Title: “I thought it was just about technology.” : a discourse-analytical reconstruction of the images of Big Data & analytics in business magazines
Language: English
Authors: Wrona, Thomas 
Reinecke, Pauline Charlotte 
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Source: Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB 2020)
Abstract (english): 
One of the most significant social and economic debates of our time concerns the importance of Big Data and respective Analytics met- hods (BDA). Applying a sociology of knowledge analysis of public BDA discourses, we illustrate how BDA is socially interpreted. Public discourses play a pivotal role in defining how such phenomena come into being. We reveal how these typified interpretations may direct corporate action and exercise power in this way. Our results contribute to organizational discourse research on the multi-layered relationships between interpretive schemes on BDA and organizational behavior. We also contribute to IS research on socio-technical systems and the social construction of importance in relation to technology.
Conference: Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association of Business Research (VHB) 2020 
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/8876
Institute: Strategisches und Internationales Management W-10 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
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