Defines legitimation. Proposes six social factors or forces for analysing the current bases for legitimation in information systems development. Argues that if the directions of these forces shift, it could signal a major social change. Asserts that consideration of the concepts related to the six factors can help information systems researchers to sense emergent issues.
Klein, H.K. and Hirschheim, R.A. (1989), "Legitimation in Information Systems Development: A Social Change Perspective", Office Technology and People, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 29-46. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003527Download as .RIS
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