Phenomenology, Screens, and <i>Screenness</i>: Returning to the World Itself

Lucas D. Introna and Fernando M. Ilharco

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580583
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management

Phenomenology, Screens, and Screenness: Returning to the World Itself

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Phenomenology is widely used in management studies, notably in organizational analysis, and the core disciplines of anthropology, sociology, history, and psychology, among many others. This article endeavours to provide a coherent account of phenomenology, discussing its central concerns and concepts, making some contrasts within the phenomenology movement, and providing a brief discussion of the phenomenological method. It shows the value of the phenomenological approach and method by doing a phenomenological analysis of the phenomenon ‘screen’ and presenting a critical assessment of it. The article includes some existing work in phenomenology that may serve as examples of how phenomenology may be used to inform future research. This article draws on literature on the phenomenological movement and its relevance to the information system field.

Keywords: phenomenology; organizational analysis; phenomenological approach; future research; information system

Article.  19835 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour ; Knowledge Management

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