Evolution of an information systems development effort: an actor network theory interpretation
Mitra, A. (2009) Evolution of an information systems development effort: an actor network theory interpretation. Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 11 (2). pp. 150-167. ISSN 1328-7265 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/12824
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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13287260910955110
The purpose of this paper is to stand back from the debate of success and failure and develop an interpretive account based on narratives of major actors to enable project managers with a rich understanding of a complex organisation. Actor Network Theory (ANT) was the method that was applied to both frame and sum narratives that were gathered from the six subjects along with anecdotal evidence and confidential documents used for this research. Success is based on the perception of both actors as well as the principal audience of the Commonwealth Games (CWG). Second information systems (IS) success is uniquely associated to an event like the CWG.