Theory of Systems and Information Systems Research Frameworks
Keywords:Keywords, Theory of Systems, IS Research Frameworks, Cybernetics Approach.
AbstractInformation Systems (IS) discipline has been critiqued for being a fragmented discipline, and with little accumulative tradition. Consequently, several research frameworks have been proposed since the 1970s (Mason and Mitroff 1973; Ives, Hamilton and Davis 1980; Nolan and Wheterbe, 1980; Alter 2003) to help to organize, define and delimit such objects of study. However, despite the benefits reported to guide IS research to focus on the adequate objects of study, a formal systemic analysis of them reveals that these frameworks are still incomplete and have systemic inconsistencies. Then, this paper, based in the premise of the development of a more updated and comprehensive framework is required, reports a new one. Its completeness regarding previous frameworks is discussed as well as its potential utilization.
How to Cite
Mora, M. (2006). Theory of Systems and Information Systems Research Frameworks. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the ISSS - 2006, Sonoma, CA, USA. Retrieved from https://journals.isss.org/index.php/proceedings50th/article/view/282
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