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Author: Antonio Ghezzi

Affiliation: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

ISBN: 978-989-758-187-8

Keyword(s): Information Systems, Alternative Genre, Enterprise Resource Systems, Allegory, User Engagement, Change Management, Action Research.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Databases and Information Systems Integration ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Enterprise Resource Planning ; Enterprise Software Technologies ; Organisational Issues on Systems Integration ; Simulation and Modeling ; Simulation Tools and Platforms ; Software Engineering

Abstract: Genres of communications significantly influence the evolution of a field of research. In the Information Systems (IS) domain, a debate has recently emerged on the chance to implement alternative genres to generate unconventional ways of looking at IS-related issues. This study hence proposes to apply allegory as an alternative genre to write publications accounting IS research. To exemplify the use of the allegory genre, the study tackles the role of the action researcher to enable user engagement and change management in the early phases of Information Systems implementation. The allegory is applied to the case of a Small- Medium-Enterprise undergoing ERP implementation. Reflecting on the allegory and its interpretation, it is argued that the action researcher can take a paramount role in IS change management as “user engagement enabler”; from a writing genre perspective, it is claimed that allegory is particularly suitable for writing action research accounts.

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Ghezzi, A. (2016). An Allegory on the Role of the Action Researcher to Enable User Engagement and Change Management in the Early Phases of Information Systems Implementation.In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 29-39. DOI: 10.5220/0005763800290039

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JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - An Allegory on the Role of the Action Researcher to Enable User Engagement and Change Management in the Early Phases of Information Systems Implementation
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AU - Ghezzi, A.
PY - 2016
SP - 29
EP - 39
DO - 10.5220/0005763800290039

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