Systèmes d'Information et Management


Actor-network theory, developed by recent issues in science studies, leads us to look at inventions and innovations from a relational point of view. Dynamic of science and technology is nested in scientists and engineers narratives. This approach is applied to new information and communication technologies (NICT). We point out computer uses as relational behavior. Thus, users narratives key-words make associations networks having typical morphological properties. These networks made of associations regarded as accessibility relations account for the construction of social representation of NICT in relation with real uses.