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Resist, comply or workaround? An examination of different facets of user engagement with information systems

Ferneley, E and Sobreperez, P 2006, 'Resist, comply or workaround? An examination of different facets of user engagement with information systems' , European Journal of Information Systems, 15 (4) , pp. 345-356.

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Abstract

This paper provides a summary of studies of user resistance to Information Technology (IT) and identifies workaround activity as an understudied and distinct, but related, phenomenon. Previous categorizations of resistance have largely failed to address the relationships between the motivations for divergences from procedure and the associated workaround activity. This paper develops a composite model of resistance/workaround derived from two case study sites. We find four key antecedent conditions derived from both positive and negative resistance rationales and identify associations and links to various resultant workaround behaviours and provide supporting Chains of Evidence from two case studies.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Information Systems
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0960085X
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2008 15:23
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/855

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