Organisational IS resilience: A pilot study using Q-methodology (2013)
AuthorsSarkar A, Wingreen SC, Cragg Pshow all
Organisational resilience has gained increasing attention in recent years. This paper focuses on an aspect of organisational resilience, i.e., on IS resilience. Given the potentially devastating implications of disruptions to organisations, understanding the dynamics of the successful adaption of IS within organisations indicates an important avenue for future research. In this paper, we adopt Agency theory to develop a conceptual framework, focused on decision making and planning for IS resilience. Concourse theory and Q-methodology were used to develop a Q-sort questionnaire, which was refined through interviews with researchers and IS professionals. The resulting 38 statements were then sorted by eight managers. Q-sort methodology identified three types from the data, each representing distinct collective perspectives. These types are described and discussed, along with implications of findings as well as suggestions for future research.
CitationSarkar A, Wingreen SC, Cragg P (2013). Organisational IS resilience: A pilot study using Q-methodology. Melbourne, Australia: 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2013). 4/12/2013-6/12/2013. Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems.
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KeywordsInformation system resilience; agency theory; Q-sort methodology; decision making; disaster preparedness
ANZSRC Fields of Research15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services::1503 - Business and Management::150302 - Business Information Systems
08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0806 - Information Systems::080605 - Decision Support and Group Support Systems
35 - Commerce, management, tourism and services::3507 - Strategy, management and organisational behaviour::350709 - Organisation and management theory