This paper describes a work-in-progress, qualitative research study that will examine intranet use from an interorganizational perspective. We commonly assume that internal organizational considerations, and the information technology strategies of firm executives, guide IT use. But, I have found that the use of one set of technologies--online information resources--is strongly shaped by interorganizational relationships. Could this be true of other information technologies as well? Some very preliminary data from this study suggests that, yes, interorganizational relationships may also shape the use of intranets.
Lamb, Roberta, "Inside Out, Outside In: Do Interorganizational Relationships Shape Intranet Use?" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 29.