Date of Award
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Computer Information Systems
Dr. Lars Mathiassen
Dr. Richard Baskerville
Dr. Wesley Johnston
Dr. Richard Welke
The literature emphasizes the important role played by stakeholder perceptions in explaining success and failure of IT-enabled change efforts. However, our knowledge of how stakeholder perceptions evolve and interact with outcomes during change processes is still limited. Consequently, this study adapts technological frames of reference (TFR) to explore the dynamics of stakeholder perceptions based on action research into an IT-enabled sales process innovation project at VoiceTech. The study attempts to answer the following research questions: How can TFR be adapted and applied to support action research into IT-enabled change efforts? What was the role of stakeholder perceptions during IT-enabled sales process innovation at VoiceTech? How do stakeholder perceptions evolve and interact with outcomes during IT-enabled change efforts? The study develops TFR as a theory for investigating stakeholder perceptions during IT-enabled change and it offers a process model of how frame interactions, incongruencies, and inconsistencies contribute to frame shifts and change outcomes over time. In addition, the study provides detailed insights into how the IT-enabled sales process innovation at VoiceTech shaped and was shaped by shifts in stakeholder perceptions over time.
Young, Brett, "The Role of Stakeholder Perceptions during IT-Enabled Change: An Investigation of Technology Frames of Reference in a Sales Process Innovation Project" (2010). Computer Information Systems Dissertations. Paper 40.