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Deconstructing information sharing

Beynon-Davies, Paul and Wang, Yingli 2016. Deconstructing information sharing. Presented at: International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin, 12-14 December 2016.
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Abstract

Information sharing between actors working in different institutions is proposed by much literature to improve aspects of both intra and inter-institutional performance. However, it is unclear from the literature what exactly information sharing is and why it is important to institutional performance. This paper seeks to deconstruct the concept of information sharing, particularly within aspects of the supply chain. We shall argue that the central problem with the concept of information sharing is that it relies on a notion of information as ‘stuff’ that can be manipulated, transmitted and used relatively unproblematically between organizations. We wish to question conventional notions of this construct by examining and analyzing a complex case of ‘information sharing’ applicable within an international supply chain. Through deconstructing this particular case we demonstrate how certain perceived problems in ‘information sharing’ are better conceptualized as breakdowns in the inter-institutional scaffolding of data structures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 September 2016
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2019 09:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/94887

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