- 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
This article take an expansive view of the field of management information system (MIS) and argues for a broadening of the field's traditional boundaries as the issues of the twenty-first century are confronted. Traditional foci associated with information systems within organizations as opposed to the information age constrain the research. The dominance of emergence in the landscape means that IS researchers need to widen their approaches to studying IS phenomena. First, the traditional focus is on corporate domains but now so much more happens in personal spaces and information systems are the fabric of everyday life. Second, technological change has made so many new sources of data available to study. This article concludes that issues or emergence and innovation are the very stuff of MIS as it attempts to address the many pressing issues of the twenty-first century — a century in which information and communication technologies will play an increasing and perceived role.
Richard Watson is the J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Chair for Internet Strategy in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He has published nearly 150 journal articles and given invited presentations in more than thirty countries. His current research focuses on Energy Informatics. He is a consulting editor for John Wiley & Sons, a former President of AIS, a visiting professor at the University of Agder in Norway, and co‐leads the Global Text Project.
Pierre Berthon holds the Clifford F. Youse Chair of Marketing and Strategy at Bentley University. Berthon has held academic positions at Columbia University in the USA, Henley Management College, Cardiff University, and University of Bath in the UK. He has also taught or held visiting positions at Rotterdam School of Management, Copenhagen Business School, Norwegian School of Economics and Management, Cape Town Business School, University of Cape Town, and Athens Laboratory of Business Administration. His research focuses on the interaction of technology, corporate strategy, and consumer behavior, and has appeared in journals such as Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Information Systems Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing, Long Range Planning, Business Horizons, European Management Journal, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Marketing Theory, and others.
Leyland F. Pitt is Professor of Marketing, Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, and is Senior Research Fellow of the Leeds University Business School in the United Kingdom. He has also taught on executive and M.B.A. programmes at major international business schools such as the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and London Business School. His work has been accepted for publication by such journals as Information Systems Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, and MIS Quarterly (for which he also served as Associate Editor).
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