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Journal Issue
Volume 8 Issue 3, ECITE 2005 Special / Nov 2005  pp143‑230

Editor: Dan Remenyi

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Evaluating Success in Post‑Merger IS Integration: A Case Study  pp143‑150

Maria Alaranta

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An Evaluation Framework for the Acceptance of Web‑Based Aptitude Tests  pp151‑158

Michael Amberg, Sonja Fischer, Manuela Schröder

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Why IT Continues to Matter: Reflections on the Strategic Value of IT  pp159‑168

Frank Bannister, Dan Remenyi

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IS Evaluation in Practice  pp169‑178

Ann Brown

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Citizen‑Centric Approach and Healthcare Management Based on the XML Web Services  pp179‑186

Mayumi Hori, Masakazu Ohashi, Shotaro Suzuki

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Conducting Interdisciplinary Research: Evaluation of the ePre‑scription Pilot Scheme in Finland  pp187‑196

Hannele Hypponen, Pirkko Nykanen, Lauri Salmivalli

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The Adoption of new Application Development Tools by IT Pro‑fessionals from the Viewpoint of Organisational Learning  pp197‑206

Torsti Rantapuska

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Abstract

Productivity and innovativeness of information work is becoming an important issue among information work‑ers. This paper explores the working and learning of IS professionals when adopting new application development tools. I study how the IS professionals work, communicate, think through problems, and learn by way of getting work done. I also analyse the changes that the adoption causes to the individual style of working. The research questions are formu‑ lated as follows: 1) what contributes to the effective use of IT tools? 2) How does the adoption of new tools affect the individual working methods? The research is based on interviews of fourteen young professionals who have recently started using a new application development tool. The interviews have been conducted in their working places. The fo‑ cus is on learning at work. Special attention is paid to the initial motivation of the innovation, to knowledge acquisition, and to communication with their team members during the problem solving process. According to the findings, the IS professionals' working style is personal and context‑oriented. As learners they do not interact with their peers and do not use systematic working methods too much. The Internet and help systems are used as the basis of group interaction and source of knowledge more likely than colleagues and textbooks. The systematic orientation of working practice is limited to the context at hand. At the end of the study, the results are discussed and recommendations are proposed to improve the software process. 

 

Keywords: software process innovations, organisational learning, adoption, individual learning styles

 

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Evaluation of Information Technology Productivity and Productive Efficiency in Australia  pp207‑210

Wesley Shu, Simon Poon

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Designing a Process‑Oriented Framework for IT Performance Management Systems  pp211‑220

Sertac Son, Tim Weitzel, Francois Laurent

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Impact of the Quality of ERP Implementations on Business Value  pp221‑230

Oana Velcu

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