Global, International and Cultural Issues in IS
This paper draws on contemporary ritual theory from two different disciplines and research traditions to show howrituals can affect IT projects. These theories suggest that commonplace project activities, such as signoffs and scopechanges, have symbolic and emotional effects that not only persist, but also accumulate from one occurrence to thenext. The analysis extends our understanding of ritual in IT projects and has practical implications for IT managers.
Yakura, Elaine, "Varieties of Ritual Theory & Information Technology Implementation" (2011). AMCIS 2011 Proceedings - All Submissions. 434.