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Systems 2015, 3(4), 330-347;

Feral Information Systems Creation as Sensemaking

Griffith Business School, Management, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland 4111, Australia
Faculty of Arts and Business, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Queensland 4556, Australia
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Academic Editor: Alberto Paucar-Caceres
Received: 14 September 2015 / Revised: 27 October 2015 / Accepted: 16 November 2015 / Published: 26 November 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Enterprise Resource Planning Systems)
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This paper discussed the role of actors in creating their own sensemaking devices as Feral Information Systems. In particular, we explore how Feral Information Systems (FIS) are actually a creative way to work around complex information systems and need to be acknowledged as such. We use the sensemaking framework to explore how new FIS are developed as a sensemaking device in order assist in daily important tasks. We conclude with suggestions for future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: feral information systems; Sensemaking; case study feral information systems; Sensemaking; case study
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Houghton, L.; Kerr, D. Feral Information Systems Creation as Sensemaking. Systems 2015, 3, 330-347.

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