Understanding Successful Use of Technology in Organisations in Developing Countries: A Structurational Perspective

Information Technology and its relationship to organisational performance has been a subject of continued interest to researchers and other stakeholders in developing countries. While there is concurrence that IT does contribute to performance, and the authors are efficiently expanding their knowledge on what factors cause better leveraging of IT resources in organisations, they have done little to understand how these factors interact with technology that results in improved performance. This paper suggests looking that the interaction between organisational resources and technology within the structurational lens, which recognizes the recursive interaction between technology and people in the presence of social practices, and the norms that inform their ongoing practices.

Provided by: University of Quebec in Outaouais Topic: Date Added: Feb 2009 Format: PDF

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