New words and old books: Challenging conventional discourses about domain and theory in information systems research

Bonnie Kaplan, Lynette Kvasny, Steve Sawyer, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

In this panel, we address the question: "How does iriformation systems (IS) research in nonbusiness domains push the IS field forward?" We pursue this question by focusing on the contemporary intellectual discourse of our community regarding appropriate domains, the sources of theory, and the common levels of analysis in IS research. The commentary of the panelists is focused on expanding the discourse by discussing our empirical work in a wide range of sectors and at different levels of analysis. We expand the scholarly discourse on the value of theories by acknowledging that, while various theories (generally social theories) are typically drawn into the IS community, there is an increasing effort to extend these theories to better account for the effects of using ICT and IS. Increasingly, IS scholars are developing theories directly out of their empirical work on the uses ofICT and IS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology - IFIP TCB/WGB.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages539-545
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781475753288
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP TCB/WGB.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Dec 12 2002Dec 14 2002

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume110
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

OtherIFIP TCB/WGB.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period12/12/0212/14/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kaplan, B., Kvasny, L., Sawyer, S., & Trauth, E. M. (2003). New words and old books: Challenging conventional discourses about domain and theory in information systems research. In Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology - IFIP TCB/WGB.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology (pp. 539-545). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 110). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35634-1_27