The state of the IS academic discipline in Pacific Asia 2006: methodological learnings

Gable, Guy G. & Smyth, Robert W. (2007) The state of the IS academic discipline in Pacific Asia 2006: methodological learnings. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 21(Article 9), pp. 166-194.


This is the last in a series of nine papers making up a special issue of Communications of the AIS (CAIS) titled "The State of the Information Systems Academic Discipline in Pacific Asia 2006" (ISin- PA). This paper reports on knowledge gleaned from the conduct of the sub-studies that comprise the IS-in PA project. In particular, there is analysis of the specific research artifacts developed for the individual sub-studies reported in this special edition. It is proposed that the methodological learnings derived from this project will be of benefit in the replication and extension of this project to other regions of the world. The paper addresses a key aim of the IS-in- PA, involving the development and application of a process of evidence collection and review transferable to other studies tracking diffusion of the IS discipline.

Impact and interest:

Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

262 since deposited on 10 Jul 2008
11 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 14025
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: methodological issues, HERN, IS discipline, Information Systems
ISSN: 1529-3181
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Association for Information Systems
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 06:03

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page