Realigning Research and Practice in Information Systems Development

The Social and Organizational Perspective

  • Nancy L. Russo
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Janice I. DeGross

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Directions in Information Systems Development: Integrating New Technologies, Research Approaches, and Development Practices

  3. Developing Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Paulo Rupino da Cunha, António Dias de Figueiredo
      Pages 29-48
    3. Karin Hedström, Emma Eliason
      Pages 69-76
    4. Judy Wynekoop, David Johnson, Jim Finan
      Pages 87-93
    5. Mart Roost, Rein Kuusik, Tarmo Veskioja
      Pages 95-105
  4. Managing Information Systems

  5. Researching Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Paul Beynon-Davies, Michael D. Williams
      Pages 257-271
    3. Carsten Sørensen, Edgar A. Whitley, Shirin Madon, Dasha Klyachko, Ian Hosein, Justine Johnstone
      Pages 297-316
    4. Alison Adam, Debra Howcroft, Helen Richardson
      Pages 333-352
    5. Mikko Korpela, Anja Mursu, H. Abimbola Soriyan
      Pages 367-377
  6. Understanding Information Systems

  7. Panels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Steve Sawyer, Steven Haynes, Duane Truex, Ojelanki Ngwenyama
      Pages 461-465
    3. Frank Land, Lars Mathiassen, Bob Galliers, Mike Cushman, Richard Baskerville
      Pages 467-470
    4. Bob Galliers, Ellen Enkel, Lisa D. Murphy, Sue Newell
      Pages 471-475
    5. Nancy L. Russo, Brian Fitzgerald, Janice I. DeGross
      Pages E1-E1
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 477-477

About this book


Given the pervasive nature of information technology and information systems in the modern world, the design and development of IS and IT are critical issues of concern. New research topics continuously emerge in tandem with the latest developments in technology-E-Business, Knowledge Management, Business Process Reengineering, for example. However, when the initial flurry of research abates and the "gloss" of these areas has diminished somewhat, as it inevitably does, the enduring core issue remains as to how to develop systems to fully exploit these new areas. Both information systems and information technology are interpreted fairly broadly in this book. Of particular interest to the editors were research studies that facilitate an understanding of the role and impact of information technology on society, organizations, and individuals, and which strive to improve the design and use of information systems in that context.
The contributions to the book are categorized into four broad themes. First is the core issue of developing information systems in the current environment. In this section several fundamental challenges to current assumptions and conventional wisdom in information systems development are posed. The second section considers the management of information systems. Again, the conventional wisdom is challenged. The penultimate section focuses on researching information systems. Here, various issues to do with research methods are surfaced, and the use of leading-edge research methods in information systems development is pioneered and discussed. Finally, a section is devoted to understanding information systems. This section addresses the perennial challenge in the IS field in relation to the conceptual foundations of the field.
This volume comprises the proceedings of the Working Conference on Realigning Research and Practice in Information Systems Development: The Social and Organizational Perspective, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Boise, Idaho, USA in July 2001.
Given the central importance of information systems development in the current age, this eclectic book, which considers the topic from a rich and varied set of perspectives, will be essential reading for researchers and practitioners working in all areas of IS and IT.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nancy L. Russo
    • 1
  • Brian Fitzgerald
    • 2
  • Janice I. DeGross
    • 3
  1. 1.Northern Illinois UniversityUSA
  2. 2.National University of Ireland-CorkIreland
  3. 3.University of MinnesotaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6366-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35489-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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