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Tricks or trompe l'oeil?: An examination [of] workplace resistance in an information rich managerial environment

Sobreperez, P, Ferneley, E and Wilson, FA 2005, Tricks or trompe l'oeil?: An examination [of] workplace resistance in an information rich managerial environment , in: Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, May 26-28, 2005., Regensburg, Germany.

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Management information generated by workflow information systems is often used for planning, costing, decision making and other management activities. By application of the principles of Grounded Theory, this paper summarises studies of acceptance of workflow systems and finds that user resistance is manifest in many forms. The paper also finds that previous divisions of this resistance are simplistic and fail to address the issue of data integrity. The paper attempts to add to the literature on user resistance to surveillance and to categorise the ways in which users work around systems resulting in information that is not a true reflection of actual activities. Thus management decisions are based upon an illusion of actuality and not on the reality of workplace activities. This leads to the usage of the Trompe L'Oeil, a decorative technique translating literally from French as 'trick of the eye' and used for example where a window with curtains and view is painted onto a wall to look like a real window and the observer perceives a window where no window exists

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Winner of Claudio Ciborra Prize for most innovative paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: surveillance, resistance, workflow, workaround
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5548.7 Industrial psychology
Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Dr Polly Sobreperez
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2009 14:09
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:49

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