Development and status of the information systems/Wirtschaftsinformatik discipline : an interpretive evaluation of interviews with renowned researchers : Pt. 2: Results information systems discipline

Essen: Institut für Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik (ICB), Universität Duisburg-Essen (2005) (ICB research report ; 3), V, 66 S
Buch / Monographie / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Abstract:
This report presents the results of a partly explorative and partly
	hypotheses based interview study with eight renowned Information
	Systems researchers. The study was performed with the objective to
	re-construct the development and status of the discipline taking
	advantage of the diverse perspectives and experiences of respected
	researchers. They have been in the field from its beginning and have
	not only observed the field’s development but have shaped it, for
	example through the initiation of conferences and associations, curriculum
	efforts and by establishing new Information Systems departments.
	The research results show, that the young Information Systems discipline
	aimed at overcoming the initial lack of academic legitimacy by adhering
	to business schools’ requirements for “scientific” research. Today,
	academic credibility to a certain extent has been achieved through
	highly respected journals and business school support has increased.
	However, no significant research results that impacted practice could
	be identified and the Information Systems discipline is – by related
	disciplines – still not understood as having a valuable academic
	assignment.