The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia

The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia

Edited by: Guy G. Gable, Shirley Gregor orcid, Roger Clarke, Gail Ridley, Robert Smyth

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This book represents the second phase of a multi-method, multi-study of the ‘Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia’. Drawing on Whitley’s Theory of Scientific Change, the study analysed the degree of ‘professionalisation’ of the Information Systems Discipline, the overarching research question being ‘To what extent is Information Systems a distinct and mature discipline in Australia?’

The book chapters are structured around three main sections: a) the context of the study; b) the state case studies; and c) Australia-wide evidence and analysis. The book is crafted to be accessible to IS and non-IS types both within and outside of Australia. It represents a ‘check point’; a snapshot at a point in time. As the first in a hoped for series of such snap-shots, it includes a brief history of IS in Australia, bringing us up to the time of this report.

The editorial team comprises Guy Gable, architect and leader; Bob Smyth, project manager; Shirley Gregor, sponsor, host and co-theoretician; Roger Clarke, discipline memory; and Gail Ridley, theoretician. In phase two, the editors undertook to examine each component study, with a view to arriving at an Australia-wide perspective.

Details

ISBN (print):
9781921313936
ISBN (online):
9781921313943
Publication date:
Sep 2008
Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://doi.org/10.22459/ISADA.09.2008
Disciplines:
Engineering & Computer Science: Computer Science & Information Systems, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Countries:
Australia

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The Context

  1. The information systems discipline in Australian universities: a contextual framework (PDF, 533KB)Guy G. Gable doi
  2. A retrospective of the information systems discipline in Australia (PDF, 613KB)Roger Clarke doi
  3. Characterising academic information systems in Australia: developing and evaluating a theoretical framework (PDF, 308KB)Gail Ridley doi

The State Case Studies

  1. The information systems discipline in Australia’s capital (PDF, 178KB)Shirley Gregor, Edward Lewis and Craig McDonald doi
  2. The information systems discipline in New South Wales universities (PDF, 168KB)Jim Underwood and Ernie Jordan doi
  3. The information systems academic discipline in Queensland (PDF, 170KB)Bob Smyth and Guy G. Gable doi
  4. Information systems in South Australia: a critical investigation (PDF, 184KB)Paula M. C. Swatman and Andy Koronios doi
  5. The information systems discipline in Tasmania (PDF, 205KB)Gail Ridley doi
  6. The information systems discipline in Victoria (PDF, 170KB)Carol E. Pollard and Elsie S. K. Chan doi
  7. Information systems teaching and research in West Australian universities (PDF, 169KB)Janice Burn, Craig Standing and Chad Lin doi

Australia-wide

  1. A longitudinal study of information systems research in Australia (PDF, 149KB)Graham Pervan and Graeme Shanks doi
  2. The information systems academic discipline in Australian universities: a meta-analysis (PDF, 227KB)Gail Ridley, Guy Gable, Bob Smyth, Shirley Gregor and Roger Clarke doi

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