Exploring the initiation and development of an information system is germane to academics and practitioners. Using path creation, actor network, and effectuation theoretical concepts, we examine an alternative view of information systems development, as a series of fictions, promises and realities which emerge from the collective actions of, and the negotiations with, various individuals in groups. The implications for systems development research and practice are considered.
Chiasson, Mike and Kelly, Helen, "(Re)Negotiating Fictions, Promises and Realities during Information Systems Projects" (2013). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2013. 44.