What use is domestication theory to information systems research?

Hynes, D and Richardson, H 2009, 'What use is domestication theory to information systems research?' , in: Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems , IGI Global, pp. 482-494.

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This chapter introduces and discusses domestication theory - essentially about giving technology a place in everyday life - and its relevance and importance to Information Systems (IS) research. We discuss domestication within the context of the social shaping of technology and critique use and adoption theories more widely than found in IS studies. We illustrate how domestication theory underpins studies of how Irish households find ways of using computers (or not) in their everyday life and research into the use of ICTs in UK gendered households. In conclusion we outline how developments in domestication theory can contribute to future IS research.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Diwedi, Y, Lai, B, Schneberger, M and Wade, M
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Publisher: IGI Global
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781605666594
Depositing User: HJ Richardson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2011 13:28
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/17952

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