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A Marxian Model of Technology Appropriation

Patrick Delaney
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Greg Timbrell
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Taizan Chan
Queensland University of Technology, Australia


Abstract
This paper explores the philosophical roots of appropriation within Marx's theories and socio-cultural studies in an attempt to seek common ground among existing theories of technology appropriation in IS research. Drawing on appropriation perspectives from Adaptive Structuration Theory, the Model of Technology Appropriation and the Structurational Model of Technology for comparison, we aim to generate a Marxian model that provides a starting point toward a general causal model of technology appropriation. This paper opens a philosophical discussion on the phenomenon of appropriation in the IS community, directing attention to foundational concepts in the human ↔ technology nexus using ideas conceived by Marx.

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Reference:Delaney, P., Timbrell, G., Chan, T. (2008). "A Marxian Model of Technology Appropriation," Proceedings > Proceedings of JAIS Theory Development Workshop . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 8(28). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/8-28
Keywords:Appropriation, Marxism
Item Type:Article - Volume 8 Article 28 (2008)
Language:English
Email: Patrick Delaney (p.delaney@student.qut.edu.au)

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