The Institutional Logic of Digitalism

Authors

  • Lars Erik Kjekshus Department of Sociology and Human Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo
  • Bendik Bygstad Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo

Abstract

How are large scale ICT systems related to organizational development and management? We introduce digitalism as a new institutional logic compared to managerialism and professionalism. To develop our argument, we combine organisational and institutional logic theory with information systems research. We illustrate our arguments with a case study of a process of organisational development before and after the implementation of centralised large-scale ICT systems at a large Norwegian hospital in 2015. The understanding of digitalism offers insight in how large-scale technology and organisations are tied together and can contribute to effective healthcare management.

Published

2021-11-22