Four Tactics of Establishing and Preserving Data Stability
2010 (English)In: Journal of Information, Information Technology and Organization (JIITO), ISSN 1557-1327, Vol. 5, 67-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article focuses on core ideas behind an information centric approach concerning stability in databases. We investigate if and how data stability is obtained when an information centric approach is implemented in practice. The results of our two case studies reveal four tactics focusing on actions conducted in order to obtain and maintain stability in databases: (1) change avoidance, (2) anticipated generalization, (3) constructive standardization, and (4) expansion to new application areas. Based on our empirical findings, we argue that data stability is a result of social construction in organizations rather than just an effect of structured information systems planning. The contributions in this paper can be used to explain IS design effects in organizations and analyze organizational situations from a data stability perspective.
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Santa Rosa, California, USA: Informing Science Institute , 2010. Vol. 5, 67-84 p.
Information centric approach, data stability, data modeling, data integration, organizational
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60121DiVA: diva2:355180