Virtuous or vicious cycle? Inscribing diverse professional values in lecture capture systems


This paper examines how the introduction and use of a new information system affects and is affected by the values of a diverse professional workforce. It uses the example of lecture capture systems in a university. Its contribution is to combine two concepts taken from actor-network theory, namely accumulation and inscription, and combine them with an integrated framework of diversity management. A model is developed of accumulation cycles in lecture capture usage, involving multiple interacting actants, including the broader environment, management commitment to diversity, work group characteristics, individual practices and the affordances of technology. Using this model, alternative future inscriptions can be identified - an optimal one, which enhances professional values, as a result of a virtuous accumulation cycle, or a sub-optimal one, as a result of a vicious cycle. It identifies diversity management as an important influence on how professional values are enhanced, modified or destroyed.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School
Languages & Social Sciences
Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
Aston University (General)
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Event Title: 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave, AMCIS 2016
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-08-11 - 2016-08-14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Actor network theory,Diversity management,Inscription,Professional values,Computer Science Applications,Computer Networks and Communications,Information Systems
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2016-08-14
Accepted Date: 2016-08-01
Authors: Leonard, Jenny
Albores, Pavel ( 0000-0001-7509-9381)
Higson, Helen ( 0000-0003-3433-2823)

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