publication . Article . 2010

Transformational Structuration

James J. Lee; Bandula Jayatilaka; Ben B. Kim; Ted E. Lee; Pairin Katerattanakul; Soongoo Hong;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: International Journal of E-Business Research, volume 6, pages 13-25 (issn: 1548-1131, eissn: 1548-114X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: IGI Global
<jats:p>This article shows how the technical hype of 1990s has been transformed into the e-business organizations at the beginning of the 21st century. The authors took an interpretive stance in this study, grounded theory, and investigated the ontology of virtual organization by the metaphorical analysis. The metaphorical analysis adopted in this study provides the analytical power to conceptualize the social structure of virtual organization in the context of structuration theory with the process of grounded theory. As the e-business structuration indicates in this study, virtualization, the metaphor of virtual organization is interpreted as flexible dominatio...
free text keywords: Management Information Systems, Computer Science Applications, Transformational leadership, Electronic business, Structuration theory, Metaphor, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Virtualization, computer.software_genre, computer, Virtual organization, Grounded theory, Ontology
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