- List of Contributors
- Historical Reflections on the Practice of Information Management and Implications for the Field of MIS
- Tracing the History of the Information Systems Field
- The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth: High‐Quality Research in Information Systems
- Systems Thinking and Soft Systems Methodology
- Structuration Theory
- Institutional Theory of Information Technology
- ‘Everything is Dangerous’: Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Study of ICT
- Critical Social Information Systems Research
- Hermeneutics and Meaning‐Making in Information Systems
- Phenomenology, Screens, and <i>Screenness</i>: Returning to the World Itself
- Post‐structuralism, Social Shaping of Technology, and Actor‐Network Theory: What Can They Bring to IS Research?
- Further Developments in Information Systems Strategizing: Unpacking the Concept
- Rethinking Business–IT Alignment
- IT‐Dependent Strategic Initiatives and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Review, Synthesis, and an Extension of the Literature
- Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations
- A Multi‐theoretic Approach to IT Governance: The Need for Commitment as well as Alignment
- Rethinking Information Systems Security
- Mobile IT
- A Review of the IT Outsourcing Literature: Insights for Practice
- Managing Knowledge Work
- Rethinking Gender and MIS for the Twenty‐First Century
- Green Digits: Towards an Ecology of IT Thinking
- Ethics and ICT
- IT, Globalization, and Human Development: A Personal View
- Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research
- From Instrumentality to Emergence in Information Systems
Abstract and Keywords
The rationale for the inclusion of gender among the legitimate topics of management information system (MIS) is embedded within the larger rationale for the inclusion of the human resource dimension of the MIS field. This article traces the evolution of research in the field of gender and information systems in the context of developments in shaping the twenty-first century. It begins by addressing the issue of gender being a part of our thinking about MIS. It then moves on to consider the evolution of research on gender and MIS. There is an illustration of the impact of globalization in providing impetus for the IS academy to pay greater attention to human differences and identify increased opportunities for research in relation to gender and socio-cultural differences. This article ends with some thoughts about the topic of gender and MIS in the future.
Eileen M. Trauth is Professor of Information Sciences & Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. She has affiliate professorships in Women's Studies, Labor Studies & Employee Relations, International Affairs, and Management & Organization. Dr. Trauth's research is concerned with societal, cultural, and organizational influences on information technology and the information technology professions with a special focus on the role of diversity and social inclusion. She has published nine books and over 150 scholarly papers on her work on gender and social inclusion, the information economy, qualitative research methods, critical theory, global informatics, information policy, information management, telecommunications policy, and information systems skills.
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