Information Systems Methodologies

The Problem Rather Than the Solution?
  • J. B. Hopkins


For around four decades in this country we have been striving to produce efficient and effective computer-based information systems to serve the needs of organisations in all sectors of our economy. For the last two decades that search for improvements in information systems development (ISD) has looked to the use of methodologies as the most promising vehicle to deliver those improvements.


Soft System Methodology Information System Development Promising Vehicle Technical Information System Mation System Development 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Hopkins
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  1. 1.Anglia Polytechnic UniversityChelmsford, EssexUK

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