Towards a Dynamic IS Function

Fielt, Erwin (2012) Towards a Dynamic IS Function. In Proceedings of the Information Systems Foundations Conference (ISF 2012), Australian National University College of Business and Economics, Canberra, Australia.

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Abstract

With the growing importance of IS for organizations and the continuous stream of new IT developments, the IS function in organizations becomes more critical but is also more challenged. For example, how should the IS function deal with the consumerization of IT or what is the added value of the IS function when it comes to SaaS and the Cloud? In this paper we argue that IS research is in need of a dynamic perspective on the IS function. The IS function has to become more focused on building and adapting IS capabilities in a changing environment. We discuss that there has been an overreliance on the Resource Based View so far for understanding the IS function and capabilities and introduce Dynamic Capabilities Theory as an additional theoretical perspective, which has only been limitedly addressed in IS literature yet. We present a first conceptualization of the dynamic IS function and discuss IS capabilities frameworks and individual IS capabilities from a dynamic perspective. These initial insights demonstrate the contribution of a dynamic perspective on the IS function itself.

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ID Code: 59485
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information:

All papers available online: http://cbe.anu.edu.au/college/schools-centres/ncisr/isf-2012-workshop/program-papers/

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Keywords: IS Function, Information Systems
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2013 04:39
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2013 22:36

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