Researching the Future in Information Systems

IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, Turku, Finland, June 6-8, 2011. Proceedings

ISBN: 978-3-642-21363-2 (Print) 978-3-642-21364-9 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

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  2. Researching the Future: The Information Systems Discipline’s Futures Infrastructure

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      Researching the Future: The Information Systems Discipline’s Futures Infrastructure

  3. Section 1: How the Future and the Past Are Connected and Inter-related

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      Toward an Approach to Generate Forward-Looking Theories Using Systems Concepts

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      Information Systems Innovation Research: Between Novel Futures and Durable Presents

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      The Present as Future: The Problem of Translation in Corporate Science Projects

  4. Section 2: Critical View of the Future

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      What Does the Future Hold? A Critical View of Emerging Information and Communication Technologies and Their Social Consequences

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      Rationality and Foolishness: Alternative Forecasting Systems in a Manufacturing Firm

  5. Section 3: Technological Futures

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      What Future? Which Technology? On the Problem of Describing Relevant Futures

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      Conceptualizing Consumer Perceptions of Making M-Payments Using Smart Phones in Ireland

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      The Impact of Instant Messaging Tools on Knowledge Management and Team Performance

  6. Section 4: The Future of Information Technology and Work-Related Practices in Health Care

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      Pages 149-149

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      Journey to DOR: A Retro Science-Fiction Story on Researching ePrescribing

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      The Standardized Nurse: Mission Impossible?

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      The Role of Technology in Shaping the Professional Future of Community Pharmacists: The Case of the Electronic Prescription Service in the English National Health Service

  7. Section 5: The Future of Industrial-Institutional Practices and Outcomes through Information Technology

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      From Forestry Machines to Sociotechnical Hybrids: Investigating the Use of Digitally Enabled Forestry Machines

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      Pages 215-229

      Lessons from Volunteering and Free/Libre Open Source Software Development for the Future of Work

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      Pages 231-246

      Investigating Open Innovation and Interorganizational Networks in the IT Industry: The Case of Standard Software Customization

  8. Section 6: The Future of Critical Realism in IS Research

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      Systems of Innovation, Multidisciplinarity, and Methodological Pluralism: A Realist Approach to Guide the Future of Information Systems Research and Practice

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      Critical Realist Information Systems Research in Action

  9. Section 7: Panels and Workshop

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      The Social Design of Information Systems

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      Teaching Foresight and the Future

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      Will Current Trends in Information Systems Development Lead to More Visible Usage of Socio-technical Approaches?

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