Chaos Theory as a Framework for Studying Information Systems

Chaos Theory as a Framework for Studying Information Systems

Gurpreet Dhillon (University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA) and John Ward (Cranfield School of Management, UK)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/irmj.2002040101
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Abstract

This paper introduces Chaos Theory as a means of studying information systems. It argues that Chaos Theory, combined with new techniques for discovering patterns in complex quantitative and qualitative evidence, offers a potentially more substantive approach to understand the nature of information systems in a variety of contexts. The paper introduces Chaos Theory concepts by way of an illustrative research design.

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