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Iivari, Netta (2018) “I don't have any problem with it being marked public... :-)” making sense of challenges to openness in multiparty is design. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2018, 25.-28.6.2018, Portsmouth, UK, article nro. 106.

“I don't have any problem with it being marked public... :-)” making sense of challenges to openness in multiparty is design

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Author: Iivari, Netta1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201901111964
Language: English
Published: Association for information systems, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-01-11
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Abstract

Discourses on openness permeate Information Systems (IS) literature. Open source, innovation, de-sign, and data, among others, have aroused IS scholars interest during recent years. However, in IS research less attention has been paid to practical realities and challenges associated with openness. IS design, furthermore, has become highly distributed and involving multiple participants and per-spectives that each may have a different standpoint to openness, the consequences of which so far have not been examined in the literature. This study, by relying on nexus analysis as a sensitizing de-vice, address these limitations and examines multiparty IS design as social action, for the understand-ing of which nexus analytic concepts of discourses in place, historical body and interaction order are essential. The analysis identifies a variety of views and challenges involved with openness in multipar-ty IS design. Despite openness being postulated as a driving force of the design process, it was real-ized in a limited sense. The participants’ historical bodies, especially in the sense of their disciplinary background, and the interaction orders they had mutually established delimited openness in this de-sign project. Variety and challenges involved with openness in multiparty design are discussed and implications for IS research and practice are considered.

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Article number: 106
Host publication: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2018, 25.-28.6.2018, Portsmouth, UK
Conference: European conference on information systems
Type of Publication: D3 Professional conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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