Research And Information Systems

How Information Systems Are Transforming the Nature of Science (And What Does This Mean for IS Researchers)
  • Laurie J. Kirsch
  • Sandra A. Slaughter
  • Mark H. Haney
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 235)


It is well known that information systems and technology can facilitate innovation in organizations. For example, companies in the automotive industry are leveraging product lifecycle management systems and advanced information technologies such as automated product design and testing tools, digital simulation and visualization, knowledge repositories of best practices, and collaboration tools linking globally distributed design teams. These technologies are revolutionizing the automotive product development process, facilitating the development of novel products, significantly reducing product development time and eliminating inconsistencies in product design, creation, and production (Rosencrance 2002).


Authoring Tool Reporting Tool Knowledge Repository Collaboration Tool Advanced Information Technology 
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© International Federation for Information Processing 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurie J. Kirsch
    • 1
  • Sandra A. Slaughter
    • 2
  • Mark H. Haney
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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