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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Description

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
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
  2. A retrospective of the information systems discipline in Australia (PDF, 613KB) Roger Clarke
  3. Characterising academic information systems in Australia: developing and evaluating a theoretical framework (PDF, 308KB) Gail Ridley

The State Case Studies

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

Australia-wide

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

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