2004 Working Conference Proceedings Table Of Contents

IFIP Working Group 8.2 Conference
Manchester, UK
15-17 July 2004
20th Year Retrospective: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice? Looking Forward from a 20-Year Perspective on IS Research

These papers are © IFIP 2004

They appear in Information Systems Research: Relevant Theory and Informed Practice , edited by Bonnie Kaplan, Duane Truex III, David Wastell, A. Trevor Wood-Harperand Janice I. DeGross, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2004

Foreword

1 Young Turks, Old Guardsmen, and the Conundrum of the Broken Mold: A Progress Report on Twenty Years of Information Systems Research
Bonnie Kaplan, Duane P. Truex III, David Wastell, and A. Trevor Wood-Harper

Part 1: Panoramas
2 Doctor of Philosophy, Heal Thyself
Allen S. Lee

3 Information Systems in Organizations and Society: Speculating on the Next 25 Years of Research
Steve Sawyer and Kevin Crowston

4 Information Systems Research as Design: Identity, Process, and Narrative
Richard J. Boland, Jr., and Kalle Lyytinen

Part 2: Reflections on the IS Discipline
5 Information Systems?A Cyborg Discipline?
Magnus Ramage

6 Cores and Definitions: Building the Cognitive Legitimacy of the Information Systems Discipline Across the Atlantic
Frantz Rowe, Duane P. Truex III, and Lynnette Kvasny

7 Truth, Journals, and Politics: The Case of the MIS Quarterly
Lucas Introna and Louise Whittaker

8 Debatable Advice and Inconsistent Evidence: Methodology in Information Systems Research
Matthew R. Jones

9 The Crisis of Relevance and the Relevance of Crisis: Renegotiating Critique in Information Systems Scholarship
Teresa Marcon, Mike Chiasson, and Abhijit Gopal

10 Whatever Happened to Information Systems Ethics? Caught between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Frances Bell and Alison Adam

11 Supporting Engineering of Information Systems in Emergent Organizations
Sandeep Purao and Duane P. Truex III

Part 3: Critical Interpretive Studies
12 The Choice of Critical Information Systems Research
Debra Howcroft and Eileen M. Trauth

13 The Research Approach and Methodology Used in an Interpretive Study of a Web Information System: Contextualizing Practice
Anita Greenhill

14 Applying Habermas? Validity Claims as a Standard for Critical Discourse Analysis
Wendy Cukier, Robert Bauer, and Catherine Middleton

15 Conducting Critical Research in Information Systems: Can Actor- Network Theory Help?
Ela Klecun

16 Conducting and Evaluating Critical Interpretive Research: Examining Criteria as a Key Component in Building a Research Tradition
Marlei Pozzebon

17 Making Contributions from Interpretive Case Studies: Examining Processes of Construction and Use
Michael Barrett and Geoff Walsham

Part 4: Action Research
18 Action Research: Time to Take a Turn?
Briony J. Oates

19 The Role of Conventional Research Methods in Information Systems Action Research
Matt Germonprez and Lars Mathiassen

20 Themes, Iteration, and Recoverability in Action Research
Sue Holwell

Part 5: Theoretical Perspectives in IS Research
21 The Use of Social Theories in 20 Years of WG 8.2 Empirical Research
Donal Flynn and Peggy Gregory

22 StructurANTion in Research and Practice: Representing Actor Networks, Their Structurated Orders and Translations
Laurence Brooks and Chris Atkinson

23 Socio-Technical Structure: An Experiment in Integrative Theory Building
Jeremy Rose, Rikard Lindgren, and Ola Henfridsson

24 Exposing Best Practices Through Narrative: The ERP Example
Erica L. Wagner, Robert D. Galliers, and Susan V. Scott

25 Information Systems Research and Development by Activity Analysis and Development: Dead Horse or the Next Wave?
Mikko Korpela, Anja Mursu, Abimbola Soriyan, Anne Erola, Heidi Häkkinen, and Marika Toivanen

26 Making Sense of Technological Frames: Promise, Progress, and Potential
Elizabeth Davidson and David Pai

27 Reflection on Development Techniques Using the Psychology Literature: Over Two Decades of Bias and Conceptual Blocks
Carl Adams and David E. Avison

Part 6: Systems Development: Methods, Politics, and Users
28 Enterprise System as an Orchestrator of Dynamic Capability Development: A Case Study of the IRAS and TechCo
Chee Wee Tan, Eric T. K. Lim, Shan Ling Pan, and Calvin M. L. Chan

29 On Transferring a Method into a Usage Situation
Brian Lings and Björn Lundell

30 From Critical Theory into Information Systems Practice: A Case Study of a Payroll-Personnel System
Teresa Waring

31 Resistance or Deviance: A High-Tech Workplace During the Bursting of the Dot-Com Bubble
Andrea Hoplight Tapia

32 The Politics of Knowledge in Using GIS for Land Management in India
S. K. Puri and Sundeep Sahay

33 Systems Development in the Wild: User-Led Exploration and Transformation of Organizing Visions
Margunn Aanestad, Dixi Louise Henriksen,and Jens Kaaber Pors

34 Improvisation in Information Systems Development
Jørgen P. Bansler and Erling C. Havn

Part 7: Panels
35 Twenty Years of Applying Grounded Theory in Information Systems: A Coding Method, Useful Theory Generation Method, or an Orthodox Positivist Method of Data Analysis?
Tony Bryant, Jim Hughes, Michael D. Myers, Eileen Trauth, and Cathy Urquhart

36 Building Capacity for E-Government: Contradictions and Synergies in the Dialectics of Action Research
David Wastell, Peter Kawalek, Mike Newman, Mike Willetts, and Peter Langmead-Jones

37 New Insights into Studying Agency and Information Technology
Tony Salvador, Jeremy Rose, Edgar A. Whitley, and Melanie Wilson

38 Researching and Developing Work Activities in Information Systems: Experiences and the Way Forward
Mikko Korpela, Jonathan P. Allen, Olav Bertelsen, Yvonne Dittrich, Kari Kuutti, Kristina Lauche, and Anja Mursu

39 Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Reflections on Information Systems Research in Health Care and the State of Information Systems
Nicholas Barber, Patricia Flatley Brennan, Mike Chiasson, Tony Cornford, Elizabeth Davidson, Bonnie Kaplan, and Ela Klecun

40 The Great Quantitative/Qualitative Debate: The Past, Present, and Future of Positivism and Post-Positivism in Information Systems
Michael D. Myers, Detmar Straub, John Mingers, and Geoff Walsham

Part 8: Position Papers
41 Challenges for Participatory Action Research in Industry-Funded Information Systems Projects
Karin Breu, Christopher J. Hemingway, and Joe Peppard

42 Theory and Action for Emancipation: Elements of a Critical Realist Approach
Melanie Wilson and Anita Greenhill

43 Non-Dualism and Information Systems Research
Abhijit Jain

44 Contextual Dependencies and Gender Strategy
Peter M. Bednar

45 Information Technology and the Good Life
Erik Stolterman and Anna Croon Fors

46 Embracing Information as Concept and Practice
Robert Stephens

47 Truth to Tell? Some Observations on the Application of Truth Tests in Published Information Systems Research
Brian Webb

48 How Stakeholder Analysis can be Mobilized with Actor-Network Theory to Identify Actors
A. Pouloudi, R. Gandecha, C. Atkinson, and A. Papazafeiropoulou

49 Symbolic Processes in ERP Versus Legacy System Usage
Martin M. T. Ng and Michael T. K. Tan

50 Dynamics of Use and Supply: An Analytic Lens for Information Systems Research
Jennifer Whyte

51 Applying Adaptive Structuration Theory to the Study of Context-Aware Applications
Carl Magnus Olsson and Nancy L. Russo

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