An Archival Analysis of ACIS Research Papers

Gable, Guy G., Smyth, Robert W., & Stark, Karen A. (2008) An Archival Analysis of ACIS Research Papers. In Mills, Annette & Huff, Sid (Eds.) 19th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 3-5 December 2008, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Abstract

The Australasian Conference in Information Systems (ACIS) has been a significant outlet for the research of Information Systems academics and practitioners for nearly two decades. This paper reports on the collection and archiving in electronic form of all the papers from the eighteen ACIS conferences held since the first conference in 1990. While there has been a very large increase over time in the number of research papers submitted to ACIS, reflecting the growth in IS research in Australasia, the percentage of papers accepted for presentation has declined. An analysis of the ACIS papers shows changes in subject matter reflecting changes in the IS discipline over time. Interesting patterns are revealed with regard to the body of work presented at ACIS by institutions across Australia and New Zealand as well as increasing contributions by researchers from outside Australasia.

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ID Code: 17070
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference proceedings can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).
Keywords: Archival analysis, Australasian Conference in Information Systems, Information Systems, Research Agenda, History of IS
ISBN: 9780473145286
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 The authors
Copyright Statement: Gable, Smyth and Stark © 2008. The authors assign to ACIS and educational and non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ACIS to publish this document in full in the Conference Papers and Proceedings. Those documents may be published on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, in printed form, and on mirror sites on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2009 23:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:45

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