The Past, Present and Future of Information Systems Research
Arpan Kumar Kar
XLRI School of Business & Human Resources; Jadavpur University
March 23, 2009
Information systems research has long been an area of interest for researchers as it started evolving as a discipline with its own identity, since the late 20th century, since the early 1970s. This paper attempts to analyze the research trends in information systems research in contemporary times, by analyzing publications for 8 years, of the top three academic journals in the discipline, namely, "MIS Quarterly", "Information Systems Research" and "Journal of Management Information Systems". For accomplishing the same, the abstracts of over 950 articles have been studied and analyzed, from these journals, to understand the change in research focus over the period 2002 to 2009 and understand how the recent future of studies in the discipline will shape up.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 220
Keywords: Information Systems research, meta-analysis of IS research, IS research trends, systems research
JEL Classification: C69, C90, O30working papers series
Date posted: March 23, 2009
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