Critical Issues in Information Systems Research

Front Cover
Wiley, May 18, 1987 - Business & Economics - 394 pages
0 Reviews
Contains critical contributions by seventeen scholars, each writing on a different issue of major importance to information systems research. The book is divided into two sections. In Part I, chapters present a broad view of practice, including its sociology of knowledge, the responsibility of its professionals, and the effectiveness of its tools and procedures. In Part II, chapters focus on the social context of information systems. Contributors address the way we think about and research the organizational antecedents and consequences of information systems, their diffusion, and our ability to understand their repercussions in the wider network of changing social relations. Topics covered include semantics, systems analysis, system design, software engineering models, managerial expert systems, information systems in organization theory, a research agenda for a transaction cost approach to information systems, and much more.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

A Taxonomic Perspective of Information Systems
3
Semantics
43
Towards a Framework for Systems Analysis Practice
79
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1987)

Richard J. Boland, Jr is Professor of Information Systems and Professor of Accountancy at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Fred Collopy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Information Systems at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

Bibliographic information