Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 33–38 | Cite as

Evolutionary Business Information Systems

Perspectives and Challenges of an Emerging Class of Information Systems
  • Gustaf NeumannEmail author
  • Stefan Sobernig
  • Michael Aram
Research Notes


This article reflects on existing and emerging future challenges arising in the area of “evolutionary business information systems”, a class of systems that demand an evolutionary software development process and which support secondary design of various conceptual layers. We place both existing contributions and future research opportunities in context by referring to an idealized, preliminary system architecture. Finally, we emphasize our pluralistic perspective on the research object and the resulting need for methodological flexibility in the sense of interdisciplinary configurations of research methods.


Evolutionary business information systems Secondary design Pluralistic information systems research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Information Systems and New MediaVienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna)ViennaAustria

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