Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticising

Information Systems Foundations: Constructing and Criticising

Edited by: Dennis Hart, Shirley Gregor orcid

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This volume contains the papers presented at the second biennial Information Systems Foundations (‘Constructing and Criticising’) Workshop, held at The Australian National University in Canberra from 16-17 July 2004. The focus of the workshop was, as for the first in the series, the foundations of Information Systems as an academic discipline. The particular emphasis was on the adequacy and completeness of theoretical underpinnings and the research methods employed. At the same time the practical nature of the applications and phenomena with which the discipline deals were kept firmly in view. The papers in this volume range from the unashamedly theoretical (‘The Struggle Towards an Understanding of Theory in Information Systems’) to the much more practically oriented (‘A Procedural Model for Ontological Analyses’).

The contents of this volume will be of interest and relevance to academics and advanced students as well as thoughtful and reflective practitioners in the Information Systems field.


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Jun 2005
ANU Press
Information Systems Foundations
Business & Economics; Engineering & Computer Science: Computer Science & Information Systems

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Foundations of information systems theory and research

  1. Towards an understanding of theory (PDF, 245KB)Shirley Gregor doi
  2. The development of ‘grand’ theory (PDF, 124KB)Douglas Hamilton doi
  3. The reality of information systems research (PDF, 157KB)John Lamp and Simon Milton doi
  4. Qualitative research in information systems (PDF, 147KB)M. Gordon Hunter doi

Research methods, reference theories and information systems

  1. Issues and design (PDF, 865KB)Walter D. Fernandez doi
  2. The Denver International Airport Baggage Handling System (PDF, 193KB)Stasys Lukaitis and Jacod Cybulski doi
  3. Institutional facts (PDF, 142KB)Robert M. Colomb doi
  4. A fresh approach to IS/IT gender research? (PDF, 166KB)Phyl Webb and Judy Young doi
  5. Reflection in self-organised systems (PDF, 657KB)Maureen Lynch and Carmen Joham doi
  6. Strategic knowledge sharing (PDF, 246KB)Mike Metcalfe doi
  7. Explaining organisational change (PDF, 847KB)Doy Sundarasaradula and Helen Hasan doi

Linking information systems theory and practice

  1. Research as an information systems domain (PDF, 305KB)Craig McDonald doi
  2. A procedural model for ontological analyses (PDF, 426KB)Michael Roseman, Peter Green and Marta Indulska doi
  3. Lessons learned from manual systems (PDF, 4.1MB)Simon K. Milton, Robert B. Johnston and Reeva M. Lederman doi
  4. Conversations at the electronic frontier (PDF, 194KB)Douglas Hamilton doi

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