Changes in IS Research: A Comparative Analysis

International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 184-198, 2011

15 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2011

See all articles by Francine Vachon

Francine Vachon

Brock University,Goodman School of Business

Marlei Pozzebon

HEC Montreal - Information Technology Department

Gilles Levesque

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: October 15, 2011

Abstract

Information Systems (IS), as a scholarly discipline, has been characterized as very diversified and has evolved considerably over the years. The purpose of this study is to present an overview of the changes in IS research that occurred between two periods 1984 to 1986 and 1996 to 1998, based on articles published in IS journals: MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. The articles were analyzed according to main topic, technological approach, research methods, keywords and contributing disciplines such as humanities and social sciences. Significant differences were found between the two periods. Cognitive maps of keyword-main topic associations are presented for each period. The various findings are discussed and linked to current trends. They show the beginnings of a promising tendency toward the development of an evolutionary and cumulative research tradition. The findings will provide food for thoughts for researchers of all disciplines.

Keywords: Information Systems, ICT, Research, Literature, Methodology, Document Analysis

JEL Classification: M19, N01, O3, O33

Suggested Citation

Vachon, Francine and Pozzebon, Marlei and Levesque, Gilles, Changes in IS Research: A Comparative Analysis (October 15, 2011). International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 184-198, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945246

Francine Vachon (Contact Author)

Brock University,Goodman School of Business ( email )

1812 Sir Isaak Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Canada
9056885550 (Phone)
9053785723 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://brocku.ca/goodman/faculty-research/faculty-directory/francine-vachon/

Marlei Pozzebon

HEC Montreal - Information Technology Department ( email )

3000, Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montreal, Quebec H3T 2A7
Canada

Gilles Levesque

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
72
Abstract Views
636
rank
440,698
PlumX Metrics