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dc.contributor.authorMackrell, Daleen_US
dc.contributor.authorNielsen, Sueen_US
dc.contributor.editorJudith Molka-Danielsenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:08:31Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:08:31Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-01-20T06:39:26Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.himolde.no/index.cfm/pageID/2483.en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28363
dc.description.abstractMultiple standpoints on design science exist. In this paper, the authors espouse a pluralist approach to design science, allowing an interpretive view of the human factors to complement the more prescriptive view of the IT artefact. To better comprehend the processes of IT design, development, practice, and incremental improvement, a study of CottonLOGIC, an agricultural decision support system (DSS) for the Australian cotton industry, was reassessed from a design science framework. In the study, the duality of technology, Orlikowski's (1992) adaptation of the social science theory, structuration theory, was used as the overarching perspective to overcome the dichotomy between technology as an objective force and technology as a socially constructed product which the study found to be inextricably linked. The contribution of the paper is to advocate a pluralist approach in design science thus allowing both the immediate situation and the wider context of agricultural institutions and environment to be taken into account in the interpretation of the users' proposals for improvements to the DSS, while not ignoring the functionality of the IT artefact.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherIRIS Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeMolde, Swedenen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.himolde.no/index.cfm/pageID/2483en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameIRIS32 MOLDE NORWAYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleIRIS 32 Molde Norway: Groups and Papersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-08-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-08-12en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMolde Swedenen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDecision Support and Group Support Systemsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode080605en_US
dc.titleTowards a Pluralist Approach in Design Science: Case Study of an Agricultural DSSen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author[s] 2009.The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner[s] for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author[s].en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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