Professor Lucas Introna

Professor

Research Overview

My research focus is the phenomenon of technology broadly defined and information technology more narrowly defined. Within the area of technology studies I have three enduring concerns (a) theorising the relationship 'between' the social and the technical, (b) technology and its relationship with processes of organising (such as virtual organisations, collaborative working, etc) and (b) the ethical and moral implications of technology for society (such as privacy, surveillance, etc).  Within these areas my research approach has always been qualitative and mostly informed by phenomenology and process philosophy.  Specifically my focal concern is the way in which information technology transforms social spaces and practices (both individual and collective spaces and practices). 

Towards a Post-human Intra-actional Account of Sociomaterial Agency (and Morality)
Introna, L. 2014 In: The Moral Status of Technical Artefacts. Dordrecht : Springer p. 31-53. 23 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Afterword: Performativity and the becoming of sociomaterial assemblages
Introna, L. 2013 In: Materiality and Space: Organizations, Artefacts and Practices. Palgrave Macmillan p. 330-342. 13 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Otherness and the letting-be of becoming: or, ethics beyond bifurcation
Introna, L. 2013 In: How matter matters. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 260-287. 28 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The Ends of Information Systems Research: A Pragmatic Framework
Constantinides, P., Chiasson, M., Introna, L. 2012 In: MIS Quarterly. 36, 1, p. 1-10. 10 p.
Journal article

The Enframing of Code: Agency, originality and the plagiarist
Introna, L. 2011 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 28, 6, p. 113-141. 28 p.
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On sociomaterial imbrications: what plagiarism detection systems reveal and why it matters
Introna, L., Hayes, N. 2011 In: Information and Organization. 21, 2, p. 57-122. 66 p.
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Phenomenology, screens and screenness: returning to the world itself
Introna, L. 2011 In: The Oxford handbook of management information systems. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 253-291. 39 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Hermeneutics and meaning-making in information systems
Introna, L. 2011 In: The Oxford handbook of management information systems. Oxford University Press p. 229-252. 24 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The 'measure of a man' and the ethos of hospitality: towards an ethical dwelling with technology
Introna, L. 2010 In: AI & Society. 25, 1, p. 93-102. 10 p.
Journal article

Living with numbers: accounting for subjectivity in/with management accounting systems
Fay, E., Introna, L., Puyou, F. 2010 In: Information and Organization. 20, 1, p. 21-43. 23 p.
Journal article

Facial Recognition Technology A Survey of Policy and Implementation Issues
Introna, L., Nissenbaum, H. 2010 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

The working out of modernization in the public sector: the case of an e-government initiative in Greece
Introna, L., Hayes, N., Petrakaki, D. 2010 In: The International Journal of Public Administration. 33, 1, p. 11-25. 15 p.
Journal article

Shaping the web: why the politics of search engines matters
Introna, L., Nissenbaum, H. 2009 In: Major Works in Media and Communication: New Media. London : Sage
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Networks and resistance:investigating online advocacy networks as a modality for resisting state surveillance
Introna, L., Gibbons, A. 2009 In: Surveillance and Society. 6, 3, p. 233-258. 26 p.
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Organizing technology:of hospitality
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2009 In: Bricolage, Care and Information Systems. London : Palgrave p. 276-304. 29 p. ISBN: 0230220738.
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Ethics and the speaking of things
Introna, L. 2009 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 26, 4, p. 398-419. 22 p.
Journal article

Networks and resistance: investigating online advocacy networks as a modality for resisting state surveillance
Introna, L., Gibbons, A. 2009 In: Surveillance and Society. 6, 3, p. 233-258. 26 p.
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Narrowing down accountability through performance monitoring technology : e-government in Greece.
Petrakaki, D., Hayes, N., Introna, L. 2009 In: Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. 6, 3, p. 160-179. 20 p.
Journal article

Derrida, hospitality and virtual community
Introna, L., Brigham, M. 2008 In: Derrida, Business, Ethics (Leicester) - 2008. N/A : unknown
Conference contribution

Community and virtual strangers
Introna, L., Brigham, M. 2008 In: Phenomenology, Organisation, and Technology. Lisbon : Universidade Católica Editora and POT Books p. 281-294. 14 p. ISBN: 9725401352.
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On the mystery of the other and diversity management
Costea, B., Introna, L. 2008 In: Phenomenology, Organisation, and Technology. Lisbon : Universidade Católica Editora and POT Books
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Understanding phenomenology: the use of phenomenology in the social study of technology
Introna, L. 2008 In: Phenomenology, Organisation, and Technology. Lisbon : Universidade Católica Editora and POT Books
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On the mystery of the other and diversity management
Costea, B., Introna, L. 2008 In: Phenomenology, organisation and technology. Lisbon : Universidade Católica Editora and POT Books ISBN: 9789725401354.
Chapter

Phenomenology, Organisation, and Technology
Ilharco, F.M., Introna, L., Fay, E. 2008 Lisbon : Universidade Católica Editora and POT Books.
Book

Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry
Hinman, L.P., Brey, L., Floridi, L.D., Introna, L., Grodzinsky, F. 2007 N/A : unknown.
Book

Recognising the limits of virtual organizations
Introna, L., Petrakaki, D. 2007 In: E-Commerce and V-Business. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann p. 339-354. 16 p. ISBN: 0750664932.
Chapter

Defining the virtual organization
Introna, L., Petrakaki, D. 2007 In: E-Commerce and V-Business. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann p. 181-200. 20 p. ISBN: 0750664932.
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Stategy-as-identity: An autopoietic contribution to the IS/Itstrategy debate
Introna, L. 2007 In: Information Management: Setting the Scene. London, New York and Amsterdam : Elsevier p. 143-158. 16 p. ISBN: 9780080463261.
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Thoughts on becoming (or being) technological
Introna, L. 2007 In: Information Management: Setting the Scene. London, New York and Amsterdam : Elsevier p. 129-134. 6 p. ISBN: 9780080463261.
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Singular justice and software piracy
Introna, L. 2007 In: Business Ethics: A European Review. 16, 3, p. 264-277. 14 p.
Journal article

Strategy as hospitality, bricolage and enframing: lessons from the identities and trajectories of information technologies
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2007 In: Information Management: Setting the Scene. London, New York and Amsterdam : Elsevier p. 161-172. 12 p. ISBN: 9780080463261.
Chapter

Shaping the Web: why the politics of search engines matters
Introna, L., Nissenbaum, H. 2007 In: Computer Ethics (The International Library of Essays in Public and Professional Ethics). Brookfield, Vermont : Ashgate Publishing Company p. 157-174. 18 p. ISBN: 0754625982.
Chapter

Virtual strangers
Introna, L. 2007 In: Localizing the Internet: Ethical Issues in Intercultural Perspective. N/A : unknown p. 95-108. 14 p. ISBN: 9783770542000.
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Making sense of ICT, new media and ethics
Introna, L. 2007 In: The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 314-333. 20 p. ISBN: 0-19-926623-9.
Chapter

Reconsidering community and the stranger in the age of virtuality
Introna, L., Brigham, M. 2007 In: Society and Business Review. 2, 2, p. 166-178. 13 p.
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Invoking politics and ethics in the design of information technology
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2007 In: Ethics and Information Technology. 9, 1, p. 1-10. 10 p.
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Maintaining the reversibility of foldings: making the ethics (politics) of information technology visible
Introna, L. 2007 In: Ethics and Information Technology. 9, 1, p. 11-25. 15 p.
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Plagiarism Detection Systems and International Students: Detecting plagiarism, copying or learning?
Introna, L., Hayes, N. 2007 In: Student Plagiarism in an Online World: Problems and Solutions. Hershey and London : Idea Group Publishing p. 108-122. 15 p. ISBN: 9781599048017.
Chapter

On the Meaning of Screens: Towards a Phenomenological Account of Screenness.
Introna, L., Ilharco, F. 01/2006 In: Human Studies. 29, 1, p. 57-76. 20 p.
Journal article

Power, cash, and convenience: translations in the political site of the ATM
Introna, L., Whittaker, L. 2006 In: The Information Society. 22, 5, p. 325 - 340. 16 p.
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Hospitality, improvisation and Gestell: a phenomenology of mobile information
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2006 In: Journal of Information Technology. 21, p. 140-153. 14 p.
Journal article

The meaning of screens: towards a phenomenological account of screenness
Introna, L., Ilharco, F.M. 2006 In: Human Studies. 29, 1, p. 57-76. 20 p.
Journal article

Hospitality, improvisation and Gestell: Hosting a vehicle mounted data system (VMDS) in the fire service
Brigham, M., Introna, L. 2006 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

Strangers and hospitality: on the social and ethical conditions of virtual communities
Introna, L. 2005 In: Ethics of New Information Technologies. Proceedings of the 6th Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiries Conference (University of Twente, The Netherlands - 2005. N/A : unknown p. 229-240. 12 p.
Chapter

Ethics of New Information Technologies. Proceedings of the 6th Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiries Conference (University of Twente, The Netherlands - 2005
Brey, P., Introna, L., Grodzinski, F. 2005 N/A : unknown.
Book

Levinas
Introna, L. 2005 In: Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics. USA : Macmillan Reference USA p. 1117-1119. 3 p. ISBN: 0-02-865831-0.
Chapter

Phenomenology
Introna, L. 2005 In: Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics. USA : Macmillan Reference USA p. 1401-1409. 9 p. ISBN: 0-02-865831-0.
Chapter

Claudio Ciborra's way of being: authenticity and the world information systems
Introna, L. 2005 In: European Journal of Information Systems. 14, 5, p. 513-517. 5 p.
Journal article

Self and other in everyday existence: a mystery not a problem
Costea, B., Introna, L. 2005 In: Organization and Identity. London and New York : Routledge p. 60-85. 26 p. ISBN: 0415322316.
Chapter

Power, cash and convenience: the political space of the ATM
Introna, L., Whittaker, L. 2005 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

Phenomenological approaches to ethics and information technology
Introna, L. 2005 In: The Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy. N/A : unknown
Chapter

Cultural values, plagiarism, and fairness: when plagiarism gets in the way of learning
Hayes, N., Introna, L. 2005 In: Ethics and Behavior. 15, 3, p. 213-231. 19 p.
Journal article

Systems for the production of plagiarists? The implications arising from the use of plagiarism detection systems in UK universities for Asian learners
Hayes, N., Introna, L. 2005 In: Journal of Academic Ethics. 3, 1, p. 55-73. 19 p.
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Disclosive ethics and information technology: disclosing facial recognition systems
Introna, L. 2005 In: Ethics and Information Technology. 7, 2, p. 75-86. 12 p.
Journal article

The ontological screening of contemporary life: a phenomenological analysis of screens
Introna, L., Ilharco, F.M. 09/2004 In: European Journal of Information Systems. 13, 3, p. 221-234. 14 p.
Journal article

Journals, Truth and Politics: The case of MISQ.
Introna, L., Whittaker, L. 01/2004 In: Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers p. 103-120. 18 p. ISBN: 1-4020-8094-8.
Chapter

Phenomenology and the screening of screens
Introna, L., Ilharco, F.M. 2004 In: Philosophy and Social Theory for IS. Chichester : John Wiley and Sons Ltd p. 56-102. 47 p. ISBN: 0-470-85117-1.
Chapter

Journals, truth and politics: the case of MIS Quarterly
Introna, L., Whittaker, L. 2004 In: Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers p. 103-120. 18 p. ISBN: 1-4020-8094-8.
Chapter

Picturing algorithmic surveillance: the politics of facial recognition systems
Introna, L., Wood, D. 2004 In: Surveillance and Society. 2, 2/3, p. 177-198. 22 p.
Journal article

Self and other in everyday existence: a mystery not a problem
Costea, B., Introna, L. 2004 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

On cognition and action in organisational life: management and the situated body in-the-world
Costea, B., Introna, L. 2004 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

On cognition and action in organisational life: management and the situated body in-the-world
Introna, L., Costea, B. 2004
Speech

The phenomenology of information systems evaluation: overcoming the subject object dualism
Introna, L. 2003 In: Global Organisational Discourse about Information Technology. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers p. 155-175. 21 p. ISBN: 1-4020-7325-9.
Chapter

Complexity theory and organisational intervention? dealing with (in)commensurability
Introna, L. 2003 In: Complex Systems and Evolutionary Perspectives on Organisations. New York : Pergamon Press p. 205-220. 16 p. ISBN: 0-080-43957-8.
Chapter

Workplace surveillance is unethical and unfair
Introna, L. 2003 In: Surveillance and Society. 1, 2, p. 210-216. 7 p.
Journal article

Disciplining information systems: truth and its regimes
Introna, L. 2003 In: European Journal of Information Systems. 12, p. 235-240. 6 p.
Journal article

Justice and Responsibility: on (not) teaching computer and information ethics
Introna, L. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

The face and the interface: thinking with levinas on ethics and justice in an electronically mediated world
Introna, L. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

The measure of a man and the ethics of machines
Introna, L. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

On the ethics of (object) things
Introna, L. 2003 Lancaster University : The Department of Organisation, Work and Technology
Working paper

The question concerning information technology: thinking with Hedegger on the essence of information technology
Introna, L. 2002 In: Internet Management Issues: A Global Perspective. Hershey and London : Idea Group Publishing ISBN: 1-930708-21-1.
Chapter

On the (im)possibility of ethics in a mediated world
Introna, L. 2002 In: Information and Organization. 12, 2, p. 71-84. 14 p.
Journal article

Privacy in the information age: stakeholders, interests and values
Introna, L., Pouloudi, N. 2001 In: Internet Marketing. Fort Worth : Harcourt College Publishers p. 373-388. 16 p. ISBN: 0-03-032133-6.
Chapter

Management information systems
Introna, L. 2001 In: Encyclopedia of Communication and Information. London : Macmillan ISBN: 0-02-865386-6.
Chapter

Recognising the limits of virtual organizations
Introna, L. 2001 In: E-Commerce and V-business. Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann p. 268-278. 11 p. ISBN: 0750645326.
Chapter

Workplace surveillance, privacy, and distributive justice
Introna, L. 2001 In: Readings in Cyberethics. London : Jones and Bartlett Publishers p. 418-429. 12 p. ISBN: 076371500X.
Chapter

Privacy and the computer: why we need privacy in the information society
Introna, L. 2001 In: Philosophy And Choice: Selected Readings From Around The World. N/A : unknown ISBN: 0767420276.
Chapter

Cooperation, coordination and interpretation in virtual environments: some thoughts on working-together
Introna, L. 2001 In: Cognition, Technology and Work. 3, 2, p. 101-110. 10 p.
Journal article

Virtuality and morality: on (not) being disturbed by the other
Introna, L. 2001 In: Philosophy in the Contemporary World. 8, 1, p. 31-39. 9 p.
Journal article

Sustaining the public good vision of the internet: the politics of search
Introna, L., Nissenbaum, H. 2000 In: Preferred Placement: Knowledge Politics on the Web. Amsterdam : Jan van Eyck Akademie Editions ISBN: 90-72076-12-5.
Chapter

About experiments and style: a critique of laboratory research in information systems
Introna, L., Whitley, E.A. 2000 In: Information Technology and People. 13, 3, p. 161-173. 13 p.
Journal article

Defining the web: the politics of search engines
Introna, L., Nissenbaum, H. 2000 In: Computer. 33, 1, p. 54-62. 9 p.
Journal article

Privacy and the computer: why we need privacy in the information society
Introna, L. 2000 In: Cyberethics: Social and Moral Issues in the Computer Age. Essex : Prometheus Books UK p. 188-200. 13 p. ISBN: 1-573927902.
Chapter

Workplace surveillance, privacy, and distributive justice
Introna, L. 2000 In: Computers and Society. 33, 4, p. 30-39. 10 p.
Journal article

The screen and the world: a phenomenological investigation into screens and our engagement in the world
Introna, L., Ilharco, F.M. 2000 In: Organizational and Social Perspectives on Information Technology. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers p. 295-319. 25 p. ISBN: 0-7923-7836-9.
Chapter

Context, power, bodies and information: exploring the ‘entangled’ context of information
Introna, L. 2000 In: Exploring the Contexts of Information Behavior. London : Taylor Graham p. 1-10. 10 p. ISBN: 0947568751.
Chapter

The internet as a democratic medium: why the politics of search engines matters
Introna, L., Niessnbaum, H. 2000 In: The Information Society. 16, 3, p. 169-185. 17 p.
Journal article

Building on a decade of research on IT and organisations
Introna, L., Myers, M.D., Ngwenyama, O. 1999 In: New Information Technologies in Organizational Processes: Field Studies and Theoretical Reflections on the Future of Work. Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers ISBN: 0-7923-8578-0.
Chapter

New Information Technologies in Organizational Processes: Field Studies and Theoretical Reflections on the Future of Work
Introna, L., Myers, M., Ngwenyama, O. 1999 Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers. 298 p. ISBN: 0-7923-8578-0.
Book

Privacy in the information age: stakeholders, interests and values
Introna, L., Pouloudi, N. 1999 In: Journal of Business Ethics. 22, 1, p. 27-38. 12 p.
Journal article

Ethics and the computer: obligation and hyperreality
Introna, L. 1998 In: Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry ACM/SIGCAS Conference. Rotterdam : Rotterdam University Press p. 180-190. 11 p. ISBN: 90-5677-022-5.
Chapter

Language and social autopoiesis
Introna, L. 1998 In: Cybernetics and Human Knowing. 5, 3, p. 3-17. 15 p.
Journal article

Imagine: thought experiments in information systems research?
Introna, L. 1997 In: Information Systems and Qualitative Research. London : Chapman and Hall p. 481-496. 16 p. ISBN: 0-412-82360-8.
Chapter

Management, information and power: A narrative of the involved manager
Introna, L. 1997 London : Macmillan. ISBN: 0-333-69870-3.
Book

Privacy and the computer: why we need privacy in the information society
Introna, L. 1997 In: Metaphilosophy. 28, 3, p. 259-275. 17 p.
Journal article

On cyberspace and being: identity, self and hyperreality
Introna, L. 1997 In: Philosophy in the Contemporary World. 4, 1,2, p. 16-26. 11 p.
Journal article

Against method-ism
Introna, L., Whitley, E.A. 1997 In: Information Technology and People. 10, 1, p. 31-45. 15 p.
Journal article

Commentary on the intellectual structures of information systems development by Hirschheim, Klein and Lyytinen
Introna, L. 1996 In: Accounting, Management and Information Technologies. 6, 1/2, p. 87-97. 11 p.
Journal article

Notes on ateleological information systems development
Introna, L. 1996 In: Information Technology and People. 9, 4, p. 20-39. 20 p.
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