Organizing Vision and Local is Practices: A France-U.S. Comparison

Communications of the AIS, No. 19, pp. 1-60, 2007

44 Pages Posted: 15 Aug 2010

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Sabine Carton

Univ. Grenoble Alpes CERAG CNRS; affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cécile Romeyer

University of Saint Etienne

Francois-Xavier de Vaujany

Université Paris-Dauphine

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In their Organizing Vision model, Swanson and Ramiller called for more research on the relationship between inter-organizational “authorized” (legitimated) discourse on IT and organizational practices. In this paper, the research question is focused on national differences in the way cross-organizational discourses interact with local practices. The methodology used includes the identification of so-called “authorized” ideas through an analysis of both French and US publications (using thematic and lexicometric analysis), as well as IT forums, from 1999 to 2003. This analysis is then merged with an overview of French and American case studies. The results demonstrate strong differences in the OV production systems, as well as in organizational behaviour’s reaction to cross-organizational discourse.

Keywords: Organizing vision, operationalization, fads, fashions, information technologies, France, USA

Suggested Citation

Carton, Sabine and Romeyer, Cécile and de Vaujany, Francois-Xavier, Organizing Vision and Local is Practices: A France-U.S. Comparison (2007). Communications of the AIS, No. 19, pp. 1-60, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1658402 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1658402

Sabine Carton

Univ. Grenoble Alpes CERAG CNRS ( email )

Grenoble
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.iae-grenoble.fr/cv-CARTON-136.html

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Cécile Romeyer

University of Saint Etienne ( email )

6, rue basse des rives
Saint Etienne, 42023
France

Francois-Xavier De Vaujany (Contact Author)

Université Paris-Dauphine ( email )

Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
Paris, 75016
France

HOME PAGE: http://www.dauphine.fr

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