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Too much or not enough. Information systems integration in post-merger context: A sociomaterial practice perspective [r-libre/503]

Vieru, Dragos, & Trudel, Marie-Claude (2013). Too much or not enough. Information systems integration in post-merger context: A sociomaterial practice perspective. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (p. 4596-4605). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.553

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Abstract: During the post-merger integration phase (PMI), new information systems (IS) that span the boundaries of the previously independent organizations need to be implemented to enable a specific level of integration. Although the literature emphasizes the important role played by ISs in support of the amalgamated organizations, there is a lack of studies on the issue of boundary management at the information technology (IT) level in a PMI context. We draw on a sociomaterial practice perspective to analyze two IS implementation projects in a healthcare organization resulting from a merger of previously independent hospitals. The results suggest there is a dilemma of post-merger IT integration versus autonomy, which is reflected by the unpredictability of the implementation’s outcomes for the ISs designed to enable planned practices. The model also suggests that post-merger practices reflect the outcomes of dialectic processes of resistance to, and negotiation of, the IS configuration during its implementation.
Depositor: Vieru, Dragos
Owner / Manager: Dragos Vieru
Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 16:54
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 15:09

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