Information Systems: The State of the Field
May 2006, ©2006
Foreword—Gordon B. Davis.
Series Preface—Rudy Hirschheim.
Introduction—John Leslie King and Kalle Lyytinen.
1 Scoping the Discipline of Information Systems—David Avison and Steve Elliot.
2 Desperately Seeking the ‘IT’ in IT Research: A Call to Theorizing the IT Artifact—Wanda J. Orlikowski and C. Suzanne Iacono.
3 Still Desperately Seeking the IT Artifact—Ron Weber.
4 The Identity Crisis within the IS Discipline: Defining and Communicating the Discipline’s Core Properties—Izak Benbasat and Robert W. Zmud.
5 Crisis in the IS Field? A Critical Reflection on the State of the Discipline—Rudy A. Hirschheim and Heinz K. Klein.
6 Change as Crisis or Growth? Toward a Trans-disciplinary View of Information Systems as a Field of Study: A Response to Benbasat and Zmud’s Call for Returning to the IT Artifact—Robert D. Galliers.
7 The Social Life of Information Systems Research: A Response to Benbasat and Zmud’s Call for Returning to the IT Artifact—Gerardine DeSanctis.
8 Identity, Legitimacy and the Dominant Research Paradigm: An Alternative Prescription for the IS Discipline—Daniel Robey.
9 Design Science in Information Systems Research—Alan R. Hevner, Salvatore T. March, Jinsoo Park and Sudha Ram.
10 Nothing at the Center?: Academic Legitimacy in the Information Systems Field—Kalle Lyytinen and John Leslie King.
11 Reach and Grasp—John Leslie King and Kalle Lyytinen.
12 The Artifact Redux: Further Reflections on the ‘IT’ in IT Research—Wanda J. Orlikowski and C. Suzanne Iacono.
13 Like Ships Passing in the Night: The Debate on the Core of the Information Systems Discipline—Ron Weber.
14 Further Reflections on the Identity Crisis—Izak Benbasat and Robert W. Zmud.
15 Further Reflections on the IS Discipline: Climbing the Tower of Babel—Heinz K. Klein and Rudy A. Hirschheim.
16 ‘Don’t Worry, be Happy . . . ’ A Post-Modernist Perspective on the Information Systems Domain—Robert D. Galliers.
17 Cleaning the Mirror: Desperately Seeking Identity in the Information Systems Field—Daniel Robey.
18 Designing Design Science—Salvatore T. March.
19 The Future of the IS Field: Drawing Directions from Multiple Maps—John Leslie King and Kalle Lyytinen.
Kalle Lyytinen is Iris S. Wolstein Professor at Case Western Reserve University. He has published books, articles and conference papers on his research, which includes system design, method engineering, implementation, software risk assessment, computer-supported cooperative work, standardization, ubiquitous computing, IT-induced innovation in architecture and the construction industry, design and use of ubiquitous applications in health care, high level requirements model for large scale systems, and the development and adoption of broadband wireless standards and services. He serves currently on the editorial boards of several leading IS journals including the Journal of AIS (Senior Editor), Information Systems Research, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information and Organization, Requirements Engineering Journal and Information Systems Journal among others. He holds a PhD from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
- The editors are two of the most prominent academics in the IS field
- This topic has been fiercely debated and therefore is of interest throughout the discipline
- The contributors are of the highest calibre