How Do Mobile ICTs Enable Organizational Fluidity: Toward a Theoretical Framework

Sutirtha Chatterjee*, Suprateek Sarker, Mikko Siponen

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Abstract

The focus of this theoretical paper is to investigate how mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) give rise to the notion of organizational fluidity. Drawing upon previous literature, five affordances of mobile ICTs − mobility, connectedness, interoperability, identifiability, and personalization − are discussed. Delving into the concept of organizational fluidity, the paper captures three dimensions of organizational fluidity, namely, team fluidity, task fluidity, and control fluidity. The paper then develops propositions on how different combinations of the mobile ICT affordances influence each of the dimensions of organizational fluidity. The contributions and implications of the paper are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalINFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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