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Evaluation and Control at the Core: How French Scholars Inform the Discourse

  • Frantz Rowe
  • Duane Truex
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Abstract

Other disciplines now lay claim to research topics belonging to the domain of IS research, and the field itself is under challenge in academic institutions around the world. Thus having a clear conception of those concepts lying at the core of our field and which establish the legitimacy of Information Systems (IS) as an independent discipline is more important than ever before. This manuscript seeks to contribute a clearer understanding of what we mean by the central issues driving the field. But this manuscript takes a new twist by approaching this question from the point of view of a set of French IS scholars and social theorists. It advances the discourse by examining how French scholars, many of whom are not well known outside of French academic circles, may impact our reading of those issues considered to be most persistent and frequent in the IS literature.

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cores of the discipline ontology information system definition evaluation control social theories French scholars 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.France Institut d’Economie et Management de Nantes and Skema Business SchoolUniversity of NantesNantesFrance
  2. 2.USA CIS DepartmentGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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