[AISWorld] Information and Organization Best published paper 2014

Elizabeth Davidson edavidso at hawaii.edu
Tue Aug 4 03:44:53 EDT 2015

I am please to announce the winners of the *Information and Organization*
best published paper awards for 2014. The winning paper and three
runners-up articles are available for free from August 1 – October 31, 2015
via Science Direct. (See links below.)  I encourage you to download and
read these excellent, insightful articles.

Elizabeth Davidson


Information and Organization

*Information and Organization best published paper 2014:*

***Beyond the organizational ‘container’: Conceptualizing 21st century
sociotechnical work, *Information and Organization*, Volume 24, Issue 4,
October 2014, Pages 250-269, by Susan Winter, Nicholas Berente, James
Howison, Brian Butler.



·      Characterizes limitations of the organizational encapsulation and
inheritance STS assumptions of much of IS scholarship.

·      Theorizes a Neo-STS framework reflecting information infrastructures
that enable trans-organizational work arrangements.

·      Applies Neo-STS to contemporary work showing role of
trans-organizational infrastructures and multidirectional inheritance.

*Runners-up for Best Published Paper 2014*

**An integrative semiotic framework for information systems: The social,
personal and material worlds, Information and Organization, Volume 24,
Issue 1, January 2014, Pages 48-70 by John Mingers, Leslie Willcocks.



·      The paper argues that semiotics is at the heart of the
representation and transmission of information and meaning and thus
communication and information systems.

·      The authors develop an integrative framework grounded in Habermasian
concepts, Peirceian semiotics and an underlying, integrating critical
realist philosophy.

**What have we learned from the Smart Machine?, Information and
Organization, Volume 24, Issue 2, April 2014, Pages 71-105 by Andrew



·      The author analyzes Zuboff’s seminal book “In the Age of the Smart
Machine” and offers a representation of the theory Zuboff developed in her

·      The article examines how Information Systems researchers have used
that theory and explains why this theory offers a timely and very exciting
opportunity for our discipline.

**Visualizing institutional logics in sociomaterial practices, Information
and Organization, Volume 24, Issue 3, July 2014, Pages 129-155, by Lotta
Hultin, Magnus Mähring.



·      Visualization artifacts are integral to sensemaking and enacted
institutional logics.

·      These artifacts, IT-based as well as physical, structure work

·      They shape individual focus of attention and integrate new logics
into practices.

·      Affordances are created from the experience of using several
different technologies.

·      Rejection of a technology constitutes entanglement of other
technologies in practice.

Elizabeth Davidson
W. Ruel Johnson Professor
Department of Information Technology Management
Shidler College of Business
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808)956-6657 (office)
(808)956-9889 (fax)

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