Perspectives on Past and Future AIS Research as the Journal of Information Systems Turns Thirty

36 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2016 Last revised: 6 May 2016

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Kevin Moffitt

Rutgers University

Vernon J. Richardson

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Neal M. Snow

Lehigh University

Martin Weisner

Monash Business School

David A. Wood

Brigham Young University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: May 5, 2016

Abstract

This paper complements a panel session pertaining to past and future AIS research that was held during the 2015 American Accounting Association annual meeting. There are two main parts to this commentary. First, using text mining techniques on AIS article abstracts for the period 1986-2014, we identify the top research themes across three leading AIS journals (Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, and Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting). We chart the usage of these themes over time and discuss their shifting popularity. Second, we speculate on the future of AIS research and identify a series of broad research streams that may garner greater importance over the next 30 years. A host of broad research questions accompany the discussion of emerging and anticipated research streams in order to motivate and guide future research.

Keywords: Past AIS research, Future AIS research, Text mining, Sociological research, Neuro-AIS research, Information processing, Accounting decision making, Workforce automation, Technology acceptance, Ubiquitous computing

JEL Classification: M4, M40, M49, L86

Suggested Citation

Moffitt, Kevin and Richardson, Vernon J. and Snow, Neal M and Weisner, Martin and Wood, David A., Perspectives on Past and Future AIS Research as the Journal of Information Systems Turns Thirty (May 5, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2734940 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2734940

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