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

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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

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • 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.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1244

Book Title


  • Information Systems Foundations Theory, Representation and Reality

Start Page


  • 197

End Page


  • 210

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

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • 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.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1244

Book Title


  • Information Systems Foundations Theory, Representation and Reality

Start Page


  • 197

End Page


  • 210