Studying Human Resource Information Systems Implementation using Adaptive Structuration Theory: The case of an HRIS Implementation at Dow Chemical Company

Huub Ruël, Charles Che Chiemeke

Abstract

Research on Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) implementation lacks theoretical depth and richness. For that reason this paper applies a theory to HRIS implementation developed by Gerardine DeSanctis and Marshal Scott Poole originally for studying information systems implementation, namely Adaptive Structuration Theory (AST). AST is based on Structuration Theory, a theory from sociology, and assumes that information systems and organizations are fundamentally interrelated. They influence each other mutually. In this paper concepts from AST are applied to a HRIS implementation at Dow Chemical Company. The case shows how a HRIS’ philosophy through appropriation by end-users is being realized in HRIS outcomes.

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Ruël H. and Che Chiemeke C. (2007). Studying Human Resource Information Systems Implementation using Adaptive Structuration Theory: The case of an HRIS Implementation at Dow Chemical Company . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-02-9, pages 15-30. DOI: 10.5220/0002423100150030


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@conference{hris07,
author={Huub Ruël and Charles Che Chiemeke},
title={Studying Human Resource Information Systems Implementation using Adaptive Structuration Theory: The case of an HRIS Implementation at Dow Chemical Company},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={15-30},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002423100150030},
isbn={978-989-8111-02-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2007)
TI - Studying Human Resource Information Systems Implementation using Adaptive Structuration Theory: The case of an HRIS Implementation at Dow Chemical Company
SN - 978-989-8111-02-9
AU - Ruël H.
AU - Che Chiemeke C.
PY - 2007
SP - 15
EP - 30
DO - 10.5220/0002423100150030