Neil Pollock

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Business School

Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY

United Kingdom

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Software and Organisations: The Biography of the Enterprise-Wide System or How SAP Conquered the World

Neil Pollock and Robin Williams, SOFTWARE AND ORGANIZATIONS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENTERPRISE SOLUTION OR HOW SAP CONQUERED THE WORLD, London, Routledge, 2009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2013
Robin Williams and Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and University of Edinburgh
Downloads 365 (64,278)
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Software and Organisations: The Biography of the Enterprise-Wide System or How SAP Conquered the World

SOFTWARE AND ORGANIZATIONS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF THE ENTERPRISE SOLUTION OR HOW SAP CONQUERED THE WORLD, Chapter 3, London, Routledge, 2009
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2009
Robin Williams and Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and University of Edinburgh
Downloads 150 (160,345)
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ERP Systems and the University as a 'Unique' Organisation

Information Technology & People, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 31-52, 2004
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Aug 2008
James Cornford and Neil Pollock
Newcastle University (UK) - Business School and University of Edinburgh
Downloads 235 (99,885)
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ERP, biography, standardisation, customisation, organisational identity

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Beyond the ERP Implementation Study: A New Approach to the Study of Packaged Information Systems

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Jun 2009
Robin Williams and Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and University of Edinburgh
Downloads 192 (122,070)

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E-Infrastructures: How Do We Know and Understand Them? Strategic Ethnography and the Biography of Artefacts

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 May 2010
Robin Williams and Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and University of Edinburgh
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What’s in a Name? That Which We Call CRM: How New Knowledge Institutions Frame Information Technologies

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 May 2010
Robin Williams and Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and University of Edinburgh
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The Sociology of a Market Analysis Tool: How Industry Analysts Sort Vendors and Organize Markets

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Aug 2008
Robin Williams and Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and University of Edinburgh
Downloads 68 (270,108)
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Industry analysts, reputation, performativity, markets, calculation, community

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Fitting Standard Software Packages to Non-Standard Organisations: The 'Biography' of an Enterprise-Wide System

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Vol. 3, pp. 317-32, 2003
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Aug 2008
Neil Pollock, Robin Williams and Rob Procter
University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 67 (274,485)
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ERP, Biography, Sociology

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Give Me a Two-by-Two Matrix and I Will Create the Market: The Socio-Materiality of Rankings

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Sep 2011
Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh
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rankings, agency, materiality, markets, STS, graphs

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Technology Choice and its Performance: Toward a Sociology of Software Package Procurement

Information & Organisation, Vol. 17, pp. 131-61, 2007
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Aug 2008
Robin Williams and Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation and University of Edinburgh
Downloads 40 (339,880)
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Procurement, Performativity, Decision Making, Software Packages

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Who Decides the Shape of Product Markets? The Knowledge Institutions Who Name and Categorize New Technologies

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Sep 2011
Neil Pollock and Robin Williams
University of Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation
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Post Local Forms of Repair: The Case of Virtualised Technical Support

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Oct 2008
University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Strathclyde Business School
Downloads 33 (370,144)
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techncial support, julian orr, interactionist sociology, localisation

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Global Software and its Provenance: Generification Work in the Production of Organizational Software Packages

Social Studies of Science, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 254-280, April 2007
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Jun 2008
Neil Pollock, Luciana D'Adderio and Robin Williams
University of Edinburgh, Strathclyde Business School and University of Edinburgh - Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation
Downloads 30 (381,536)
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generification, localization, particularity, sameness, software packages

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When is a Work-Around? Conflict & Negotiation in Computer Systems Development

Science, Technology & Human Values, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 496-514, 2005
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 26 Aug 2008
Neil Pollock
University of Edinburgh
Downloads 23 (402,880)
Citation 6

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Work-arounds, software, actor network theory, users, programmers

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Performing Modularity: Competing Rules, Performative Struggles and the Effect of Organizational Theories on the Organization

Organization Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Sep 2014
Luciana D'Adderio and Neil Pollock
Strathclyde Business School and University of Edinburgh
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