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Technology and Organisation: a Case of Mutual Adaptation in the Archaeological Sector

Alessio Maria Braccini
LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
Tommaso Federici
Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Italy


Abstract
In the archaeological sector, information about finds and related documents is highly relevant, but no information system (IS) is available to manage it. Professionals working in the field are often not used to managing information by means of technology and, moreover, work practices are not standardized. The in-troduction of a new IS to track events and record information in such an environ-ment is therefore a big challenge. An adaptation between technology and organi-zation is then to be expected, in order to find an appropriate form of integration. By adopting a structuration theory perspective, this work analyses the case of a project in which an IS to manage finds was designed, experimented with, dis-cussed, and then developed.

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Reference:Braccini A.M., Federici T. (2010). "Technology and Organisation: a Case of Mutual Adaptation in the Archaeological Sector," Proceedings > Proceedings of ALPIS
itAIS, Italy . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(18). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/10-18
Keywords:IS Implementation, Social structures, Technological structures, Adaptation, Archaeology
Item Type:Article - Volume 10 Article 18 (2010)
Language:English
Email: Alessio Maria Braccini (abraccini@luiss.it)
Tommaso Federici (tfederici@unitus.it)

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