Inquiring Systems: Theoretical Foundations for Current and Future Information Systems

  • James L. ParrishJr.Email author
  • James F. Courtney
Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 29)


Inquiring systems have been a part of the information systems discipline for the past 40 years. In this chapter, we highlight the impact that the inquiring systems have had on the information systems in use in contemporary organizations as well as the potential for inquiring systems to form the theoretical foundations of the information systems of tomorrow.


Inquiring systems Design Information systems design theory 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of BusinessUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.College of BusinessLouisiana Tech UniversityRustonUSA

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