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What use is domestication theory to information systems research?

Hynes, Deirdre and Richardson, Helen J. (2009) What use is domestication theory to information systems research? In: The handbook of research on contemporary theoretical models in information systems. Ideas Publishing Group. ISBN 1605666599

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This chapter introduces and discusses domestication theory—essentially about giving technology a place in everyday life—and its relevance and importance to information systems (IS) research. The authors discuss domestication within the context of the social shaping of technology and critique use and adoption theories more widely found in IS studies. The authors illustrate how domestication theory underpins studies of how Irish households find ways of using computers (or not) in their everyday life and research into the use of ICTs in UK gendered households. In conclusion they outline how developments in domestication theory can contribute to future IS research.

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