Title: Institutional drivers of intranet use in a global context: case of a distributed international research organisation

Authors: Adekunle Okunoye, Abiodun O. Bada

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, Williams College of Business, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, USA. ' Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA

Abstract: We employ concepts and ideas from institutional theory to examine how institutions influence implementation and use of a global Intranet system in a distributed international research organisation – the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). We also illustrate how the investments of a particular institution – the national government of India – on public infrastructure assisted in shaping an enterprise-wide deployment of intranets. Institutions can exert great influences on the deployment of intranet systems and understanding these influences is important for realising the primary objectives of implementing enterprise systems.

Keywords: intranets; knowledge sharing; institutional theory; developing countries; information technology; organisational change; developing countries; India; distributed international research; global intranet; public infrastructure; government investment; enterprise systems.

DOI: 10.1504/WRSTSD.2007.012661

World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.4 No.1, pp.73 - 85

Published online: 05 Mar 2007 *

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