Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Computer Information Systems

First Advisor

Alain Cucchi - Co-Chair

Second Advisor

Detmar Straub - Co-Chair

Third Advisor

Henri Isaac

Fourth Advisor

Francois-Xavier DeVaujany

Fifth Advisor

Michel Kalika

Sixth Advisor

Daniel Robey

Seventh Advisor

Michael Gallivan and Emmanuel Monod


Understanding individual adaptation to Information Systems (IS) has received relatively little attention in IS research. For furthering these issues, a multi-paper dissertation is adopted and studies distinct aspects of user interaction with IT related with adaptation. Thus, in order to better understand how system users adapt to IT disruptions this study examines (1) how system users who become disrupted by IS that provide them with too much information interact with these systems, (2) the influence of espoused cultural values (Srite et al. 2006) on user coping strategies of adaptation to IS, and (3) middle managers responses to the implementation of disruptive IT in public administration. These dissertation studies together help improve our knowledge on individual adaptive responses to IT disruptions.