Information Systems Research

Relevant Theory and Informed Practice

  • Bonnie Kaplan
  • Duane P. TruexIII
  • David Wastell
  • A. Trevor Wood-Harper
  • Janice I. DeGross

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 143)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Young Turks, Old Guardsmen, and the Conundrum of the Broken Mold: A Progress Report on Twenty Years of Information Systems Research

  3. Panoramas

  4. Reflections on the IS Discipline

  5. Critical Interpretive Studies

  6. Action Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Briony J. Oates
      Pages 315-333
  7. Theoretical Perspectives in IS Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Jeremy Rose, Rikard Lindgren, Ola Henfridsson
      Pages 411-432
    3. Erica L. Wagner, Robert D. Galliers, Susan V. Scott
      Pages 433-451
    4. Mikko Korpela, Anja Mursu, Abimbola Soriyan, Anne Eerola, Heidi Häkkinen, Marika Toivanen
      Pages 453-471
  8. Systems Development: Methods, Politics, and Users

  9. Panels and Position Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 647-647
    2. David Wastell, Peter Kawalek, Mike Newman, Mike Willetts, Peter Langmead-Jones
      Pages 651-652
    3. Tony Salvador, Jeremy Rose, Edgar A. Whitley, Melanie Wilson
      Pages 653-654
    4. Mikko Korpela, Jonathan P. Allen, Olav Bertelsen, Yvonne Dittrich, Kari Kuutti, Kristina Lauche et al.
      Pages 655-657
    5. Nicholas Barber, Patricia Flatley Brennan, Mike Chiasson, Tony Cornford, Elizabeth Davidson, Bonnie Kaplan et al.
      Pages 657-658
    6. Karin Breu, Christopher J. Hemingway, Joe Peppard
      Pages 661-666

About this book


Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice comprises the edited proceedings of the WG8.2 conference, "Relevant Theory and Informed Practice: Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Research," which was sponsored by IFIP and held in Manchester, England, in July 2004. The conference attracted a record number of high-quality manuscripts, all of which were subjected to a rigorous reviewing process in which four to eight track chairs, associate editors, and reviewers thoughtfully scrutinized papers by the highly regarded as well as the newcomers. No person or idea was considered sacrosanct and no paper made it through this process unscathed. All authors were asked to revise the accepted papers, some more than once; thus, good papers got better. With only 29 percent of the papers accepted, these proceedings are significantly more selective than is typical of many conference proceedings.
This volume is organized in 7 sections, with 33 full research papers providing panoramic views and reflections on the Information Systems (IS) discipline followed by papers featuring critical interpretive studies, action research, theoretical perspectives on IS research, and the methods and politics of IS development. Also included are 6 panel descriptions and a new category of "bright idea" position papers, 11 in all, wherein main points are summarized in a pithy and provocative fashion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bonnie Kaplan
    • 1
  • Duane P. TruexIII
    • 2
    • 3
  • David Wastell
    • 4
  • A. Trevor Wood-Harper
    • 4
    • 5
  • Janice I. DeGross
    • 6
  1. 1.Yale UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Florida International UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Georgia State UniversityUSA
  4. 4.University of ManchesterUK
  5. 5.University of South AustraliaAustralia
  6. 6.University of MinnesotaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8094-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8095-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5736
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