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Researching the Future in Information Systems

IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, Turku, Finland, June 6-8, 2011. Proceedings

  • Mike Chiasson
  • Ola Henfridsson
  • Helena Karsten
  • Janice I. DeGross


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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 356)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Researching the Future: The Information Systems Discipline’s Futures Infrastructure

  3. Section 1: How the Future and the Past Are Connected and Inter-related

  4. Section 2: Critical View of the Future

  5. Section 3: Technological Futures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Pavel Andreev, Aidan Duane, Philip O’Reilly
      Pages 109-129
    3. Carol X. J. Ou, Darren W. L. Leung, Robert M. Davison
      Pages 131-148
  6. Section 4: The Future of Information Technology and Work-Related Practices in Health Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Valentina Lichtner, Will Venters
      Pages 151-161
    3. Rune Pedersen, Gunnar Ellingsen, Eric Monteiro
      Pages 163-178
  7. Section 5: The Future of Industrial-Institutional Practices and Outcomes through Information Technology

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference "Researching the Future", Future IS 2011, held in Turku, Finland, in June 2011. The 17 revised full papers presented together with 4 panels and workshops were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized into 6 topical sections: how the future and the past are connected and inter-related; critical view of the future; technological futures; the future of information technology and work-related practices in health care; the future of industrial and institutional practices and outcomes through information technology; and the future of critical realism in IS research.


design science research futures studies knowledge transfer modeling the future social consequences

Editors and affiliations

  • Mike Chiasson
    • 1
  • Ola Henfridsson
    • 2
  • Helena Karsten
    • 3
  • Janice I. DeGross
    • 4
  1. 1.Management School, Department of Management ScienceLancaster UniversityLancasterUK
  2. 2.Department of Applied Information TechnologyChalmers University of TechnologyGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.Department of Information TechnologiesÅbo Akademi UniversityTurkuFinland
  4. 4.Carlson School of ManagementUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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