How soon is now? Theorising temporality in Information Systems research

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Title: How soon is now? Theorising temporality in Information Systems research
Authors: O Riordan, Niamh
Conboy, Kieran
Acton, Thomas
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7255
Date: 18-Dec-2013
Abstract: Time is an inherent quality of human life and the temporal nature of our being in this world has fundamentally shaped our knowledge and understanding of it: the concept of time pervades everyday language: 'time is of the essence'; 'timing is everything'; and 'a stitch in time saves nine'. Thus, many disciplines are concerned with Time – physics of course, and also history, philosophy, psychology, computer science, communication studies and media. Nevertheless, our understanding of it is fundamentally limited because our consciousness moves along it . The goal of this paper is to develop a conceptualization of time that can be used to investigate the impact of temporality on the design, development, adoption and use of Information Systems and to trace the societal and business impact of that association.
Funding Details: Higher Education Authority
Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Key issues;Theory building;Time pressure;Qualitative research
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2013: Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design, Milan, Italy, 15-18 December 2013
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