The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia
Guy G. Gable, Shirley Gregor, Roger Clarke, Gail Ridley, Robert Smyth
ANU E Press, Sep 1, 2008 - Computers - 346 pages
This book represents the second phase of a multi-method, multi-study of the 'Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia'. Drawing on Whitley's Theory of Scientific Change, the study analysed the degree of 'professionalisation' of the Information Systems Discipline, the overarching research question being 'To what extent is Information Systems a distinct and mature discipline in Australia?' The book chapters are structured around three main sections: a) the context of the study; b) the state case studies; and c) Australia-wide evidence and analysis. The book is crafted to be accessible to IS and non-IS types both within and outside of Australia. It represents a 'check point'; a snapshot at a point in time. As the first in a hoped for series of such snap-shots, it includes a brief history of IS in Australia, bringing us up to the time of this report. The editorial team comprises Guy Gable, architect and leader; Bob Smyth, project manager; Shirley Gregor, sponsor, host and co-theoretician; Roger Clarke, discipline memory; and Gail Ridley, theoretician. In phase two, the editors undertook to examine each component study, with a view to arriving at an Australia-wide perspective.
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academic discipline ACIS analysis approach areas Association for Information Australian Capital Territory Australian Catholic University Australian Computer Society Australian Research Australian universities body of knowledge campus Canberra cent chapter Commerce components computer science Conference on Information contingencies core body courses curriculum degree of professionalism departments discipline in Australia Engineering enrolments focus funding graduates groups identified impact industry informatics Information Systems Research Information Technology institutions interview issues Journal of Information major mechanisms of control Melbourne MIS Quarterly Monash organisational perspective Pervan postgraduate Professor programs Queensland universities regions reported research and teaching research methods research topics Ridley School of Information South Australia South Wales staff members Sydney Table theoretical framework theory undergraduate UniSA University of Ballarat University of Canberra University of Queensland University of Tasmania University of Technology UNSW UTAS Victoria University Western Australia Whitley