Structuration theory: its potential impact on logistics research

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Authors
Lewis, Ira
Suchan, Jim
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logisitics
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information technology
supply-chain management
communications
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2003-01
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Emerald
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While the physical paths that good traverse are being simplified, the capture, storage, processing and dissemination of informatin associated with logistics has become considerably more complex. Logistics researchers need to better understand the behavioral and managerial issues created by informatin technology implementation. This paper suggests that structuration theory, a research approach derived from sociology that has become well established in the study of information systems, can contribute to that understanding. This paper introduces logistics researchers to structuration theory as a useful framework that can help understand the relationship between technologies, the people who interpret them, and the patterns of use that stem from that interpretation.
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DOI 10.11108/096000303104787874
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Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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Monterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School
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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, v.33, no.4, 2003, pp. 296-315.
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