Towards a Socio-Technical Comprehension of IS/IT Risks



IS/IT can cause several types of risk. Traditionally, risks are analysed from a techno-scientific perspective. In these approaches, socio-technical interactions are largely ignored. This research in progress intends to explore the use of a socio-technical approach, the Actor-Network Theory (ANT), for the problem of creating knowledge about IS/IT risk. The objectives are to understand how Operational Risk (OR) knowledge/tools were constructed in the Basel Case (a worldwide effort) and to explore whether and how the ANT can contribute to greater efficacy in creating knowledge about IS/IT risk.


Social Issues in Information Systems


Ninth Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 2003

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