Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems
July 2004, ©2004
1. Thinking about Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems (Allen S. Lee).
2. Fit for Function: Functionalism, Neofunctionalism and Information Systems (M. Lynne Markus).
3. Phenomenology, Screens, and the World: A Journey with Husserl and Heidegger into Phenomenology (Lucas D. Introna and Fernando M. Ilharco).
4. Hermeneutics in Information Systems Research (Michael D. Myers).
5. Adorno: A Critical Theory for IS Research (Stephen K. Probert).
6. The Critical Social Theory of J ¨ urgen Habermas and its Implications for IS Research (Heinz K. Klein and Minh Q. Huynh).
7. Foucault, Power/Knowledge and Information Systems: Reconstructing the Present (Leslie P. Willcocks).
8. Structuration Theory and Information Systems: A Critical Reappraisal (Matthew Jones, Wanda Orlikowski and Kamal Munir).
9. WhatWe May Learn from the Social Shaping of Technology Approach (Debra Howcroft, Nathalie Mitev and Melanie Wilson).
10. Re-establishing the Real: Critical Realism and Information Systems (John Mingers).
11. Complexity and Information Systems (Yasmin Merali).
Leslie P. Willcocks is Professor of Information Management at Warwick Business School. He received a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, is visiting professor at Erasmus and Melbourne Universities, and joint Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology. He is co-author of 23 books and has published over 140 papers in journals ranging from Harvard Business Review to MIS Quarterly, MISQ Executive and Journal of Management Studies. His research interests include organizational issues, politics, outsourcing, implementation, e-business and evaluation.
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