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Actor network theory

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IS articles that use the theory
Actor-network theory claims that any actor, whether person, object (including computer software, hardware, and technical standards), or organization, is equally important to a social network. As such, societal order is an effect caused by an actor network running smoothly. This order begins to break down when certain actors are removed. For example, the removal of telephones, banks or the president may all result in significant break-downs in social order.
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== Diagram/schematic of theory ==
== Originating author(s) ==
Bruno LaTourLatour, Michel Callon, John Law
== Seminal articles ==
Callon, M. (1986a). ‘The Sociology of an Actor-Network: The Case of the Electric Vehicle’. Mapping the Dynamics of Science and Technology. Callon, M., Law, J. and Rip, A. (Eds). Macmillan Press, London: 19-34.
== Level of analysis ==
Individual, network
== IS articles that use the theory ==
Bijker, W. and J. Law (eds.) (1994) Shaping technology / building society: studies in sociotechnical change, Cambridge Ma: The MIT Press.
Bloomfield, B. P., et al. (1992). "Machines and manoeuvres: Responsibility accounting and the construction of hospital information systems." Accounting, Management and Information Technologies '''2'''(4): 197-219.
Bloomfield, B. P. and T. Vurdubakis (1994). "Negotiating the Boundary between the Technical and the Social in the Development of IT Systems." Information Technology & People '''7'''(1): 9-24.
Bonner, W (Bill). T. and M. Chiasson (2005). "If fair information principles are the answer, what was the question?: An Actor-Network Theory Investigation of the Modern Constitution of Privacy." Information & Organization '''15'''(4): 267-293.
Bonner, W (Bill). T., et al. (2009). "Restoring balance: How history tilts the scales against privacy. An Actor-Network Theory investigation." Information & Organization '''19'''(2): 84–102.
Bonner, W. B. T. (2013). "History and IS – Broadening our view and understanding: Actor–Network Theory as a methodology " Journal of Information Technology '''28'''(2): 111-123.
Doolin, B. and A. Lowe (2002). "To reveal is to critique: Actor-network theory and critical information systems research." Journal of Information Technology '''17'''(2): 69-78.
Hanseth, O. and E. Monteiro (1997). "Inscribing Behaviour in Information Infrastructure Standards." Accounting, Management and Information Technologies '''7'''(4): 183-211.
Holmstrom, J. and F. Stalder (2001). "Drifting technologies and multi-purpose networks: the case of the Swedish cashcard." Information & Organization '''11'''(3): 187-206.
Kavanagh, D. and L. Araujo (1995). "Chronigami: Folding and unfolding time." Accounting, Management and Information Technologies '''5'''(2): 103-121.
McGrath, K. (2002). "The Golden Circle: a way of arguing and acting about technology in the London Ambulance Service." European Journal of Information Systems '''11'''(4): 251-266.          
Larsen, T., L. Levine, and J. I. DeGross (Eds.) (1999) Information systems: current issues and future changes, Laxenburg: IFIP.

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