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Article: Diversity and Scientific Progress in the Information Systems Discipline

TitleDiversity and Scientific Progress in the Information Systems Discipline
Authors
Issue Date2001
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, 2001, v. 5 n. 1, p. article no. 12 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Information Systems (IS) discipline is over a third of a century old. It is a multidisciplinary field of study that covers areas related to the management, deployment, and use of information technology. In response to this extended reach and the growing needs and requirements of its stakeholders, the IS community successfully solidified its foundations through institutionalization and professionalization. However, in light of a complex patronage structure, undisciplined diversity, and unbounded eclecticism in scholarly activities, the progress of IS as a scientific discipline has been attenuated. Drawing lessons from the field of psychology, this paper calls for solidifying the disciplinary matrix of IS. It argues that scientific progress of IS can be advanced further through the development of cumulative and exemplary theories aimed at significant problems. Such a cumulative approach to research tradition and knowledge unification would help demarcate the boundaries of the IS domain not in terms of its subject matters, but by the theories it develops to solve the problems within its domain.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85962
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.483

 

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dc.contributor.authorFarhoomand, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDrury, DHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:11:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:11:14Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunications of the Association for Information Systems, 2001, v. 5 n. 1, p. article no. 12en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1529-3181en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/85962-
dc.description.abstractThe Information Systems (IS) discipline is over a third of a century old. It is a multidisciplinary field of study that covers areas related to the management, deployment, and use of information technology. In response to this extended reach and the growing needs and requirements of its stakeholders, the IS community successfully solidified its foundations through institutionalization and professionalization. However, in light of a complex patronage structure, undisciplined diversity, and unbounded eclecticism in scholarly activities, the progress of IS as a scientific discipline has been attenuated. Drawing lessons from the field of psychology, this paper calls for solidifying the disciplinary matrix of IS. It argues that scientific progress of IS can be advanced further through the development of cumulative and exemplary theories aimed at significant problems. Such a cumulative approach to research tradition and knowledge unification would help demarcate the boundaries of the IS domain not in terms of its subject matters, but by the theories it develops to solve the problems within its domain.-
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.titleDiversity and Scientific Progress in the Information Systems Disciplineen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1529-3181&volume=5&issue=1&spage=&epage=&date=2001&atitle=Diversity+and+Scientific+Progress+in+the+Information+Systems+Disciplineen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFarhoomand, A: ali@business.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityFarhoomand, AF=rp01060en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros57653en_HK
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dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 12-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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