Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts: Advancements and New Concepts

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Tatnall, Arthur
IGI Global, Nov 30, 2010 - Computers - 328 pages
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About 25 years ago, the first developments of ANT (Actor-Network Theory) took place, but it wasn’t until much later that researchers began to take it seriously. In the late 1990s, ANT began to take hold in the scientific community as a new and exciting approach to socio-technical research and social theory.

Actor-Network Theory and Technology Innovation: Advancements and New Concepts provides a comprehensive look at the development of actor-network theory itself, as well as case studies of its use to assist in the explanation of various socio-technical phenomena. This book includes topics relating to technological innovation; both those using actor-network theory as an explanatory framework and those using other approaches. It is an excellent source of information regarding ANT as an approach to technological innovation and its link to ICT (Information Communication Technology).

 

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Contents

Have You Taken Your Guys on the Journey?
1
Service Innovation Using Actor Network Theory
20
The Need for Rich Theory to Realize the Vision of Healthcare Network Centric Operations
41
Innovation Translation Innovation Diffusion and the Technology Acceptance Model
52
Translating Biofuel Discounting Farmers
68
Using ID maps to Represent the Adoption of Internet Applications by Local Cricket Clubs
80
Modelling the Adoption and Use of Internet Technologies in Higher Education in Thailand
95
EBusiness Adoption by Jordanian Banks
113
Actors Networks and Assessment
178
Managing MultiOrganizational Interaction Issues
192
Reassembling the Problem of the UnderRepresentation of Girls in IT Courses
208
Using SANT for Facilitating Superior Understanding of Key Factors in the Design of a Chronic Disease SelfManagement Model
223
The Impact of Network of Actors on the Information Technology
234
A Potential Application of Actor Network Theory in Organizational Studies
247
Compilation of References
259
About the Contributors
289

The Theoretical and Analytical Inclusion of Actor Network Theory and its Implication on ICT Research
130
Linux Kernel Developers Embracing Authors Embracing Licenses
143
The Critical Role of Market Segmentation
162

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Arthur Tatnall is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. In his PhD he used actor-network theory to investigate adoption of Visual Basic in the curriculum of an Australian university. Arthur’s research interests include technological innovation, history of technology, project management, information systems curriculum, information technology in educational management and electronic business. Much of his research is based on the use of actor-network theory. Arthur is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and active in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) as Chair of IFIP WG9.7 – History of Computing, Chair of IFIP WG3.4 – ICT in Professional and Vocational Education and a member of IFIP WG3.7 – Information Technology in Educational Management. He has published widely in journals, books, book chapters and conference proceedings and recently edited the Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications, and Web Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications for IGI Global. Arthur is also Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Education and Information Technologies and Editor of the Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics. [Editor]

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