Professor Lucas Introna


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).

Selected Publications Show all 105 publications

Institutionalizing inequality: calculative practices and regimes of inequality in international development
Hayes, N., Introna, L.D., Kelly, P. 1/01/2017 In: Organization Studies.
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Beyond interpretivism? : new encounters with technology and organization: IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on Information Systems and Organizations, IS&O 2016, Dublin, Ireland, December 9-10, 2016, Proceedings
Introna, L.D., Kavanagh, D., Kelly, S., Orlikowski, W., Scott, S. 2016 New York : Springer. 247 p. ISBN: 9783319497327. Electronic ISBN: 9783319497334.

The algorithmic choreography of the impressionable subject
Introna, L.D. 4/10/2016 In: Algorithmic Cultures: essays on meaning, performance and new technologies. Oxford : Routledge p. 26-51. 26 p.
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Algorithms, governance, and governmentality: on governing academic writing
Introna, L. 1/01/2016 In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 41, 1, p. 17-49. 32 p.
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Ethics and flesh: being touched by the otherness of things
Introna, L. 2014 In: Ruin memories. Oxford : Routledge p. 41-61. 21 p.
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Epilogue: 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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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Singular justice and software piracy
Introna, L. 2007 In: Business Ethics: A European Review. 16, 3, p. 264-277. 14 p.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.
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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.
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Disciplining information systems: truth and its regimes
Introna, L. 2003 In: European Journal of Information Systems. 12, p. 235-240. 6 p.
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On the (im)possibility of ethics in a mediated world
Introna, L. 2002 In: Information and Organization. 12, 2, p. 71-84. 14 p.
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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.
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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.
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Workplace surveillance, privacy, and distributive justice
Introna, L. 2000 In: Computers and Society. 33, 4, p. 30-39. 10 p.
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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.
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Privacy and the computer: why we need privacy in the information society
Introna, L. 1997 In: Metaphilosophy. 28, 3, p. 259-275. 17 p.
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