Re-examining IT enabled change with a new model of the information field: The tiger creek case

Xiaozhong Liu, Robert Benjamin, Ping Zhang

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates the application of a new model of the Information Field (I-Model) (Zhang & Benjamin 2006) to deconstructing case studies in the information field so that they can be easily analyzed, understood and compared. The Expense Tracking System at Tiger Creek case (Zuboff& Bronsema 1984) is selected owing to it beings historically important in illustrating various issues brought by informated change (Zuboff 1989), and changes in the traditional command and control process (Benjamin & Levinson 1993). Our re-examination of the case using the I-model highlights the dynamics and complex issues resulted when access to information modifies the power relationships in organizations that seem ever present in IT implementations. It also sheds new insight on research in IT-enabled change. We conclude that the I-model can provide a framework for analyzing other cases in the information field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2007Jan 6 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/071/6/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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