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International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) Volume 8, Issue 1

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The International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) publishes research articles covering a wide range of topics related to Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and its use as a means of exploring socio-technical phenomena. An important goal for the journal is to facilitate publication of the body of research relating to the use of Actor-Network Theory as a means of understanding various socio-technical phenomena and providing examples and case studies of technological innovation. The journal facilitates the distribution of a wide range of research of this type. Much, but not all, of this research relates to the implementation and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), as these inevitably involve interactions between technology and people. This is the area in which ANT is particularly useful and articles along these lines are encouraged. Other areas of special interest are the use of ANT as an analytical framework for research in education and in nursing. This journal covers a range of topics related to ANT. These topics include the development of Actor-Network Theory itself, as well as case studies of its use to assist in the explanation of various socio-technical phenomena. It also includes topics relating to technological innovation, both those using ANT as an explanatory framework and those using other approaches.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • Seven Years of IJANTTI Articles
  • Grounded Theory and Actor-Network Theory: A Case Study
  • Developing a Project to Investigate the Introduction of ICT to Mapuche Students in Chile
  • Authenticity in Online Religion: An Actor-Network Approach
  • Adoption of ICT in Implementing Primary Health Care: Achievements of the Twenty-First Century

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Preface
  5. Seven Years of IJANTTI Articles
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2009: VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1
    4. VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ‘MODELS OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION’
    5. VOLUME 1, ISSUE 3
    6. VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4
    7. 2010 – VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1
    8. VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2
    9. VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3
    10. VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4
    11. 2011 – VOLUME 3, ISSUE 1
    12. VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ‘ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY AND EDUCATION
    13. VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3
    14. VOLUME 3, ISSUE 4
    15. 2012 – VOLUME 4, ISSUE 1
    16. VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2
    17. VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3
    18. VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4
    19. 2013 – VOLUME 5, ISSUE 1
    20. VOLUME 5, ISSUE 2
    21. VOLUME 5, ISSUE 3
    22. VOLUME 5, ISSUE 4
    23. 2014 – VOLUME 6, ISSUE 1
    24. VOLUME 6, ISSUE 2: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ‘HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY INTERACTION AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION: EXPLORING FRAMEWORKS OTHER THAN ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY’
    25. VOLUME 6, ISSUE 3
    26. VOLUME 6, ISSUE 4
    27. 2015 – VOLUME 7, ISSUE 1: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ‘NEW SPACE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (3D PRINTING) AS CHALLENGES TO ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY’
    28. VOLUME 7, ISSUE 2
    29. VOLUME 7, ISSUE 3: SPECIAL ISSUE ON ‘ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY, VALUE CO-CREATION AND DESIGN IN OPEN INNOVATION ENVIRONMENTS’
    30. VOLUME 7, ISSUE 4
    31. CONCLUSION
    32. REFERENCES
  6. Grounded Theory and Actor-Network Theory:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CASE
    4. THE ACTOR-NETWORK LENS
    5. GROUNDED THEORY AND A.N.T.
    6. AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH INSPIRED BY GROUNDED THEORY
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  7. Developing a Project to Investigate the Introduction of ICT to Mapuche Students in Chile
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. EDUCATION IN CHILE
    6. AN A.N.T. ANALYSIS OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  8. Authenticity in Online Religion:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IDENTIFYING THE INTERSECTIONS
    4. LOCATING AUTHENTICITY IN ONLINE EXPERIENCES
    5. TRACING ONLINE RELIGION WITH ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  9. Adoption of ICT in Implementing Primary Health Care:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GENERAL PRACTICE AROUND THE WORLD
    4. USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
    5. ICT APPLICATIONS
    6. ADOPTION OF ICT SYSTEMS
    7. INNOVATION TRANSLATION AND ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY
    8. eHEALTH
    9. COST CUTS, SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS AND ADOPTION OF ICT
    10. VIRTUAL DOCTOR PROGRAM
    11. DOCTOR’S LEVEL OF USE OF ICT
    12. CHANGING THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE MEDICAL POPULATION
    13. CONCLUSION: HURDLES TO OVERCOME
    14. REFERENCES
  10. Call For Articles