Frantz Rowe

Frantz Rowe
University of Nantes | UNIV Nantes · Institut d'Economie et de Management de Nantes (IAE)

Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Engineer, PhD, Habilité à Diriger des Recherches, Professeur Agrégé des Universités

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How can and should the IS field best contribute to the Social Welfare Computing research agenda, which seeks to assess unintended consequences and propose better solutions related to the potential harms of digital business practices? In this discussion paper, we take Amazon.com, Inc. as an instance of a giant digital company and examine it structur...
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The UN COP26 2021 conference on climate change offers the chance for world leaders to take action and make urgent and meaningful commitments to reducing emissions and limit global temperatures to 1.5 • C above pre-industrial levels by 2050. Whilst the political aspects and subsequent ramifications of these fundamental and critical decisions cannot...
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Innovation projects rely increasingly on digital objects as a means of developing and sharing knowledge within an organisation. The maturation of a digital object is important because only those objects that mature lead to actual products. There is, however, a catch 22. For objects to mature, they have to be shared; conversely, only mature objects...
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La dépendance problématique au smartphone considère la dépendance comme un comportement qui a des conséquences négatives et sévères pour l'individu qui en souffre. Cherchant à expliquer cette dépendance dans la population des actifs en France, population très peu étudiée dans la littérature sur l'addiction au smartphone, cette recherche conçoit cet...
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This chapter represents Markus and Rowe’s (MIS Quarterly, 42(4), 1255–1280, 2018) causal structure framework of ideal-typical positions on three dimensions: Causal Ontology, Causal Trajectory, and Causal Autonomy. The focus of the Causal Ontology dimension is: Does the theorist conceive of causality as existing in the human mind or in reality? The...
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We study youth materialism as an antecedent of problematic smartphone dependency among adolescents. Based on Uses and Gratifications theory and the I-PACE framework, we consider process- and social-oriented smartphones as mediators in the relationship between youth materialism and problematic smartphone dependency. Using data from 463 French late a...
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Using a core idea of critical social theory, alienation, we interrogate the failure in the design and adoption of a Stop-COVID app in France. We analyse the political and scientific discourse, to develop an understanding of the conditions giving rise to this failure in this unprecedented moment. We argue that the digital-first solutionist approach...
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Using a core idea of critical social theory, alienation, we interrogate the failure in design and adoption of a Stop-COVID app in France. We analyse the political and scientific discourse, to develop an understanding of the conditions giving rise to this failure in this unprecedented moment. We argue that the digital first solutionist approach take...
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Although agile software development approaches have become increasingly prevalent, many organizations, have found they were not able to achieve a more frequent release cadence, largely due to different departmental functions operating in silos. In an effort to remove these silos, companies have moved towards DevOps. As digitalization continues, com...
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Agile can be seen as an accelerator to develop software, yet it suffers from bottlenecks between development and operations. DevOps can overcome bottlenecks between agile development teams and operations, notably by providing continuous integration, delivery and deployment, thus improving end-to-end processes between development and operations func...
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L'intelligence artificielle, IA, représente un potentiel qui pousse les entreprises à l'injecter dans leurs processus. Toutefois, cette technologie perturbe les organisations en redéfinissant la collaboration homme-machine et en bouleversant le mode de travail. Nous posons dans cette étude la question suivante : Comment se déroule le processus d'ad...
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Contact tracing apps are presented as a solution, if not the solution, to curb pandemics in the Covid-19 crisis. In France, despite heated public institutional debate on privacy related issues, the app was presented by government as an essential benefit for protecting health and lives, thus avoiding both politicians and citizens to feel morally res...
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This paper argues that the ubiquitous digital networks in which we are increasingly becoming immersed present a threat to our ability to exercise free will. Using process philosophy, and expanding upon understandings of causal autonomy, the paper outlines a thematic analysis of diary studies and interviews gathered in a project exploring the nature...
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With the digital revolution and rapid socio-technical changes, such as the advent of DevOps teams with both development (Dev) and operations (Ops) personnel from the project start, information systems (IS) staff may have difficulties adapting, but also see new opportunities for professional mobility. Through Career Anchors theory, this embedded cas...
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Agile development methods and DevOps require adaptation during implementation to meet the needs of a constantly changing software development environment. The emergence of knowledge-sharing practices for large-scale DevOps has not been the subject of much research. Our in-depth case study, comprising 106 interviews at a large multinational company...
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Digitalizing interorganizational relationships (IORs) concerns B2B partners adopting and using Interorganizational Information Systems (IOSs). The decision to digitalize IORs involves choices about (1) whether or not to digitalize information flows, and (2) which technology to use. We explore whether these two choices are made sequentially or if th...
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While Agile can be seen as an accelerator to develop software, it suffers from bottlenecks between development and operations. DevOps overcome agile bottlenecks providing better, quicker and safer deliveries through continuous delivery and deployment, improving end-to-end processes. However, literature on DevOps mechanisms and impacts is still scar...
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Whatever answer one gives to the question "Is information technology changing the world?," the answer contains reasoning about causality. Causal reasoning is central to IS theorizing. This paper focuses on the concept of causal structure, defined by Markus and Robey (1988) as a theorist's assumptions about causal influences in IS phenomena, and pro...
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Le commerce électronique par Internet représente une source de transformation importante et risquée pour les organisations. Pour comprendre ce phénomène, nous avons pratiqué une revue de la littérature publiée en sciences de gestion de 1992 à 2016. A partir d’un cadre conceptuel établi à priori, nous y caractérisons conjointement les investissement...
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Whatever answer one gives to the question "Is information technology changing the world?" the answer contains reasoning about causality. Causal reasoning is central to IS theorizing. This paper focuses on the concept of causal structure, defined by Markus and Robey (1988) as a theorist's assumptions about causal influences in IS phenomena, and prop...
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This study evaluates the cost and carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions of different supply chain configurations to determine when suppliers should move to a greener resource-sharing scheme. We build an analytical model based on a case study of a retailer that has developed a resource-sharing initiative introducing collaborative consolidation centres...
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Configurations identification through Fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis method: Contribution of PLM technology to the respect of development time Invented by the sociologist Charles Ragin in the 80 to identify the configurations explaining a phenomenon, the Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) method has been used in management sciences...
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Agile development approaches have become the norm for almost all software development now. While agile approaches can deliver more frequent releases of working software, it quickly became apparent in many organisations that they were not able to leverage these frequent releases due to the disconnect between the development and operations functions,...
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Inventée par le sociologue Charles Ragin dans les années 80 pour identifier les configurations expliquant un phénomène, la méthode Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) est utilisée en sciences de gestion depuis le milieu des années 2000. La recherche en management des systèmes d'information semble faire exception, avec quelques rares articles par...
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This paper investigates the relationship between Information Systems (IS) integration and the use of cybersecurity countermeasures using an adapted exposure to risk perspective which considers both the probability of a risk through vulnerability points theory and the impact of the risk if it occurs. Based on an econometric analysis of a survey samp...
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While IT can be seen as leveraging dynamic capabilities, it can also be considered as a core organizational capability for exploitation, and thus as a dimension of socio-technical inertia. This paper investigates the latter. When the environment becomes uncertain or when organizations engage in an organizational transformation, inertia or the prope...
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Literature reviews (LRs) are recognized for their increasing impact in the information systems literature. Methodologists have drawn attention to the question of how we can leverage the value of LRs to preserve and generate knowledge. The panelists who participated in the discussion of “Standalone Literature Reviews in IS Research: What Can Be Lear...
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This paper explores the dynamics between key dissenters and governing agency in the reframing of strategic intent during IT implementation. This topic has not been addressed in the context of Information Systems driven Organizational Transformation (ISOT). Through a longitudinal case study of a telecommunication operator, this paper contributes to...
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Researchers and practitioners present entreprise integration to a Supply Chain as a lever for organizational performance. Yet if integration is generating performance, this cannot be done without the acceptance of new constraints due to integrated information systems implementation. We discuss the evaluation of the information systems that support...
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S. Alter's Work System Method is used in advancing the understanding and analyses of service innovation Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) from a business systems viewpoint. We propose to use this framework to distinguish what usually characterizes IT-enabled BPO service innovations, and which implications could be drawn for the underlying IS's des...
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Les Systèmes d’Information (SI) sont au cœur de la transformation organisationnelle. Ce chapitre propose une réflexion sur la nature et l’évolution de la transformation en questionnant le schéma de Venkatraman (1994) qui repose sur l’intégration interne, la reconception des processus d’affaires, la reconception des réseaux d’affaires et la redéfini...
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The ability of organizations to stabilize or to evolve their organizational routines that are structured by an enterprise system is a persistent issue. In this article, we propose a conceptual framework that helps to analyze how enterprise systems can be designed from a control of processes viewpoint and can contribute to routines evolution or to t...
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Software vendors offer a portfolio of applications that can be integrated with each other to form product lifecycle management systems (PLMS). Such systems are implemented to create an integrated product information environment. Product information can take the form of relational data, electronic documents, or both. However, implemented PLMS do not...
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Le product lifecycle management (PLM) est l’une de ces grandes vagues de réorientation stratégique des processus organisationnels permise par l’évolution des technologies de l’information et de la communication (telle que le customer relationship management (CRM) ou le supply-chain management (SCM)). L’objectif du PLM est la constitution d’un envir...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of Cross-Functional Awareness (CFA) and to question how firm size influences the impact of ERP implementation strategies on CFA. Specifically, the paper questions whether size moderates the capability of the firm to achieve CFA. Design/methodology/approach – The authors developed and em...
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Researchers in Information Systems Security (ISS) have recommended the use of fear appeals in order to foster user adoption. However, research in the fields of ethics, management and consumer sales confirm that not only is the use of coercive methods less efficient but it can also cause resistance phenomena. The purpose of our research was to deter...
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Innovation is not an option for firms these days, especially those operating in an international context. It is essential for competing, indeed surviving, in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly digital world. We believe that in order to understand how innovation in a digital world can be managed, supported and promoted, we must view it in an...
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Since very ancient times, not only philosophers but also savvy religious and political leaders have recognized that knowledge is critical to economy and society. The first universities in Europe were built on this assumption. But while the diffusion of knowledge was supposed to bring people to wisdom in a supposedly stable world, what may well have...
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Although much research is devoted to high-reliability contexts, relatively few works focus on the reliability of more conventional processes in industry or services. In these more traditional situations of performance improvement, the criterion of reliability is often coupled with that of productivity. This chapter describes the contribution of pro...
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With the emergence of new technologies, companies can organize their electronic data exchanges by implementing hybrid interorganizational information systems (IOS). This paper presents a new analytical framework by considering IOS as the product of interconnections between the parts of IS developed by connected firms to support a given interorganiz...
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Cet article analyse le développement d’une chaîne logistique collaborative mise en place par Carrefour sous la forme des Centres de Consolidation et de Collaboration (CCC). Les résultats montrent l’importance des propriétés du Système d’Information (SI) pour y parvenir. Ces propriétés sont 1) l’interopérabilité non requise avec les SI internes, 2)...
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Information Technology is often viewed as imposing too much standardization and limiting flexibility in New Product Development (NPD). This paper aims at understanding how the use of Product Lifecycle Management Technology (PLM) contributes to knowledge sharing in an international NPD environment. The research is based on a longitudinal case study...
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Experts and business pundits forecasted drastic changes in Vietnam’s fledgling e-commerce when the Southeast Asian country became an official member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007. Over the past few years, as part of the Reform – called Doi moi – some Vietnamese enterprises have adopted e-commerce and already benefitted from it...
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Twenty years after the promise of Information Systems enabling Organizational Transformation (IS-enabled OT), what have we learned? This paper reviews the literature in order to better understand this phenomenon. As specialists in IS, strategy and organizational studies, we analyze the discourse on OT found in the strategy, organizational theory an...
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This paper, based on a cross-sectional empirical study of information system (IS) architectures within 143 small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in France, reports findings on how SMEs architect to achieve IS integration and interoperability. This research provides an empirically derived taxonomy of enterprise architectural variants of the types often...
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L'objectif de ce papier est de vérifier s'il existe une relation entre l'intégration des SI en interne et en externe. L'analyse se base sur la littérature liant intégration interne et externe et notamment sur le schéma proposé par Venkatraman présentant les phases d'évolution de l'entreprise. A partir de l'enquête COI-TIC, des indicateurs synthétiq...
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This paper reports a study that challenges the widely-held assumption that security and functionality are a tradeoff relationship. Based on a survey sample of more than 9000 French firms, the study finds that higher degrees of system functionality entail higher degrees of security. Rather than sharing a tradeoff relation in which more security inve...
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This paper is about knowledge sharing and maturation in new product development (NPD). We show how knowledge items mature as they are shared in expanding circles of trust until the items are exhausted and transformed to new knowledge items to serve new activities. Our conceptual framework integrates knowledge sharing, circles of trust and knowledge...
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Does Enterprise Systems (ES) integration pay off? Research on IS integration has been an enduring quest for the IS discipline. Is it really worth it? Research has often responded to the question positively. It is useful to explore which conditions ES is likely to yield value. Research has also shown that less imitable factors such as the quality of...
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This research in progress aims at investigating the role that information system (IS) and information quality (IQ) can play for the transformation of a Supply Chain. A case study was conducted to identify the supply chain evolution of a major French retailer that initiated consolidation centres for shared deliveries between several small suppliers...
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Un ouvrage inédit de cas pratiques qui permet, à travers des situations directement tirées de la vie des organisations, de réviser les points essentiels du cours et de les mettre en pratique.Si les questions touchant aux systèmes d’information et au management des organisations sont désormais omniprésentes dans les entreprises, les réponses se font...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to offer a strategic and socio technical analysis of the productivity of telephone call centers from the perspective of Galbraith's organizational design theory. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on a quantitative survey of 155 call center managers in France, which benefited from extensive preparation throu...
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Other disciplines now lay claim to research topics belonging to the domain of IS research, and the field itself is under challenge in academic institutions around the world. Thus having a clear conception of those concepts lying at the core of our field and which establish the legitimacy of Information Systems (IS) as an independent discipline is m...
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In concordance with the emergence of technologies that allow more flexible interconnections, we propose to divide Interorganizational Information Systems (IOSs) adoption into two decision processes: electronic data exchange adoption and technological choices. These are sequentially and (in extreme cases) simultaneously related, albeit distinct, sin...
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This paper evaluates the effects of the use of Product Lifecycle Management and its three sub-systems - Organizational Memory, Project and Resource Management and Cooperative Work systems - on three components of knowledge integration in New Product Development: knowledge transfer, translation and transformation. A second aim of this paper is to ex...
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The topic of organizational transformation is particularly related to the specialty of information systems. From an interpretation of a chosen literature this article proposes a perspective on the phenomenon of transformation and provides a synthesis in four themes: 1) the nature of the transformation initiative, 2) the transformation ecology, 3) t...
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This paper aims at presenting a qualitative research methodology based on Boolean algebra: the Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA). This methodology enables to manage an intermediary number of case studies (between 10 and 50) while taking into account the complexity of observed phenomenon. In order to identify necessary and sufficient conditions...
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The paper aims at testing if internal IS integration and IS of extended enterprise are correlated. The analysis is based on the literature that links internal and external integration, and proposes a set of contingency variables. Contrary to operational research literature, Venkatraman's scheme of evolutionary stages emphasizes a disconnect between...
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Bernard Fallery, Michel Kalika, Frantz Rowe, trois spécialistes des systèmes d'information, ont réalisé une refonte complète du manuel de références de Robert Reix.
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Introduction: Research results should be shared internationally and have to face international competition. This requires their publication in the lingua franca of business and science, the English language. This especially applies to the so-called top-level research. The individual scientific disciplines have arrived at different stages in the tra...
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An important question for IS researchers and practitioners is how IT can improve new product development (NPD) in the context of inter organizational development. More precisely, this paper aims at understanding how Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology contributes to NPD knowledge integration in this environment. It is based on a longitudi...
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Electronic exchanges of information between Businesses have continued to grow over recent decades. Though the emergence of new technologies, firms are facing new opportunities to build Interorganizational Information Systems (IOSs) to organize electronic data exchanges to update their own information systems. In this paper, we focus on flows from s...
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Cet article investigue les effets economiques et environnementaux de la mutualisation des informations logistiques de distribution dans la filiere Industriels-Commercants-Consommateurs. Cette recherche qualitative exploratoire questionne tout d’abord les types de systemes d’information les plus a meme de supporter la mutualisation des operations lo...