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Form-ing institutional order

Beynon-Davies, Paul 2014. Form-ing institutional order. Presented at: European Conference on Information Systems 2014, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 9-11 June 2014. European Conference on Information Systems 2014. Tel Aviv, Israel:

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Abstract

This paper examines the central place of the list and the associated concept of an identifier within the scaffolding of contemporary institutional order. These terms are deliberately chosen to make strange and help unpack the constitutive capacity of information systems and information technology within and between contemporary organisations. We draw upon the substantial body of work by John Searle to help understand the place of lists in the constitution of order. To enable us to ground our discussion of the potentiality and problematic associated with lists we describe a significant and modern instance of list-making, situated around the issue of digital identity management. The theoretical framework discussed allows us to better explain breakdowns in the institutional order characteristic of this domain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Additional Information: Lists; Identifiers; Scaffolding; Institutional order; Digital identity management
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:24
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/59665

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