Administrative placement of the Information Systems academic discipline: a comparative SWOT analysis

Gable, Guy G., Lee, Jae-Nam, Kwahk, Kee-Young, & Green, Peter (2007) Administrative placement of the Information Systems academic discipline: a comparative SWOT analysis. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 21(.), pp. 137-165.


This study uses SWOT analysis to explore perceptions of differential administrative placement of the Information Systems academic discipline within four universities across two countries, Australia and Korea. The analysis provides a useful basis for decision makers to exploit opportunities and minimize external threats. The study also offers useful insights for Information Systems academics contemplating administrative relocation of their group. The paper serves the dual-purpose of (1) informing the positioning of IS in the four case institutions, while (2) evolving an approach and related tools for usefully extending the SWOT analysis to other institutions and states, and across time. The extension of the analysis to other states and to IS groups in differing circumstances will broaden the relevance of study findings, while improving our understanding of differential placement of IS and perceptions of the relative advantages of the alternatives.

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ID Code: 14026
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: SWOT analysis, Information Systems administrative location, HERN, 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: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
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

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