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Presentation Information     2015-04-13 (15:15)   •  The seminar room at Vi2

Speaker Thomas Lind
Title Sociotechnical Inquiry
Abstract In this presentation I aim to present a method and framework that I intend to test empirically later this year: Sociotechnical inquiry is a qualitative method for mapping stakeholders’ views of the agency of themselves and other stakeholders regarding the ability to “close the gap” in a sociotechnical system defined as the organization (or part thereof) considered to be on the receiving end of the deployment of a new or significantly altered information system. This enables a comparative analysis for which the purpose is two-fold: (1) to study the effect of differing stakeholder perceptions and expectations of agency on the process of deploying information systems, and by carrying out such a study simultaneously (2) sensitizing stakeholders to the possibility of differing perceptions and expectations, possible implications of this, and the hypothetical need for increased communication between stakeholders to address these differences.