Method emergence in practice

Influences and consequences

S. Madsen, K. Kautz, R. Vidgen

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Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between what influences and shapes the unique and locally situated method-in-action and how it consequently emerges. Based on a synthesis of prominent Information Systems (Development) literature, an analytical framework is developed. The framework is organised into three perspectives: 1) the structuralist, 2) the individualist and 3) the interactive process perspective. Each perspective supplies a set of key concepts for conceptual understanding and empirical exploration. The analytical framework is used to structure and analyse a two-year longitudinal case study of method emergence in a web-based ISD project. The paper concludes with a summary of the research and its implications. We propose that this research and future theoretical and empirical contributions that address the relationship between the whats and hows of method emergence will support and improve ISD researchers' and practitioners' ability to pay attention to and act in accordance with the myriad characteristics, actors and events that shape the method-inaction in practice. Such contributions we argue will build up a vigilance and capacity for problem spotting as well as problem solving.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventProceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Institute for Management of Information Systems - Regensburg, Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

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ConferenceProceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Institute for Management of Information Systems
CountryGermany
CityRegensburg
Period1/01/05 → …

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Madsen, S., Kautz, K., & Vidgen, R. (2005). Method emergence in practice: Influences and consequences. In Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005

Method emergence in practice : Influences and consequences. / Madsen, S.; Kautz, K.; Vidgen, R.

Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005. 2005.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

Madsen, S, Kautz, K & Vidgen, R 2005, Method emergence in practice: Influences and consequences. in Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS). Institute for Management of Information Systems, Regensburg, Germany, 1/01/05.
Madsen S, Kautz K, Vidgen R. Method emergence in practice: Influences and consequences. In Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005. 2005
Madsen, S. ; Kautz, K. ; Vidgen, R. / Method emergence in practice : Influences and consequences. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005. 2005.
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