Genre theory of organizational communication and its use(s) in information systems analysis

19.11.2015 13:15


Infotech Oulu Lecture Series

Lecturer: Professor Tero Päivärinta, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 13-15
Room: IT134


Genre theory of organizational communication, after an influential article by Joanne Yates & Wanda Orlikowski (1992), has been widely used since the early 1990s as a lens of studying organizational communication and information systems. It has been also proposed as a conceptual basis for information systems analysis and development. The talk will go through basic concepts of the "genre theory" and illustrate its use for information systems planning and knowledge security risk analysis.


Dr. Tero Päivärinta is Professor and Chair of Information Systems at the Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. His PhD from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (2001), focused on enterprise document management. Tero has published more than 70 refereed articles in international information systems conferences and journals, including European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Information & Organization, Information & Software Technology, JITTA, Communications of the AIS, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, Transforming Government, and Science of Computer Programming. His current research interests include systems and software development practices, enterprise content management, preservation of digital information, e-Government, and benefits realization of IT investments. Throughout his career, Tero has worked with close interaction and joint knowledge creation with practitioners, both in industry and in the public sector.

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Last updated: 9.11.2015