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Volume 16 Issue 3, ICIME 2013 / Oct 2013  pp161‑254

Editor: Nelson Leung

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Editorial for the Special ICIME edition of EJISE‑ ICIME 2013  pp161‑162

Leung, Nelson

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Enabling Students with Disabilities with Computing Interaction and Empowerment though Enhanced Strategic Instructional Course Design  pp163‑172

Dr. Bob Barrett

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Improving Usability Outcomes for each of the Usability Practitioner Roles  pp173‑187

Vince Bruno, Martin Dick

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The Role and Requisite Competencies of the Public Sector CIO: a Two‑sided Perspective  pp188‑199

Val Hooper, Beverley Bunker

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Use, Perception and Attitude of University Students Towards Facebook and Twitter  pp200‑210

Kevin Johnston, Mei-Miao Chen, Magnus Hauman

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Sectorial Adoption Analysis of Cloud Computing by Examining the Dissatisfier Landscape  pp211‑219

Easwar Krishna Iyer, Arathi Krishnan, Gaurav Sareen, Tapan Panda

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The Conditions of Complex Innovation Adoption Occurrence „ A Critical Realist Perspective  pp220‑230

Marius Mihailescu, Daniela Mihailescu, Sven Carlsson

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Abstract: The adoption of innovation is a multifaceted and dynamic phenomenon. It occurs as a result of the interplay between structural influences and agents activities. Although existing studies on innovation have recognised the importance of theories that link the structure, the macro level, and agency, the micro level, in explaining changes over time, few theoretical accounts support the integrations of multiple levels of analysis. The purpose of this paper is to develop an explanatory framework base d on a realist social theory and underpinned by a critical realist perspective, with the intention of describing and explaining IS/IT adoption occurrences. The potential of the framework is empirically illustrated with a case study that examines the adopt ion of one Enterprise Systems Implementation Methodology by implementers in an implementation context. Our qualitative study provides explanatory insights and a rich description of a particular type of complex innovation. Four theoretically and empiricall y grounded modes of adopting an implementation methodology are identified: fragmented, aggregated, integrated and infrastructural. Using the framework allow us to achieve four things. First, the framework will support the researchers in identifying partic ular configurations and the pattern of events caused by them. Second, it will take into account the embeddedness of innovations that have occurred within broader structural configurations. Third, it will allow the researchers to distinguish the different stances agents might adopt toward particular innovations and structural configurations. Fourth, the researchers will be able to identify variations that have occurred in the adoption of innovations. This study offers a foundation for future work that may contribute to a more coherent view on complex innovations and insights into their potential adoption; as such, the findings presented here can provide guidance for practitioners who seek to adopt complex IS/IT innovations. 


Keywords: Keywords: IS/IT adoption occurrence, enterprise systems implementation methodology, realist social theory, critical realism, morphogenetic approach, modes of reflexivity


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Defining Social Technologies: evaluation of social collaboration tools and technologies  pp231‑240

Aelita Skaržauskienė, Rūta Tamošiūnaitė, Inga Žalėnienė

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The Five‑dimensional Reflective Cycle Framework for Designing Financial Information Management Systems Courses  pp241‑254

Hien Minh Thi Tran, Farshid Anvari

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