Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation


This keynote address takes up the conference theme and argues for greater diversification and innovation—in method and topic—in Information Systems research and curricula design. Basing my arguments on my own—and others’—recent critiques of calls for a narrowing of our focus on the information technology artefact and IS design, I will highlight the expanding boundary of the field of Information Systems and what this means for the IS academy in terms of innovation and diversification in our research and teaching.

This paper builds on and extends arguments published earlier (see Galliers 2003, 2006)