Future Work and Enterprise Systems

Posted: 16 Jul 2018

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Jan vom Brocke

University of Liechtenstein

Peter Buxmann

Darmstadt University of Technology

Alexander Maedche

Chair of Information Systems IV, Business School and Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES), University of Mannheim

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Date Written: June 25, 2018

Abstract

From its earliest days, research in business and information systems engineering (BISE) has been dedicated to envisioning how information technology will change the way we work and live. Today, technological innovation happens at a faster pace and reaches users more quickly than ever before. For example, while it took 75 years for the telephone to reach 100 million users, it was 16 years for mobile phones, 7 years for the World Wide Web, four and a half years for Facebook (Dreischmeier et al. 2015), and only a few weeks for Pokémon GO (Moon 2016).

The rapid acceleration of technological diffusion confronts BISE researchers, who usually study technological innovations from the perspective of socio-technical systems (Bostrom and Heinen 1977). Work systems are conceptualized as an interplay of tasks, technologies, and people (vom Brocke and Rosemann 2014), systems “in which human participants and/or machines perform work (processes and activities) using information, technology, and other resources to produce specific products/services for specific internal and/or external customers” (Alter 2013, p. 75).

Suggested Citation

vom Brocke, Jan and Buxmann, Peter and Maedche, Alexander and Leimeister, Jan Marco, Future Work and Enterprise Systems (June 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202518

Jan Vom Brocke

University of Liechtenstein ( email )

Fuerst Franz Josef-Strasse
Vaduz, 9490
Liechtenstein

Peter Buxmann

Darmstadt University of Technology

Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt
Magdalenenstrasse 8
Darmstadt, Hesse D-64289
Germany

Alexander Maedche

Chair of Information Systems IV, Business School and Institute for Enterprise Systems (InES), University of Mannheim ( email )

68131 Mannheim
Germany

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Pfannkuchstraße 1
Kassel, 34121
Germany

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