Adaptive Structuration Theory (AST) "focuses on social structures, rules and resources provided by technologies and institutions as the basis for human activity" (DeSanctis & Poole, 1994, p.
Future studies may want to approach social media usage through the lens of Adaptive Structuration Theory focusing on identifying the processes through which structures, rules, and functionalities are co-created and maintained in order to support a new system of emergency communication.
Adoption of social networking sites: An exploratory adaptive structuration perspective for global organizations.
Adaptive structuration theory (AST) is an approach to understanding the function of sophisticated information technologies in organizations.
There are a number of factors to consider with regard to the interactions between groups and technology in organizations, per adaptive structuration theory.
Structuration theory and adaptive structuration theory are key components in any substantive discussion on individuals and associative social structures.
While there have been a few studies done using real teams (Lu, Watson-Manheim, Chudoba, & Wynn, 2006), applicability of adaptive structuration theory, as it pertains to virtual collaboration using social networking sites for communication or task- completion, is absent in the literature.
A contextualized discussion of identity precedes a summative revisiting of the adaptive structuration theory as it relates to the study's findings.
Adaptive structuration theory posits that technology and socially-integrated organizational groups create social structures, rules, and resources as the foundation of human activity (DeSanctis & Poole, 1994).
The research framework integrates two predominate theories in group related research: task-technology fit theory (Zigurs and Buckland, 1998) and adaptive structuration theory (DeSanctis and Poole, 1994).
The Adaptive Structuration Theory (AST), as depicted in Figure 3, illustrates the interplay between advanced information technologies, social structures, and human interaction.