Appropriation of Technologies What Role for the Organization?

Ewan Oiry, Roxana Ologeanu-Taddeï



The concept of appropriation is frequently used in publications concerning uses of technologies. Firstly elaborated to analyze difficulties in diffusion of innovation, it was usually linked with characteristics of organization where those innovations were implemented. This concept knows great improvements in recent years. On one side, it is now common practice to link appropriation and characteristics of technology used. This “technology side” of appropriation is especially well described by the “Adaptative Structuration Theory” [6]. On the other side, it is common practice too to link appropriation with characteristics of users (interactions in groups, etc.). This “user side” of appropriation can be treated with the “Theory of practice” [20]. But, those frameworks appear not able to take really into account the “organization side” of appropriation. By presenting three case studies, this paper shows that it is necessary to reintroduce this “side” to have a complete analysis of appropriation.


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Oiry E. and Ologeanu-Taddeï R. (2009). Appropriation of Technologies What Role for the Organization? . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-97-5, pages 3-17. DOI: 10.5220/0002171800030017

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author={Ewan Oiry and Roxana Ologeanu-Taddeï},
title={Appropriation of Technologies What Role for the Organization?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2009)},

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JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - Appropriation of Technologies What Role for the Organization?
SN - 978-989-8111-97-5
AU - Oiry E.
AU - Ologeanu-Taddeï R.
PY - 2009
SP - 3
EP - 17
DO - 10.5220/0002171800030017