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Journal Issue
Volume 5 Issue 2, ECRM 2007 / Jul 2007  pp37‑124

Editor: Ann Brown

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How Hospitality Industry Managers' Characteristics Could Influence Hospitality Management Curricula  pp37‑48

Sjoerd A. Gehrels

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Research Dilemmas in Management and Business Studies  pp49‑60

John Mendy

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Development of Variant Definitions for Stakeholder Groups with Regard to the Performance of Public Transit in the United States  pp61‑70

Jason Keith Phillips, Diane M. Phillips

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Applying Grounded Theory to Study the Implementation of an Inter‑Organizational Information System  pp71‑82

Joan Rodon, Joan A. Pastor

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Managing the Fear Factor (or how a Mini‑Viva Assessment can Improve the Process of Learning for International Students)  pp83‑92

Susan Sayce

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The Catalog Usability Questionnaire — Adoption and Validation of a Usability Scale for Print‑Catalogs  pp93‑104

Sebastian Schulz, Gunnar Mau, Günter Silberer

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The use of Grounded Theory and of ArenasSocial Worlds Theory in Discourse Studies: A Case Study on the Discursive Adaptation of Information Systems  pp105‑116

Ana C. Vasconcelos

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Abstract

This paper exemplifies the combined use of Grounded Theory and of the ArenasSocial Worlds Theory in a study of the discursive interaction amongst middle managers at a UK University administration and academic computing services. This study aimed at exploring the role of discursive interaction and negotiation in the organisational adaptation of information systems, by defining the premises upon which discourses were constructed and deployed on the basis of particular worldviews and how in turn they informed back different worldviews. It presents key lessons learned from this approach in relationship to the roles of codification, of relationships bewtween conceptual categories and between between theoretical influences and empirical work, as well as those emerging from the lived experience of research analysts. 

 

Keywords: grounded theory, arenassocial worlds theory, discourse analysis, case study, information systems adaptation

 

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Wasting Time: The Mission Impossible with Respect to Technology‑Oriented Security Approaches  pp117‑124

Andreas Wagner, Carole Brooke

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