Information Systems Research Methods, Epistemology, and Applications

Information Systems Research Methods, Epistemology, and Applications

Aileen Cater-Steel (University of Southern Queensland, Australia) and Latif Al-Hakim (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
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Release Date: November, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 422
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-040-0
ISBN13: 9781605660400|ISBN10: 160566040X|EISBN13: 9781605660417
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Description:

Within the information systems discipline, there is a strong tradition of using empirical research to conduct relevant and rigorous studies. Evaluating the methods, frameworks, processes, and systems implemented in organizations is widely recognized as vital by academics and practitioners.

Information Systems Research Methods, Epistemology, and Applications presents a collection of recent empirical studies in information systems. Gathering cases of innovative approaches to evaluation, as well as examples of effective organizational approaches to analyzing, summarizing, and presenting empirical data sets and conclusions, this book is essential to academic and research libraries and a must-have for IT researchers, business managers, professionals, and academics.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer industry information systems
  • Educational information systems
  • Empirical research in information systems
  • Epistemology
  • Financial organizations information systems
  • Government and defence information systems
  • Health care industry information systems
  • Information systems research methods
  • Manufacturing industries information systems
  • Supply chain and logistics information systems
  • Tourism industry information systems
  • Wholesale and retail sectors information systems
Reviews and Testimonials

This book highlights innovative applications of information systems in organisations, and furthermore provides practical, rather than theoretical discussion of factors which contribute to success and failure of information systems.

– Aileen Cater-Steel, University of South Queensland, Australia

More than 30 contributors offer a selection of recent empirical studies relating to evaluation, and examples of effective approaches to the analysis, summary, and presentation of emperical data and conclusions.

– Book News Inc. (March 2009)
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is an associate professor in information systems and chair of the IS Research Committee in the faculty of business at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Queensland Australia. She is an executive member of USQ’s GO WEST team – a group providing support and mentoring to female students and staff in disciplines traditionally dominated by men. Dr Cater-Steel has previously published two edited books, one on IT Governance and Service Management and the other on Information Systems Research. Her work has been published in many international journals including the Communications of the ACM, Information and Software Technology, International Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research and she has presented at many international conferences. She is the Chair of the local chapter of the Australian Computer Society. Her research interests include IT Governance, IT Service Management, e-Commerce adoption, Software Process Improvement and gender issues related to the participation of women in engineering, science and technology disciplines.
Latif Al-Hakim lectures in Management in the Faculty of Business at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. His experience spans industry, research and development, and academic institutions. Latif was awarded his undergraduate degree in 1968, and went on to receive his Masters (1978) and PhD (1983) from the University of Wales (UK). Dr. Hakim has published extensively in information management and systems modelling. He is the author and editor of seven books, more than ten chapters in books and more than 60 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International journal of Information quality and Associate Editor International journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations. Latif has also consulted to a number of major industrial organizations in Australia.
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