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

Hubertus Johannes Maria Ruel, Charles C. Chiemeke

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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 Chemicals. The case shows how a HRIS’ philosophy through appropriation by end-users is being realized in HRIS outcomes
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on e-Transformation and Human Resources Management Technologies: Organizational Outcomes and Challenges
EditorsTatiana Bondarouk, Hubertus Johannes Maria Ruel, Karine Guiderdoni-Jourdain, Ewan Oiry
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Print)978-1-60566-304-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameInformation Science Reference


  • IR-86827
  • METIS-256692

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