Virtuous or vicious cycle? Inscribing diverse professional values in lecture capture systems

Jenny Leonard, Pavel Albores, Helen Higson

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Abstract

This paper examines how the introduction and use of a new information system affects and is affected by the values of a diverse professional workforce. It uses the example of lecture capture systems in a university. Its contribution is to combine two concepts taken from actor-network theory, namely accumulation and inscription, and combine them with an integrated framework of diversity management. A model is developed of accumulation cycles in lecture capture usage, involving multiple interacting actants, including the broader environment, management commitment to diversity, work group characteristics, individual practices and the affordances of technology. Using this model, alternative future inscriptions can be identified - an optimal one, which enhances professional values, as a result of a virtuous accumulation cycle, or a sub-optimal one, as a result of a vicious cycle. It identifies diversity management as an important influence on how professional values are enhanced, modified or destroyed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2016: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave - 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2016
Event22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave, AMCIS 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201614 Aug 2016

Conference

Conference22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave, AMCIS 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period11/08/1614/08/16

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Actor network theory
  • Diversity management
  • Inscription
  • Professional values

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