Information systems in organizations and society: Speculating on the next 25 years of research

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Abstract

The community of scholars focused on information systems in organizations and society (the IFIP 8.2 community) has grown in number' voice' and influence over the last 25 years. What will this community contribute during the next 25 years? We speculate on two possible areas: more articulate conceptualizations of information systems and more detailed socio-technical theories of their effects. For both of these possibilities' we project forward from the historical trajectory of the IFIP 8.2 community's involvement. Like all speculative scholarship' our argumentation is more about imagining possible directions than arguing the superiority of one particular view relative to all others. This considered speculation is directed at both stirring the community's collective mind and advancing the value of this community's work to interested others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInf. Systems Research
Subtitle of host publicationRelevant Theory and Informed Practice - IFIP TC8/WG8.2 20th Year Retrospective: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice-Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Res.
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages35-51
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)1402080948, 9781402080944
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
EventIFIP TC8/WG8.2 20th Year Retrospective: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice-Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Research - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 15 2004Jul 17 2004

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume143
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

OtherIFIP TC8/WG8.2 20th Year Retrospective: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice-Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Research
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period7/15/047/17/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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    Sawyer, S., & Crowston, K. (2004). Information systems in organizations and society: Speculating on the next 25 years of research. In Inf. Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice - IFIP TC8/WG8.2 20th Year Retrospective: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice-Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Res. (pp. 35-51). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 143). Springer New York LLC.