While Actor Network Theory (ANT) has been successfully adopted to study organizational changes enabled by information technology (IT), Walsham suggests that, in such studies, data easily become highly complex and that it can be difficult for the researcher to make sense of data and structure them into a coherent presentation. This paper reviews the role played by events in structuring and presenting successfully published cases of ANT analyses. We identify a gap between the role played by events in the general literature on organizational change and the specific roles that events play in published cases of ANT analyses of IT-based change. We discuss, in consequence, how events can be used to help researchers adopt ANT to study IT-based change.
Cho, Sunyoung; Mathiassen, Lars; and Nilsson, Agneta, "The Role of Events in Actor Network Analysis of IT-Based Change" (2005). AMCIS 2005 Proceedings. 49.