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Lindgren, R., Eriksson, O. & Lyytinen, K. (2015). Managing identity tensions during mobile ecosystem evolution. JIT. Journal of information technology (Print), 30(3), 229-244
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing identity tensions during mobile ecosystem evolution
2015 (English)In: JIT. Journal of information technology (Print), ISSN 0268-3962, E-ISSN 1466-4437, Vol. 30, no 3, p. 229-244Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The idea of an ecosystem suggests a holistic framing of how heterogeneous actors relate to one another and of the dynamics of their relationships. Because of the dynamics some relationships will become uncertain, posing significant challenge to the identity of participating organizations. Unfortunately, the Information Systems (IS) literature has not examined how organizations develop and negotiate their identities during ecosystem evolution. We fill this void by exploring identity challenges that Swedish Road Administration (SRA) faced while implementing the Radio Data System - Traffic Message Channel (RDS - TMC) traffic information service. Through a longitudinal case study we follow how SRA's inherited expectations, guiding norms, and standards of sense-giving about its identity prevented it from becoming a flexible service provider within an emerging mobile ecosystem. We record a constant clash - the identity tension - between the old inherited identity of a public road administrator and the aspiring new identity of a digital service provider. To enact a successful identity change, SRA had to engage in a series of change episodes whereby it deliberately implemented new routines that forged novel relationships with actors within the ecosystem. This permitted SRA to gradually align its identity to the evolving needs of the RDS-TMC service ecosystem. Our findings suggest that deliberate attempts to implement innovative mobile services - especially those involving public-private partnerships - trigger intriguing identity ambiguities and role dilemmas, and future research should therefore focus on effective strategies to identify, manage, and resolve inherent identity tensions.

Keywords
identity change, identity tension, mobile ecosystem, service delivery, traffic information
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262968 (URN)10.1057/jit.2015.8 (DOI)000360313200004 ()
Available from: 2015-09-24 Created: 2015-09-23 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Goldkuhl, G., Eriksson, O., Persson, A. & Röstlinger, A. (2015). Offentliggemensamma digitala resurser:   Utmaningar i samstyrning och samanvändning inom svensk e-förvaltning: RESONANS slutrapport.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Offentliggemensamma digitala resurser:   Utmaningar i samstyrning och samanvändning inom svensk e-förvaltning: RESONANS slutrapport
2015 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Projekt RESONANS har bedrivits i nära samverkan mellan Linköpings universitet, E-delegationen, Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting (SKL) och Uppsala universitet. Ekonomiskt stöd har erhållits från VINNOVA (dnr 2013-04936). Projektfokus har varit offentlig­gemensamma digitala resurser, dvs sådana IT-resurser som berör flera offentliga förvaltningar. Projektet har drivits av frågor som: Hur sker samstyrning av sådana digitala resurser? Vilka möjligheter och restriktioner finns i samanvändning av digitala resurser? Inom projektet har en bred kartläggningsstudie genomförts över olika offentliggemensamma initiativ. Huvudparten av projektet har utgjorts av diagnostiska fallstudier av utvalda offentliggemensamma digitala resurser. Vi har studerat digitala resurser av olika typer (gemensam webbplats, gemensamma komponenter i webbplatser, gemensamma/likartade back-office system, informationsytbyte mellan förvaltningar). Följande åtta digitala resurser har studerats: 1177 Vårdguiden, ekonomiskt bistånd, e-recept, gemensam gymnasieantagning i Stockholms län, kommunala e-tjänsteplattformar, Ladok, Mina meddelanden/Min myndighetspost, verksamt.se. I projektet har vi analyserat fallstudierna utifrån sju sam­verkansdimensioner. En normativ dimension om mål och värden, en regulativ om regelverk, en relationell om aktörsrelationer och rollfördelning, en performativ om verksamhets­processer och digital funktionalitet, en semantisk om språkbruk (begriplighet och precision), en presentativ om digitala möten och användargränssnitt samt en teknisk om samband mellan digitala resurser/komponenter i digitala landskap. I denna rapport presenteras jämförande tväranalyser av de studerade digitala resurserna utifrån dessa sju samverkans­dimensioner. Utifrån vår analys av dessa samverkansdimensioner har vi formulerat arbetet med att utveckla den sammanhållna e-förvaltningen som en ”sjukamp”. En sjukamp i grenarna: målstyrning, funktionell lagstiftning, organisering av aktörsrelationer, design av verksamhetsprocesser och digital funktionalitet, språklig tillgänglighet, begriplighet och precision, organisering och design av digitala möten samt arkitektonisk design av digitala landskap.

National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271577 (URN)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-11 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Henderson-Sellers, B., Eriksson, O. & Pär, Å. (2015). On the Need for Identity in Ontology-Based Conceptual Modelling (Keynote Speech). In: Motoshi Saeki, Henning Kohler (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2015): . Paper presented at The Eleventh Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2015), Sydney , Australia. Sydney, Australien: ACS
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the Need for Identity in Ontology-Based Conceptual Modelling (Keynote Speech)
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2015) / [ed] Motoshi Saeki, Henning Kohler, Sydney, Australien: ACS , 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Conceptual modelling is often argued to be a core technique in information systems development. An important aspect of conceptual modelling is the ontological and philosophical questions of how to conceive of object existence and identity. Despite significant interest in the topic, formal agreement on how object identity should be represented in modelling languages remains an open question. In the literature, the predominant view is that an object, or entity, is a modelling construct used to represent things. Contrary to this view, we draw on theories of language use and social ontology to understand object identity based on the notion that identity cannot be limited to the identity of physical things. The emphasis is on how language is used to create conceptual entities in a way that maintains fidelity to physical reality and ensures reliable identification of entities across domains. The theoretical implications of this work are primarily the new perspective of conceptual modelling that social ontology affords and the formal introduction and ontological grounding of institutional entities, which have so far been treated rather incidentally. Practical implications include a better foundation for designing and selecting identifiers and classes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sydney, Australien: ACS, 2015
Series
CRPIT, ISSN 1445-1336 ; 165
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271098 (URN)978-1-921770-47-0 (ISBN)
Conference
The Eleventh Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM 2015), Sydney , Australia
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Henderson-Sellers, B., Gonzalez-Perez, C., Eriksson, O., Ågerfalk, P. & Walkerden, G. (2015). Software Modelling Languages: A Wish List. In: Gray, J., Chechik, M., Kulkarni, V., Paige, R. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering: . Paper presented at 7th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE’2015) (pp. 72-77). IEEE Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Software Modelling Languages: A Wish List
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2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Workshop on Modeling in Software Engineering / [ed] Gray, J., Chechik, M., Kulkarni, V., Paige, R., IEEE Press, 2015, p. 72-77Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Contemporary software engineering modelling tends to rely on general-purpose languages, such as the Unified Modeling Language. However, such languages are practice-based and seldom underpinned with a solid theory – be it mathematical, ontological or concomitant with language use. The future of software modelling deserves research to evaluate whether a language base that is compatible with these various elements as well as being philosophically coherent offers practical advantages to software developers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE Press, 2015
Series
ICSE
Keywords
Foundational ontologies; metamodelling; conceptual modelling; modelling languages; ontology; philosophy
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271105 (URN)10.1109/MiSE.2015.20 (DOI)000380568000013 ()
External cooperation:
Conference
7th International Workshop on Modelling in Software Engineering (MiSE’2015)
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, O. (2015). Studie av en samling offentliggemensamma digitala resurser: E-recept,.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Studie av en samling offentliggemensamma digitala resurser: E-recept,
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattning: Detta är en fallstudieredovisning av digitala resurser för e-recept inom ramen för forskningsprojektet RESONANS. Detta projekt leds av Linköpings universitet och bedrivs i nära samverkan med E-delegationen, SKL och Uppsala universitet. Ekonomiskt stöd ges av VINNOVA. Projektets fokus är offentliggemensamma digitala resurser. Med begreppet digital resurs menas sådan digitalt representerad information och mjukvara som i något avseende kan ses som en samlad resurs och som kräver särskild styrning vad gäller utveckling, drift och förvaltning. Med offentliggemensamma digitala resurser menas sådana IT-resurser som i någon mening kan ses som en gemensam angelägenhet för flera offentliga förvaltningar. Vi har beskrivit och analyserat samstyrning och samanvändning av dessa digitala resurser utifrån sju samverkansdimensioner som definierats inom RESONANS-projektet: normativ, regulativ, relationell, performativ, semantisk, presentativ och teknisk dimension.

National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271101 (URN)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Eriksson, O. & Goldkuhl, G. (2015). Studie av en samling offentliggemensamma digitala resurser: Informationsförsörjning för ekonomiskt bistånd.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Studie av en samling offentliggemensamma digitala resurser: Informationsförsörjning för ekonomiskt bistånd
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Detta är en fallstudieredovisning av digitala resurser för (informationsförsörjning inom) ekonomiskt bistånd inom ramen för forskningsprojektet RESONANS. Detta projekt leds av Linköpings universitet och bedrivs i nära samverkan med E-delegationen, SKL och Uppsala universitet. Ekonomiskt stöd ges av VINNOVA. Projektets fokus är offentliggemensamma digitala resurser. Med begreppet digital resurs menas sådan digitalt representerad information och mjukvara som i något avseende kan ses som en samlad resurs och som kräver särskild styrning vad gäller utveckling, drift och förvaltning. Med offentlig- gemensamma digitala resurser menas sådana IT-resurser som i någon mening kan ses som en gemensam angelägenhet för flera offentliga förvaltningar.Ekonomiskt bistånd ges av kommunernas socialtjänster till människor som inte klarar av sin försörjning på egen hand. Ekonomiskt bistånd är den ”sista utposten” av det offentligas resurser för att stödja människor utan egna ekonomiska resurser. För handläggning av ansökningar om ekonomiskt bistånd inom kommunerna krävs att kontroller görs av information som registerhålles av olika statliga myndigheter om de sökandes andra ekonomiska förmåner och omständigheter. Digital samverkan har utvecklats mellan å ena sidan kommunerna och å andra sidan statliga myndigheter och a-kassorna. Vi har beskrivit och analyserat samstyrning och samanvändning av digitala resurser för ekonomiskt bistånd utifrån sju samverkansdimensioner som definierats inom RESONANS-projektet: normativ, regulativ, relationell, performativ, semantisk, presentativ och teknisk dimension.Det har funnits och finns fortfarande stora svårigheter att få till stånd en effektiv digital informationsförsörjning inom ekonomiskt bistånd. Den rättsliga regleringen är omfattande, komplex och delvis motstridig. Det har varit svårt att få till stånd en fungerande utvecklingssamverkan mellan kommunkollektivet och olika myndigheter. På kommunsidan används olika proprietära programvaror (socialtjänstssystem) och leverantörerna till dessa har visat svagt intresse för att öppna upp sina system för digital samverkan.

National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271103 (URN)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Eriksson, O. (2015). Studie av en samling offentliggemensamma digitala resurser: Ladok.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Studie av en samling offentliggemensamma digitala resurser: Ladok
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Detta är en fallstudieredovisning av digitala resurser för Ladok inom ramen för forskningsprojektet RESONANS. Detta projekt leds av Linköpings universitet och bedrivs i nära samverkan med E-delegationen, SKL och Uppsala universitet. Ekonomiskt stöd ges av VINNOVA. Projektets fokus är offentliggemensamma digitala resurser. Med begreppet digital resurs menas sådan digitalt representerad information och mjukvara som i något avseende kan ses som en samlad resurs och som kräver särskild styrning vad gäller utveckling, drift och förvaltning. Med offentliggemensamma digitala resurser menas sådana IT-resurser som i någon mening kan ses som en gemensam angelägenhet för flera offentliga förvaltningar. Vi har beskrivit och analyserat samstyrning och samanvändning av dessa digitala resurser utifrån sju samverkansdimensioner som definierats inom RESONANS-projektet: normativ, regulativ, relationell, performativ, semantisk, presentativ och teknisk dimension.

National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271102 (URN)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Bergholtz, M. & Eriksson, O. (2015). Towards a Socio-Institutional Ontology for Conceptual Modelling of Information Systems. In: Jeusfeld, Manfred A., Karlapalem, Kamalakar (Ed.), Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2015 Workshops AHA, CMS, EMoV, MoBID, MORE-BI, MReBA, QMMQ, and SCME, Stockholm, Sweden, October 19-22, 2015, Proceedings. Paper presented at ER 2015 (pp. 225-235). Springer International Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a Socio-Institutional Ontology for Conceptual Modelling of Information Systems
2015 (English)In: Advances in Conceptual Modeling: ER 2015 Workshops AHA, CMS, EMoV, MoBID, MORE-BI, MReBA, QMMQ, and SCME, Stockholm, Sweden, October 19-22, 2015, Proceedings / [ed] Jeusfeld, Manfred A., Karlapalem, Kamalakar, Springer International Publishing , 2015, p. 225-235Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Most work on ontologies for conceptual modelling is based on the assumption that conceptual models represent a pre-existing reality, which they should faithfully reflect. This paper suggests an ontology for conceptual modelling of institutional domains taking into account also the prescriptive role of conceptual models, thereby supporting the design of information systems. The paper draws on the current ontological discourse in information systems engineering; descriptive vs prescriptive conceptual modelling; socio-materiality in terms of clarifying the relationships be-tween physical and social domains; and ontological differences between (physical) properties and rights. The results of the paper can be used to support conceptual mod-elling in business analysis, in particular requirements elicitation of regulative aspects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer International Publishing, 2015
Series
Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI ; 9382
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271092 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-25747-1_23 (DOI)000374575200023 ()9783319257471 (ISBN)9783319257464 (ISBN)
Conference
ER 2015
Available from: 2016-01-05 Created: 2016-01-05 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, O., Henderson-Sellers, B. & Ågerfalk, P. J. (2013). Ontological and linguistic metamodelling revisited: A language use approach. Information and Software Technology, 55(12), 2099-2124
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ontological and linguistic metamodelling revisited: A language use approach
2013 (English)In: Information and Software Technology, ISSN 0950-5849, E-ISSN 1873-6025, Vol. 55, no 12, p. 2099-2124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Context: Although metamodelling is generally accepted as important for our understanding of software and systems development, arguments about the validity and utility of ontological versus linguistic metamodelling continue. Objective: The paper examines the traditional, metamodel-focused construction of modelling languages in the context of language use, and particularly speech act theory. These concepts are then applied to the problems introduced by the "Orthogonal Classification Architecture" that is often called the ontological/linguistic paradox. The aim of the paper is to show how it is possible to overcome these problems. Method: The paper adopts a conceptual-analytical approach by revisiting the published arguments and developing an alternative metamodelling architecture based on language use. Results: The analysis shows that when we apply a language use perspective of meaning to traditional modelling concepts, a number of incongruities and misconceptions in the traditional approaches are revealed - issues that are not evident in previous work based primarily on set theory. Clearly differentiating between the extensional and intensional aspects of class concepts (as sets) and also between objects (in the social world) and things (in the physical world) allows for a deeper understanding to be gained of the relationship between the ontological and linguistic views promulgated in the modelling world. Conclusions: We propose that a viewpoint that integrates language use ideas into traditional modelling (and metamodelling) is vital, and stress that meaning is not inherent in the physical world; meaning, and thus socially valid objects, are constructed by use of language, which may or may not establish a one-to-one correspondence relationship between objects and physical things. 

Keywords
Concepts, Speech act theory, Set theory, Metamodel
National Category
Computer and Information Sciences
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-211430 (URN)10.1016/j.infsof.2013.07.008 (DOI)000326258100003 ()
Available from: 2013-11-27 Created: 2013-11-25 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Eriksson, O. & Goldkuhl, G. (2013). Preconditions for public sector e-infrastructure development. Information and organization, 23(3), 149-176
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preconditions for public sector e-infrastructure development
2013 (English)In: Information and organization, ISSN 1471-7727, E-ISSN 1873-7919, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 149-176Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Interoperability in e-government has been recognized as a key factor in the quest of administrations at national, local and international level to achieve the provision of one-stop services to citizens and businesses. Interoperability in e-government should enable efficient information exchange between applications from different agencies with the help of IT-services. Interoperability in networked IT-service delivery is accomplished by e-infrastructures. However, knowledge of how to develop e-infrastructures in the public sector is still limited. In this paper we report a design science case study of the initial stage of the design of a public sector e-infrastructure in the social welfare sector, especially addressing the bootstrap problem, i.e. the initial problem of starting-up the development of an e-infrastructure. Six types of preconditions for the development of the e-infrastructure are examined and explained: legal, economical, organizational and the installed base of the as-is e-infrastructure consisting of technical, informational and contractual preconditions. From a design and action oriented perspective we claim that a basic understanding of the design context, within which the six types of preconditions have to be analyzed and understood, are essential for e-infrastructure development in an e-government context. The paper highlights the fundamental role of regulations as a precondition for the design, and the fundamental role of lawyers as designers of e-infrastructures in the public sector.

National Category
Social Sciences Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-208671 (URN)10.1016/j.infoandorg.2013.04.001 (DOI)000324012600001 ()
Available from: 2013-10-07 Created: 2013-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-06
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