’s Assemblage Theory. Technological innovations have enabled information infrastructures with dramatically increased number and heterogeneity of included components, and their dynamic and unexpected interactions. Unfortunately, lack of understanding of how the increasing complexity influences development initiatives is hampering effective information infrastructure development. Assemblage Theory can be seen as holistic synthesis of previous research streams seeking to explain how information infrastructures evolve in social contexts. Accordingly, in this paper it helps us getting a holistic grasp of the complexity of contemporary IT solutions and the “essence” of their dynamics. Through Assemblage Theory we explain how the European eCustoms information infrastructure has through a dialectic between stabilizing and destabilizing processes assumed its current shape - a result of decisions taken decades ago, path dependency, complexity, and accumulated emergence. en_US
dc.format.extent 19 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher ICIS en_US
dc.subject.other Information Infrastructures en_US
dc.subject.other Assemblage Theory en_US
dc.subject.other eCustoms en_US
dc.subject.other Complexity en_US
dc.subject.other Emergence en_US
dc.title The essential dynamics of information infrastructures en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt13jan23 anmn en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for IT-Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ITM en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of IT Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ITM en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at the 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China, December 4-7 2011. And published in Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2011. ISBN: 9780615559070 en_US
dc.publisher.year 2011 en_US


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