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dc.contributor.authorRowlands, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorEric Monteiro (Editor-in-Chief)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:26:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:26:38Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-07-06T10:05:12Z
dc.identifier.issn09050167en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22900
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on research into how systems developers enact a systems development methodology (SDM) with a focus on describing how method enactment is bound up in everyday social and institutional structures. The case study develops the argument that institutional structures (such as authority, sets of norms and routine ways of doing things) embedded within the methodology are active forces in the systems development process. We ground our argument on the findings from a case study of an in-house developed SDM in a large-scale IT department within a major financial institution in Australia. The findings of the case show that despite the rhetoric of business client involvement working in unison with systems developers, the excerpts depict a conflict of interests with the client exercising nearly complete control over the development process and the in-house developers playing a submissive role. In terms of contribution to research, the study operationalises a theoretical framework that integrates elements of a social actor model outside its original domain to provide a deeper understanding of the institutional forces at play in information systems development.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Aalborg, Department of Mathematical Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.placeDenmarken_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://iris.cs.aau.dk/index.php/volume-20-40200841-no-2.htmlen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom21en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto48en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScandinavian Journal of Information Systemsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode280112en_US
dc.titleThe Enactment of Methodology: an Institutional Account of Systems Developers as Social Actorsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technologyen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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