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The information systems discipline in Australian universities : a contextual framework

Gable, Guy G. (2008) The information systems discipline in Australian universities : a contextual framework. In Gable, Guy G., Gregor, Shirley, Clarke, Roger, Ridley, Gail, & Smyth, Robert (Eds.) The Information Systems Academic Discipline in Australia. ANU E Press, Canberra, pp. 3-45.

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Abstract

This chapter presents the contextual framework for the second phase of a multi-method, multiple study of the information systems (IS) academic discipline in Australia. The chapter outlines the genesis of a two-phase Australian study, and positions the study as the precursor to a larger Pacific-Asia study. Analysis of existing literature on the state of IS and on relevant theory underpins a series of individual Australian state case studies summarised in this chapter and represented as separate chapters in the book. This chapter outlines the methodological approach employed, with emphasis on the case-study method of the multiple state studies. The process of multiple peer review of the studies is described. Importantly, this chapter summarises and analyses each of the subsequent chapters of this book, emphasising the role of a framework developed to guide much of the data gathering and analysis. This chapter also highlights the process involved in conducting the meta-analysis reported in the final chapter of this book, and summarises some of the main results of the meta-analysis.

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ID Code: 27792
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: The contents of this book can be freely accessed via the publisher's website (see official URL)----- This book chapter is available through ANU E Press at: http://epress.anu.edu.au/info_systems_aus/pdf/ch01.pdf
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Keywords: Information systems discipline, IS in Australia
ISBN: 9781921313936
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 ANU E Press
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher.
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Last Modified: 20 May 2010 02:30

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