Title

Emergent conversational technologies that are democratising information systems in organisations: the case of the corporate

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Hasan, H. M. & Pfaff, C. (2007). Emergent conversational technologies that are democratising information systems in organisations: the case of the corporate. In D. Hart & S. Gregor (Eds.), Information Systems Foundations: Theory, Representation and Reality (pp. 197-210). Canberra: ANU E Press.

Abstract

Conversational technologies such as discussion forums, chatrooms, weblogs (or blogs) and wikis have transformed the way information is exchanged and disseminated in civil society but their take up in corporations is slow. We contend that one reason for this is the way they democratise organisational information and knowledge, with consequential changes to the distribution of power, rights and obligations. In this paper, we discuss the opportunities and the threats associated with the corporate Wiki and the implications of this for the future of the field of information systems

Link to publisher version (URL)

ANU E Press

RIS ID

22884

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