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Geoff Walsham - Further selected publications

Journal articles

Walsham, G. (1974) "Computer simulation model applied to design problems of a petrochemical complex." Operational Research Quarterly, 25(3): 399-410

Slater, C. and Walsham, G. (1975) "A systems simulation model of the Kenyan economy." Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 3(5): 557-567

Walsham, G. (1978) "Education in operational research for the developing countries." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 29(4): 299-306

Walsham, G. (1979) "Models for telecommunications strategy in the LDCs." Telecommunications Policy, 3(2): 105-115

Cleevely, D. and Walsham, G. (1980) "Telecommunications models: planning for regional development in LDCs." Telecommunications Policy, 4(2): 108-118

Walsham, G. (1983) "Telephone systems in the Third World: a research project." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 34(3): 225-231

Doubleday, C., Probert, D. and Walsham, G. (1983) "A strategic model of communications demand." Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 11(4): 343-354

Luck, M. and Walsham, G. (1986) "A teacher's network for Third World O.R.." Journal of the Operational Research Society, 37(2): 211-216

Doubleday, C. and Walsham, G. (1986) "A model of information activity in organisations." Omega: The International Journal of Management Science, 14(3): 207-212

Walsham, G., Symons, V. and Waema, T. (1988) "Information systems as social systems: implications for developing countries." Information Technology for Development, 3(3): 189-204

Symons, V. and Walsham, G. (1988) "The evaluation of information systems: a critique." Journal of Applied Systems Analysis, 15: 119-132

Kaul, M., Walsham, G. and Symons, V. (1989) "Management of technological change: themes and issues." Information Technology for Development, 4(2): 75-90

Walsham, G. (1989) "The application of IT in organisations: some trends and issues." Information Technology for Development, 4(2): 627-644

Waema, T.M. and Walsham, G. (1990) "Information systems strategy formation in a developing country bank." Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 38(4): 393-407

Walsham, G. and Han, C.-K. (1991) "Structuration theory and information systems research." Journal of Applied Systems Analysis, 17: 77-85

Walsham, G. (1992) "Management science and organisational change: a framework for analysis." Omega: International Journal of Management Science, 20(1): 1-9

Walsham, G. and Han, C.K. (1993) "Information systems strategy formation and implementation: the case of a central government agency." Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 3(3): 191-209

Walsham, G. (1993) "Reading the organization: metaphors and information management." Journal of Information Systems, 3: 33-46

Walsham, G. (1993) "Decentralization of IS in developing countries: power to the people?" Journal of Information Technology, 8(2): 74-81

Walsham, G. and Waema, T. (1994) "Information systems strategy and implementation: a case study of a building society." ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 12(2): 150-173

Walsham, G. (1994) "Virtual organization: an alternative view." Information Society, 10(4): 289-292

Walsham, G. (1995) "Interpretive case studies in IS research: nature and method." European Journal of Information Systems, 4(2): 74-81

Madon, S. and Walsham, G. (1995) "Decentralised information systems for development planning in India: context/process interaction." Information Infrastructure and Policy, 4(2): 163-179

Walsham, G. (1995) "The emergence of interpretivism in IS research." Information Systems Research, 6(4): 376-394

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (1995) "Information technology in developing countries: a need for theory building." Information Technology for Development, 6: 111-124

Barrett, M. and Walsham, G. (1995) "Managing IT for business innovation: issues of culture, learning, and leadership in a Jamaican insurance company." Journal of Global Information Management, 3(3): 25-33

Barrett, M. and Walsham, G. (1995) "Using IT to support business innovation: a case study of the London Insurance Market." Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 7(2): 3-21

Walsham, G. (1996) "Exploring the intellectual structures of information systems development: a short critique." Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 6(1/2): 133-135

Walsham, G. (1996) "Editorial: Organizational secrecy: some proposals for a way forward." European Journal of Information Systems, 4: 195-197

Walsham, G. (1996) "Ethical theory, codes of ethics and IS practice." Information Systems Journal, 6: 69-81

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (1996) "Implementation of GIS in India: organizational issues and implications." International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, 10(4): 385-404

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (1997) "Social structure and managerial agency in India." Organization Studies, 18(3): 415-444

Myers, M.D. and Walsham, G. (1998) "Guest editorial: Exemplifying interpretive research in information systems: an overview." Journal of Information Technology, 13(4): 233-234

Walsham, G. (1998) "IT and changing professional identity: micro-studies and macro-theory." Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 49(12): 1081-1089

Barrett, M. and Walsham, G. (1999) "Electronic trading and work transformation in the London Insurance Market." Information Systems Research, 10(1): 1-22

Walsham, G. and Sahay, S. (1999) "GIS for district-level administration in India: problems and opportunities." MIS Quarterly, 23(1): 39-66

Hayes, N. and Walsham, G. (2000) "Competing interpretations of computer-supported cooperative work in organizational contexts." Organization, 7(1): 49-67

Walsham, G. (2001) "Knowledge management: the benefits and limitations of computer systems." European Management Journal, 19(6): 599-608

Hayes, N. and Walsham, G. (2001) "Participation in groupware-mediated communities of practice: a socio-economic analysis of knowledge working." Information and Organization, 11(4): 263-288

Barrett, M., Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (2001) "Information technology and social transformation: GIS for forestry management in India." Information Society, 17(1): 5-20

Walsham, G. (2002) "What can knowledge management systems deliver?"Management Communication Quarterly, 16(2): 267-273

Walsham, G. (2002) "Cross-cultural software production and use: a structurational analysis." MIS Quarterly, 26(4): 359-380

Barrett, M., Jarvenpaa, S., Silva, L. and Walsham, G. (2003) "ICTs, globalization and local diversity." Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 11: 486-497

Krishna, S., Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (2004) "Managing cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing." Communications of the ACM, 47(4): 62-66

Barrett, M., Cappleman, S., Shoib, G. and Walsham, G. (2004) "Learning in knowledge communities: managing technology and context." European Management Journal, 22(1): 1-11

Thompson, M.P.A. and Walsham, G. (2004) "Placing knowledge management in context." Journal of Management Studies, 41(5): 725-747

Vaast, E. and Walsham, G. (2005) "Representations and actions: the transformation of work practices with IT use." Information and Organization, 15(1): 65-89

Walsham, G. (2005) "Learning about being critical." Information Systems Journal, 15(2): 111-117

Krishna, S. and Walsham, G. (2005) "Implementing public information systems in developing countries: learning from a success story." Information Technology for Development, 11(2): 123-140

Walsham, G. (2005) "Development, global futures and IS research: a polemic." Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 14(1): 5-15

Barrett, M., Fryatt, B., Walsham, G. and Joshi, S. (2005) "Building bridges between local and global knowledge: new ways of working at the World Health Organisation." Knowledge Management for Development Journal (KM4D), 1(2): 31-46

Scott, S.V. and Walsham, G. (2005) "Reconceptualizing and managing reputation risk in the knowledge economy: toward reputable action." Organization Science, 16(3): 308-322

Walsham, G. (2005) "Agency theory: integration or a thousand flowers?" Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 17(1): 153-158

Walsham, G. (2005) "Knowledge management systems: representation and communication in context." Systems, Signs and Actions, 1(1): 6-18

Walsham, G. (2006) "Doing interpretive research." European Journal of Information Systems, 15(3): 320-330 (DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000589)

Walsham, G. and Sahay, S. (2006) "Research on information systems in developing countries: current landscape and future prospects." Information Technology for Development, 12(1): 7-24

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (2006) "Scaling of health information systems in India: challenges and approaches." Information Technology for Development, 12(3): 185-200 (DOI: 10.1002/itdj.20041)

Noir, C. and Walsham, G. (2007) "The great legitimizer: ICT as myth and ceremony in the Indian healthcare sector." Information Technology and People, 20(4): 313-333 (DOI: 10.1108/09593840710839770)

Joshi, S., Barrett, M., Walsham, G. and Cappleman, S. (2007) "Balancing local knowledge within global organisations through computer-based systems: an activity theory approach." Journal of Global Information Management, 15(3): 1-19

Walsham, G., Robey, F. and Sahay, S. (2007) "Foreword: special issue on information systems in developing countries." MIS Quarterly, 31(2): 317-326

Zheng, Y. and Walsham, G. (2008) "Inequality of what? Social exclusion in the e-society as capability deprivation." Information Technology and People, 21(3): 222-243 (DOI: 10.1108/09593840810896000)

Vaast, E. and Walsham, G. (2009) "Trans-situated learning: supporting a network of practice with an information infrastructure." Information Systems Research, 20(4): 547-564 (DOI: 10.1287/isre.1080.0228)

Madon, S., Reinhard, M., Roode, D. and Walsham, G. (2009) "Digital inclusion projects in developing countries: processes of institutionalization." Information Technology for Development, 15(2): 95-107 (DOI: 10.1002/itdj.20108)

Walsham, G. (2010) "ICTs for the broader development of India: an analysis of the literature." The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 41(4): 1-20

Thompson, M. and Walsham, G. (2010) "ICT research in Africa: need for a strategic developmental focus." Information Technology for Development, 16(2): 112-127 (DOI: 10.1080/02681101003737390)

Mingers, J. and Walsham, G. (2010) "Toward ethical information systems: the contribution of discourse ethics." MIS Quarterly, 34(4): 833-854

Walsham, G. (2012) "Are we making a better world with ICTs? Reflections on a future agenda for the IS field." Journal of Information Technology, 27(2): 87-93 (DOI: 10.1057/jit.2012.4)

Walsham, G. (2012) "A better world with ICTs? Response to the commentaries." Journal of Information Technology, 27(3): 255-257 (DOI: 10.1057/jit.2012.16)

Vaast, E. and Walsham, G. (2013) "Grounded theorizing for electronically mediated social contexts." European Journal of Information Systems, 22(1): 9-25 (DOI: 10.1057/ejis.2011.26)

Faik, I. and Walsham, G. (2013) "Modernisation through ICTs: towards a network ontology of technological change." Information Systems Journal, 23(4): 351-370 (DOI: 10.1111/isj.12001)

Walsham, G. (2013) "Development informatics in a changing world: reflections from ICTD2010/2012." Information Technologies and International Development, 9(1): 49–54

Barrett, M., Heracleous, L. and Walsham, G. (2013) "A rhetorical approach to IT diffusion: reconceptualizing the ideology-framing relationship in computerization movements." MIS Quarterly, 37(1): 201-220

Walsham, G. (2014) "Empiricism in interpretive IS research: a response to Stahl." European Journal of Information Systems, 23(1): 12-16 (DOI: 10.1057/ejis.2012.57)

Ellway, B.P.W. and Walsham, G. (2014) "A doxa-informed practice analysis: reflexivity and representations, technology and action." Information Systems Journal, 25(2): 133-160 (DOI: 10.1111/isj.12041)

Walsham, G. (2017) "ICT4D research: reflections on history and future agenda." Information Technology for Development, 23(1): 18-41 (DOI: 10.1080/02681102.2016.1246406)

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (2017) "Information technology, innovation and human development: hospital information systems in an Indian state." Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 18(2): 275-292 (DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2016.1270913)

Books, monographs, reports and case studies

Walsham, G. (1993) Interpreting information systems in organizations. Chichester: Wiley.

Orlikowski, W., Walsham, G., Jones, M.R. and DeGross, J. (eds.) (1996) Information technology and changes in organizational work: proceedings of the IFIP WG8.2 Working Conference on Information Technology and Changes in Organizational Work, December 1995, Cambridge, England. London: Chapman and Hall.

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G., for UNIDO (1997) Use of geographical information systems in developing countries: social and management issues. Vienna: UNIDO and the International Centre for Science and High Technology.

Avgerou, C. and Walsham, G. (eds.) (2000) Information technology in context: studies from the perspective of developing countries. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Walsham, G. (2001) Making a world of difference: IT in a global context. Chichester: Wiley.

Book chapters

Walsham, G. (1981) "Modelling the spread of telecommunications in less developed countries." In Nash, P. (ed.): Systems modelling and optimization. London: Institution of Electrical Engineers, pp.166-177

Symons, V. and Walsham, G. (1991) "The evaluation of information systems: a critique." In Veryard, R. (ed.): The economics of information systems and software. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann, pp.71-89

Walsham, G. (1996) "Information technology in developing countries." In Warner, M. (ed.): International encyclopedia of business and management. London: Routledge, 1st edition, pp.2113-2117

Walsham, G. (1997) "Actor-network theory and IS research: current status and future prospects." In Lee, A.S., Liebenau, J. and DeGross, J.I. (eds.): Information systems and qualitative research. London: Chapman and Hall, pp.466-480

Walsham, G. (1999) "Interpretive evaluation design for information systems." In Willcocks, L.P. and Lester, S. (eds.): Beyond the IT productivity paradox. Chichester: Wiley, pp.363-380

Walsham, G. (2000) "IT, globalisation and cultural diversity." In Avgerou, C. and Walsham, G. (eds.): Information technology in context: studies from the perspective of developing countries. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.291-303

Hayes, N. and Walsham, G. (2000) "Safe enclaves, political enclaves and knowledge working." In Pritchard, C., Hull, R., Chumer, M. and Willmott, H. (eds.): Managing knowledge: critical investigations of work and learning. Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp.69-87

Walsham, G. (2002) "Interpretive case studies in IS research: nature and method." In Myers, M.D. and Avison, D. (eds.): Qualitative research in information systems: a reader. London: Sage, pp.101-113

Hayes, N. and Walsham, G. (2003) "Knowledge sharing and ICTs: a relational perspective." In Easterby-Smith, M. and Lyles, M.A. (eds.): The Blackwell handbook of organizational learning and knowledge management. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, pp.54-77

Walsham, G. (2003) "Research methodologies for information systems in the development context: a tutorial." In Krishna, S. and Madon, S. (eds.): Digital challenge: information technology in the development context. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp.83-89

Walsham, G. (2005) "Critical engagement: why, what and how?" In Howcroft, D. and Trauth, E.M. (eds.): Handbook of critical information systems research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp.225-243

Krishna, S., Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (2006) "Managing cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing." In Hirschheim, R., Heinzl, A. and Dibbern, J. (eds.): Information systems outsourcing: enduring themes, new perspectives and global challenges. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2 edition, pp.651-658

Hayes, N. and Walsham, G. (2007) "Participation in groupware-mediated communities of practice: a socio-political analysis of knowledge working." In Galliers, R.D., Markus, M.L. and Newell, S. (eds.): Exploring information systems research approaches: readings and reflections. New York: Routledge, pp.82-100

Walsham, G. (2008) "ICTs and global working in a non-flat world." In Barrett, M., Davidson, E., Middleton, C., and DeGross, J.I. (eds.): Information technology in the service economy: challenges and possibilities for the 21st century. Boston, MA: Springer, pp.13-25

Conference papers

Symons, V. and Walsham, G. (1989) "Evaluation of information systems: a case study of a manufacturing organisation." In Jackson, M.C., Keys, P. and Cropper, S.A. (eds.) Proceedings of an IFORS Specialized Conference on Operational Research and the Social Sciences, 10-13 April 1989, Queen's College, Cambridge, England. New York: Plenum Press, pp.421-426

Symons, V. and Walsham, G. (1989) "Information systems." In Jackson, M.C., Keys, P. and Cropper, S.A. (eds.) Proceedings of an IFORS Specialized Conference on Operational Research and the Social Sciences, 10-13 April 1989, Queen's College, Cambridge, England. New York: Plenum Press, pp.405-407

Waema, T. and Walsham, G. (1989) "The formation of IS strategy: a case study of a building society." In Jackson, M.C., Keys, P. and Cropper, S.A. (eds.) Proceedings of an IFORS Specialized Conference on Operational Research and the Social Sciences, 10-13 April 1989, Queen's College, Cambridge, England. New York: Plenum Press, pp.433-438

Patel, N. and Walsham, G. (1990) "Education for applied O.R.: experience from trainers workshops in Asia." In Bradley, H. (ed.) Selected Papers from the IFORS International Conference on Operational Research (12th), 25-29 June 1990, Athens, Greece. Oxford: Pergamon Press, pp.93-10

Walsham, G. (1990) "Implementation of operational research: some lessons from organisation theory." In Bradley, H. (ed.) Selected Papers from the IFORS International Conference on Operational Research (12th), 25-29 June 1990, Athens, Greece. Oxford: Pergamon Press, pp.37-47

Jones, M. and Walsham, G. (1992) "The limits of the knowable: organisational and design knowledge in systems development." In Kendall, K.E., Lyytinen, K. and DeGross, J.I. (eds.) Information technology and changes in organizational work: Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.2 Working Conference, 14-17 June 1992, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Amsterdam: North Holland, pp.195-213

Walsham, G. (1993) "Ethical issues in information systems development: the analyst as moral agent." In Avison, D., Kendall, J.E. and DeGross, J.I. (eds.) Human organizational and social dimensions of the informational systems development: Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.2 Working Group, 17-19 May 1993, Noordwijkerhaut, The Netherlands. Amsterdam: North Holland, pp.281-294

Barrett, M., Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (1996) "Understanding IT and social transformation: development and illustration of a conceptual scheme." In DeGross, J.I., Jarvenpaa, S. and Srinivasan, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (17th), 16-18 December 1998, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. New York: ACM Press, pp.42-50

Orlikowski, W.J., Walsham, G., Jones, M. and DeGross, J.I. (1996) "Information technology and changes in organizational work: images and reflections." In Orlikowski, W.J., Walsham, G., Jones, M. and DeGross, J.I. (eds.) The impact of computer supported technologies on information systems development: Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.2 Working Conference, December 1995, Cambridge, England. London: Chapman and Hall, pp.1-10

Scott, S.V. and Walsham, G. (1998) "Shifting boundaries and new technologies: a case study in the UK banking sector." In Hirschheim, R., Newman, M. and DeGross, J.I. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (19th), 13-16 December 1998, Helsinki, Finland. pp.177-187

Walsham, G. (1998) "IT, globalization and cultural diversity." In IFIP Working Group 9.4 Conference, 18-20 February 1998, Bangkok, Thailand.

Walsham, G. (2000) "Globalization and IT: agenda for research." In Baskerville, R., Stage, J. and DeGross, J. (eds.) Organization and social perspectives on information technology: IFIP International Working Conference on the Social and Organizational Perspective on Research and Practice in Information Technology (TC8 WG8.2), 9-11 June 2000, Aalborg, Denmark. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp.195-210

Thompson, M. and Walsham, G. (2001) "Learning to value the bardic tradition: culture, communication and organisational knowledge." In Smithson, S., Gricar, J., Podlogar, M. and Avgerinou, S. (eds.) Global co-operation in the new millenium: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (9th), 27-29 June 2001, Bled, Slovenia. Bled: ECIS, pp.706-714

Walsham, G. (2003) "Development, global futures and IS research." In Avison, D. (ed.) IS perspectives and challenges in the context of globalization: IFIP Working Group 8.2 - IFIP Working Group 9.4 Conference, 15-17 June 2003, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece. pp.13-22

Barrett, M. and Walsham, G. (2004) "Making contributions from interpretive case studies: examining processes of construction and use." In Kaplan, B., Truex III, D.P., Wastell, D., and DeGross, J.I. (eds.) Relevant theory and informed practice: looking forward from a 20-year perspective on IS research: IFIP TC8 WG8.2 20th Year Retrospective, 15-17 July 2004, Manchester, England. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp.293-314

Thompson, M. and Walsham, G. (2008) "ICT research in Africa: need for a strategic developmental focus." In: IFIP 9.4 Working Conference, 23-24 September, Pretoria, South Africa.

Thompson, M. and Walsham, G. (2009) "Organizational communities of practice: wrong fork in the road?" In: Theorizing Practice in Communities of Practice: EGOS Colloquium, 23rd, 2-4 July, Barcelona, Spain.

Working papers

Symons, V.J. and Walsham, G. (1987) "Evaluation of information systems: a social perspective." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1987/1

Waema, T.M. and Walsham, G. (1988) "Information systems strategy formulation." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1988/5

Walsham, G., Symons, V. and Waema, T. (1988) "Information systems as social systems: implications for developing countries." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1988/6

Han, C.K. and Walsham, G. (1989) "Public policy and information systems in government: a mixed level analysis of computerisation." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1989/3

Walsham, G. (1990) "Organizational metaphors and information systems research." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1990/2

Walsham, G. and Han, C.K. (1990) "Structuration theory and information systems research." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1990/11

Walsham, G. (1991) "Reading the organization: metaphors and information management." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1991/15

Walsham, G. and Han, C.K. (1992) "Information systems strategy formation and implementation: the case of a central government agency." Management Studies Group at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1992/18

Walsham, G. (1993) "Ethical issues in information systems development: the analyst as moral agent." Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1993/9

Walsham, G. (1994) "Interpretivism in IS research: past, present and future." Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1994/6

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (1994) "Implementation of GIS in India: some organizational issues." Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1994/18

Sahay, S. and Walsham, G. (1995) "Information technology in developing countries: a need for theory building." Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1995/2

Hayes, M. and Walsham, G. (1999) "Shifting customer - engineering relationships: archetypes of identities and the role of information systems." Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.1999/25

Walsham, G. (2001) "Globalization and ICTs: working across cultures." Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge University, Research Paper No.2001/8

Walsham, G. and Barrett, M. (2005) "ICTs and changing processes of knowing in a global development agency." Judge Institute of Management Working Papers, No.02/2005. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Joshi, S., Barrett, M., Walsham, G. and Cappleman, S. (2006) "In search of balance: local knowledge within global organisations." Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers, No.09/2006. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Barrett, M., Joshi, S. and Walsham, G. (2007) "Institutional entrepreneurship in the Linux certification field: the role of discursive strategies and social positioning." Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers, No.21/2007. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

Contact details

Geoff Walsham
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
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