1 Department of Business Studies, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 LIUC University4 IESEG School of Management5 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
This paper reports the findings of a research into change during the constitution of an IT Group. Our main findings show that when an IT company acquires two similar companies, IT becomes a central part of the change program, differing from other change cases where IT is considered a peripheral component. We use the scaffold metaphor by Orlikowski  as a framework to interpret the case study. Our study is a primer in the use of socio-materiality as framework for interpreting IT-driven change and shows that this framework can highlight the most common characteristics of change while remaining practical and synthetic.
Information Systems: People, Organizations, Institutions, and Technologies: Itais: the Italian Association for Informationsystems, 2010, p. 441-449