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Information Systems Research

Relevant Theory and Informed Practice

Part of the book series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (IFIPAICT, volume 143)

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Table of contents (51 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Young Turks, Old Guardsmen, and the Conundrum of the Broken Mold: A Progress Report on Twenty Years of Information Systems Research

  3. Panoramas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Doctor of Philosophy, Heal Thyself

      • Allen S. Lee
      Pages 21-34
    3. Information Systems Research as Design: Identity, Process, and Narrative

      • Richard J. Boland Jr., Kalle Lyytinen
      Pages 53-68
  4. Reflections on the IS Discipline

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69
    2. Information Systems— a Cyborg Discipline

      • Magnus Ramage
      Pages 71-81
    3. Truth, Journals, and Politics: The Case of the MIS Quarterly

      • Lucas Introna, Louise Whittaker
      Pages 103-120
    4. Whatever Happened to Information Systems Ethics?

      • Frances Bell, Alison Adam
      Pages 159-174
    5. Supporting Engineering of Information Systems in Emergent Organizations

      • Sandeep Purao, Duane P. Truex III
      Pages 175-192

About this book

Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice comprises the edited proceedings of the WG8.2 conference, "Relevant Theory and Informed Practice: Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Research," which was sponsored by IFIP and held in Manchester, England, in July 2004. The conference attracted a record number of high-quality manuscripts, all of which were subjected to a rigorous reviewing process in which four to eight track chairs, associate editors, and reviewers thoughtfully scrutinized papers by the highly regarded as well as the newcomers. No person or idea was considered sacrosanct and no paper made it through this process unscathed. All authors were asked to revise the accepted papers, some more than once; thus, good papers got better. With only 29 percent of the papers accepted, these proceedings are significantly more selective than is typical of many conference proceedings.
This volume is organized in 7 sections, with 33 full research papers providing panoramic views and reflections on the Information Systems (IS) discipline followed by papers featuring critical interpretive studies, action research, theoretical perspectives on IS research, and the methods and politics of IS development. Also included are 6 panel descriptions and a new category of "bright idea" position papers, 11 in all, wherein main points are summarized in a pithy and provocative fashion.

Keywords

  • Analysis
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Feder
  • design
  • development
  • e-government
  • information processing
  • information system
  • information technology
  • linear optimization
  • management
  • organization
  • service-oriented computing

Editors and Affiliations

  • Yale University, USA

    Bonnie Kaplan

  • Florida International University, USA

    Duane P. Truex

  • Georgia State University, USA

    Duane P. Truex

  • University of Manchester, UK

    David Wastell, A. Trevor Wood-Harper

  • University of South Australia, Australia

    A. Trevor Wood-Harper

  • University of Minnesota, USA

    Janice I. DeGross

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