Material-discursive practices in technology standards development

A topic-modeling approach to technology evolution

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Abstract

Social interactions play a vital role in shaping technology evolution, especially in technology standards development involving multiple actors across the industry. However, previous studies mostly focus on the interactions between technology designs and socio-cognitive factors and pay little attention to the intertwined nature of social and material aspects of technologies. From the sociomaterial perspective, a key is to focus on the process of discursive materialization and its performative consequences in practice. Drawing on Orlikowski and Scott’s (2015) material-discursive perspective, this paper examines how the HTML5 (technology standard) evolves over time by investigating the processes of discursive materialization at the World Wide Web Consortium with the topic modeling techniques. The analysis shows that four fundamental mechanisms (process management, dialogical coordination, boundary work, and knowledge conversion) shape the evolution of HTML5. This study contributes to understanding processes of technology evolution from the sociomaterial perspective with a novel empirical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationA Tradition of Innovation
PublisherAmericas Conference on Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683142
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2017 Aug 102017 Aug 12

Publication series

NameAMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation
Volume2017-August

Conference

ConferenceAmerica�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period17/8/1017/8/12

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Keywords

  • Material-discursive practice
  • Sociomateriality
  • Technology evolution
  • Technology standard
  • Topic modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Shimizu, T. (2017). Material-discursive practices in technology standards development: A topic-modeling approach to technology evolution. In AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation (AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation; Vol. 2017-August). Americas Conference on Information Systems.

Material-discursive practices in technology standards development : A topic-modeling approach to technology evolution. / Shimizu, Takumi.

AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation. Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2017. (AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation; Vol. 2017-August).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shimizu, T 2017, Material-discursive practices in technology standards development: A topic-modeling approach to technology evolution. in AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation. AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, vol. 2017-August, Americas Conference on Information Systems, America�s Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation, AMCIS 2017, Boston, United States, 17/8/10.
Shimizu T. Material-discursive practices in technology standards development: A topic-modeling approach to technology evolution. In AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation. Americas Conference on Information Systems. 2017. (AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation).
Shimizu, Takumi. / Material-discursive practices in technology standards development : A topic-modeling approach to technology evolution. AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation. Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2017. (AMCIS 2017 - America's Conference on Information Systems: A Tradition of Innovation).
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