Subverting Organisational IT Policy : A Case in China

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2015 Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems (AIS)
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683104
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

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Title21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2015)
PlacePuerto Rico
Period13 - 15 August 2015

Abstract

Studies of the dark side of Information Systems are encountered with increasing frequency. In this paper, we investigate how selected hotel employees in China deliberately subvert IT Policy in order to gain access to the IT applications that they believe essential to work. Following a review of the literature on IT Governance, resistance and subversion, we engage in an interpretive case study of employee practices, drawing on the Work Systems framework to analyse employees' work practices and subversive behaviour. We suggest that subversive IT behaviour may be more common than the limited literature would suggest and encourage researchers to probe these organisational practices and solutions in depth.

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Subverting Organisational IT Policy : A Case in China. / Davison, Robert M.; Ou, Carol X.J.

AMCIS 2015 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems (AIS), 2015.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review