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Article: A historiographical examination of information systems

TitleA historiographical examination of information systems
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. The Journal's web site is located at http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/
Citation
Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 1999, v. 1 n. 1, p. article no. 19 How to Cite?
AbstractAs the Information Systems (IS) field enters its fourth decade of evolution, the time is right to provide a historiographical examination of this discipline. Methodological and thematic trends are gauged through a quarterly analysis of 2098 IS articles published in eight leading journals and the ICIS Proceedings in the 12-year period between 1985-1996. The results of this study show that significant changes occurred in research strategies and themes employed by IS researchers. Even though a large proportion of IS studies are still non-empirical, we see significant upward trend in the proportion of empirical studies. The reliance on reference disciplines increased significantly over the years. Similarly, we see significantly increasing trends in organizational, environmental and educational themes. In contrast, technical issues show decreasing trends. The paper calls for collective efforts to unify knowledge necessary for progress of IS as a scientific field of inquiry.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85880
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dc.contributor.authorFarhoomand, AFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDrury, DHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:10:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:10:18Z-
dc.date.issued1999en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunications of the Association for Information Systems, 1999, v. 1 n. 1, p. article no. 19en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1529-3181en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85880-
dc.description.abstractAs the Information Systems (IS) field enters its fourth decade of evolution, the time is right to provide a historiographical examination of this discipline. Methodological and thematic trends are gauged through a quarterly analysis of 2098 IS articles published in eight leading journals and the ICIS Proceedings in the 12-year period between 1985-1996. The results of this study show that significant changes occurred in research strategies and themes employed by IS researchers. Even though a large proportion of IS studies are still non-empirical, we see significant upward trend in the proportion of empirical studies. The reliance on reference disciplines increased significantly over the years. Similarly, we see significantly increasing trends in organizational, environmental and educational themes. In contrast, technical issues show decreasing trends. The paper calls for collective efforts to unify knowledge necessary for progress of IS as a scientific field of inquiry.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAssociation for Information Systems. The Journal's web site is located at http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunications of the Association for Information Systemsen_HK
dc.titleA historiographical examination of information systemsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1529-3181&volume=1&issue=1&spage=&epage=&date=1999&atitle=A+historiographical+examination+of+information+systemsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFarhoomand, AF: ali@business.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityFarhoomand, AF=rp01060en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros46186en_HK
dc.identifier.volume1-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 19-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 19-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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