Proceedings of JAIS Theory Development Workshop
This paper explores the philosophical roots of appropriation within Marx's theories and socio-cultural studies in an attempt to seek common ground among existing theories of technology appropriation in IS research. Drawing on appropriation perspectives from AdaptiveStructuration Theory, the Model of Technology Appropriation and the Structurational Model of Technology for comparison, we aim to generate a Marxian model that provides a starting point toward a general causal model of technology appropriation. This paper opens a philosophical discussion on the phenomenon of appropriation in the IS community, directing attention to foundational concepts in thehuman â†” technology nexus using ideas conceived by Marx.
Delaney, Patrick; Timbrell, Greg; and Chan, Taizan, " A Marxian Model of Technology Appropriation" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 233.