This research is located in the topic area of culture and information systems. It is set in the finance industry against the backdrop of globalisation. The particular focus is on the influence of Islamic culture on the role and development of information systems in Islamic banking. The notion of role is treated as a rich description of the behaviour and responsibilities of information systems. This research will use ANT (Actor Network Theory) to study the relevant actors i.e. humans and non-humans, heterogeneous networks and relationships that form the research area. An interpretive approach has been adopted for this work, using multiple case studies. The underlying theories and research design are discussed for this research in progress.