The Handbook of Information Systems Research

The Handbook of Information Systems Research

Michael Whitman (Kennesaw State University, USA) and Amy Woszczynski (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 364
ISBN13: 9781591401445|ISBN10: 1591401445|EISBN13: 9781591401452|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-144-5

Description

With the quantity and quality of available works in Information Systems (IS) research, it would seem advantageous to possess a concise list of exemplary works on IS research, in order to enable instructors of IS research courses to better prepare students to publish in IS venues. To that end, The Handbook of Information Systems Research provides a collection of works on a variety of topics related to IS research. This book provides a fresh perspective on issues related to IS research by providing chapters from world-renowned leaders in IS research along with chapters from relative newcomers who bring some interesting and often new perspectives to IS research. This book should serve as an excellent text for a graduate course on IS research methods.

Reviews and Testimonials

This is a welcome title to the work in information systems research. Actually there is very little current information in this increasingly important area. As the authors state in the preface, the momentum to compile such a book had its origins in their need to prepare appropriate [content] for a graduate level course they were to teach. Like most instructors, you quickly become more expert about the subject as soon as you have to prepare course [content]. Instead of republishing previously released works, the authors conducted a survey and invited updated papers in the seminal areas that emerged as most critical for an overview of the subject. The field of Information Systems research is specializing like other areas of information technology but the applications are very widespread and this volume suggests some trends in these areas. Even though we do not usually review textbooks in this column nor encourage them to be added to library collections because of their short lifespan, this book is an exception to such criteria. Due to the fact that there is no other compilation of this magnitude that brings together and evaluates this increasingly multi-disciplinary field, I suggest that this book finds a home in all academic libraries where information systems research has a presence, and that includes engineering, computer science, social sciences and management programs. The bibliographies are thorough and span the traditional core literature as well as suggest newer contributions. Layout and presentation also suggest that it will make a very readable textbook and is priced accordingly.

– E-STREAMS, Volume 7, No. 4, April 2004 For complete review, please visit: http://www.e-streams.com/es0704/es0704_3151.html

The Handbook (of IS Research) should be required reading for every doctoral student in this field. Of particular note is the chapter on "extemporary works" which will lay the foundation for students preparing for doctoral research and the establishment of a research stream. With chapters by leading scholars in IS covering a broad spectrum of issues, this handbook can be used equally of referent, as well as for introduction to scholarly process in IS. Important topics include quantitative and qualitative research, globalization issues as well as rigor and relevance.

– Martha Myers, Kennesaw State University, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mike Whitman is an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Kennesaw State University, GA. He is also the Director of the Master of Science in Information Systems and Director of the Center for Information Security Education and Awareness at Kennesaw State University, USA. Dr. Whitman received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Auburn University. Dr. Whitman’s current research interests include information security, security policy, computer use ethics and IS research methods. He has published articles on these topics in journals such as Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Information & Management, the Journal of International Business Systems, and the Journal of Computer Information Systems. He has delivered frequent presentations at national and regional conferences, including the Americas Conference on Information Systems, the Decision Sciences Institute and the Southern Association for Information Systems.
Amy Woszczynski is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Kennesaw State University. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Management from Clemson University, her MBA from Kennesaw State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech. Dr. Woszczynski's current research interests include pedagogy and curriculum to improve the success rate of students in the first programming course, individual differences in the information systems classroom, diversity in the IT workforce, and research methods in information systems. She has published articles on these topics in journals such as Computers in Human Behavior and Industrial Management and Data Systems. She has delivered frequent presentations at national and regional conferences, including the Americas Conference on Information Systems, the Southern Association for Information Systems, and the Southeast Informs.