The Domain of a First-Person Perspective Systems Analysis

  • Takeshi Kosaka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 129)


Information systems as well as work systems are no longer emerging but emergent. An idea of emerging systems with final forms is replaced by that of emergent systems with continuous changes (Truex et al, 1999). Along this change, business professionals are inevitably expected to take the initiatives in IS development. The existing systems analysis has been for IT specialists. Therefore a different systems analysis is required for business professionals. It is a first-person perspective systems analysis (1ppSA). The need for the 1ppSA has been economically and sociologically justified. However, the research of the 1ppSA has drawn little attention from researchers. We consider it is because the domain of 1ppSA is not yet articulated. In order to identify and locate the domain, we build a map of SA, a topology of SA, and then use philosophy and its history to examine the validity of the topology of SA. Philosophy is used for examination because it provides us with epistemology and has been considered a fundamental discipline for sciences. Through the examination it is made clear that the domain is independent from that of the others. It is also noted that its foundational method is considered a phenomenological one.


Systems analysis first-person perspective philosophy phenomenology 


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  • Takeshi Kosaka
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  1. 1.Tokyo University of ScienceJapan

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