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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title Negotiation and Translation between Discursive Fields: A Study on the Diffusion of Decentralized Finance
Organization Unit
  • Eduard Hartwich
  • Tamara Roth
  • Alexander Rieger
  • Liudmila Zavolokina
  • Gilbert Fridgen
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed No
Status Published in final form
  • English
ISBN 978-1-958200-10-0
Page Range 1228
Event Title European Conference of Information Systems (ECIS)
Event Type conference
Event Location Cyprus
Event Start Date June 13 - 2024
Event End Date June 19 - 2024
Series Name Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
Number 4
Publisher AIS Electronic Library
Abstract Text Successful diffusion of emerging technologies requires coherent ideas for their use. However, such ideas can be difficult to negotiate when the involved discursive fields differ in their beliefs and discursive frames. To analyze how such diverse fields can nevertheless co-develop a shared linguistic repertoire and coherent ‘organizing vision’, we conduct an inductive, interpretive study on the use of blockchain in the financial services industry. Drawing on interviews with 46 experts, we unpack how three different discursive fields (non-custodians, custodians, regulators) participated in the development of a'decentralized finance'vision. We transfer these insights into a recursive process model for the guided negotiation and translation between discursive fields. Our study contributes a deeper understanding of the role of beliefs, discursive frames, and regulators for the emergence of a shared linguistic repertoire and coherent organizing vision.
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