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Inquiring Systems: Theoretical Foundations for Current and Future Information Systems

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Inquiring systems Design Information systems design theory 

Abbreviations

ADDSS

Advance directives decision support system

DSS

Decision support system

EOL

End of life

GDSS

Group decision support system

MPDP

Multiple-perspective, dialectical process

NHC

National hurricane center

WWW

World wide web

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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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