chapter  1
Development of Component-Based Information Systems: An Introduction
BySergio de Cesare, Mark Lycett, and Robert D. Macredie
Pages 18

This chapter serves two purposes. First, it provides an overview of the concepts, issues, and dimensions underlying component-based information systems development. Second, it serves as an introduction to the remaining chapters, providing the reader with the necessary foundation to critically appreciate the research work presented throughout the volume. A discussion of research methods on the development of component-based information systems is also presented, with particular emphasis on design research.