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dc.contributor.authorN. Hart, Dennis
dc.contributor.authorGregor, Shirley
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2013-11-19 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:51:09Z
dc.identifier459876
dc.identifierOCN: 994353990
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33571
dc.description.abstractThis volume presents the papers from the fifth biennial Information Systems Foundations Workshop, held at The Australian National University in Canberra from 30 September to 1 October 2010. The focus of the workshop was, as for the others in the series, the foundations of information systems as an academic discipline. The emphasis in the 2010 workshop was on theory building in information systems, which is a non-trivial and difficult issue because the field deals with such a wide range of phenomena, from the highly technological in nature to the distinctly human and organisational in focus. The theory building problem stems from the fact that the sciences that underlie and deal with technologically-oriented fields generally result in theories that fit within the ‘covering law’ model—that is, are assumed and believed to have universal applicability and explanatory and predictive power—whereas, by contrast, theories in the human sciences are generally much more conditional, contextual, tentative and open to exceptions. Successfully marrying the two is, not surprisingly, a challenge that the chapters in this volume explore.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PD Science: general issues::PDR Impact of science & technology on society
dc.subject.otherinformation systems
dc.subject.otherinformation studies
dc.subject.otherCausality
dc.subject.otherOnline banking
dc.titleInformation Systems Foundations: Theory Building in Information Systems
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_459876
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameANU Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://press.anu.edu.au
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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