Information Systems Foundations

Theory, Representation and Reality


Table of Contents

Preface
The Papers
Theory
Designing for Mutability in Information Systems Artifacts
Introduction
The nature of IS artifacts
Towards design theory for semizoic artifacts
Implications for IS design theorising
Concluding remarks
References
The Effect of the Application Domain in IS Problem Solving
Introduction
Theoretical foundations
Dual-task problem solving in well-structured problems
Dual-task problem solving in ill-structured problems
Discussion and implications
Conclusion
References
Towards a Unified Theory of Fit: Task, Technology and Individual
Introduction
Fit: theory and definition
A fit taxonomy: the ATT-Fit framework
A dynamic view of fit
Implications and conclusions
References
Are Routine Manual Systems Genuine Information Systems?
Introduction
Definitions of information systems
Descriptions of systems
Are all these systems information systems?
Conclusion
References
Representation
Extending the Scope of Representation Theoryl
Introduction
Conceptual modelling and representation theory
A proposed research model
Contributions and outlook
References
Indexing Research
Introduction
Developing a technique
Conclusions
References
Using Protocol Analysis to Explore the Creative Requirements Engineering Process
Creativity in requirements engineering
Understanding the creative RE process
Protocol analysis
Discussion and conclusion
References
Poles Apart or Bedfellows? Re-conceptualising Information Systems Success and Failure
Introduction
Success and failure as independent dimensions
Success, failure and stakeholder expectations
Defining characteristics
Multiple stakeholders
A case study
Discussion
Conclusion
References
Reality
An Action-Centred Approach to Conceptualising Information Support for Routine Work
Introduction
Understanding actions
Efficiency and effectiveness of actions
A situated approach to enabling routine action with information
A methodology for situated analysis and design
Relation to existing literature
Conclusions
References
Emergent Conversational Technologies That Are Democratising Information Systems in Organisations
Introduction
Conversational technologies
Cases of actual or potential wiki adoption
Discussion
References
A Road Less Travelled
Introduction
Theory development motivated by practice
Research approach
Research progress and discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References
A Multi-Paradigm Approach to Grounded Theory
Introduction
The case of the Australian ICT study
Conclusion
References
The Methodological and Theoretical Foundations of Decision Support Systems Research
Introduction
Research method
Research methods and paradigms
Judgement and decision making foundations
Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References