Information systems as an academic discipline: Looking back, looking forward, and ensuring the future

Gordon B. Davis

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to organize and present some of my thoughts, based on my experiences in developing the new IS academic discipline, with the objective of helping others to think about these issues. I often am asked why it happened the way it did. I provided the basis for my response. I am also asked what will happen in the future. I am an optimist, so my views are biased toward a favorable outcome. I explained the basis for my concerns and the basis for my optimism. I concluded with some prescriptions for things that need to be done to secure the future of the academic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Past and Future of Information Systems
Subtitle of host publication1976-2006 and Beyond: IFIP 19th World Computer Congress, TC-8, Information System Stream, August 21-23, 2006, Santiago, Chile
EditorsDavid Avison, Steve Elliot, John Krogstie, Jan Priesheje
Pages11-25
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume214
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

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