The field of Information Systems has been evolving since the first application of computers in organizations in the early 1950s. Focusing on information systems analysis and design up to and including the 1980s, the field has expanded enormously, with our assumptions about information and knowledge being challenged, along with both intended and unintended consequences of information technology.

This prestige reference work offers students and researchers a critical reflection on major topics and current scholarship in the evolving field of Information Systems. This single-volume survey of the field is organized into four parts. The first section deals with Disciplinary and Methodological Foundations. The second section deals with Development, Adoption and Use of MIS – topics that formed the centrepiece of the field of IS in the last century. The third section deals with Managing Organizational IS, Knowledge and Innovation, while the final section considers emerging and continuing issues and controversies in the field – IS in Society and a Global Context. Each chapter provides a balanced overview of current knowledge, identifying issues and discussing relevant debates.

This prestigious book is required reading for any student or researcher in Management Information Systems, academics and students covering the breadth of the field, and established researchers seeking a single-volume repository on the current state of knowledge, current debates and relevant literature.

part 1|120 pages

Disciplinary and methodological foundations

chapter 1|25 pages

Taking is history seriously

ByNik Rushdi Hassan

chapter 2|17 pages

Philosophy and method

Making interpretive research interpretive
ByAllen S. Lee

chapter 3|10 pages

Information systems as a reference discipline

Current debate and future directions
ByRichard L. Baskerville, Michael D. Myers

chapter 4|16 pages

On theory

ByShirley Gregor

chapter 5|10 pages

What literature review type should I conduct? 1

ByAna Ortiz de Guinea, Guy Paré

chapter 6|11 pages

Coming of age

Interpretive research in information systems
ByMichael D. Myers

chapter 7|14 pages


ByRené Riedl

chapter 8|13 pages

Ethnography in information systems research

Quo vadis?
ByUlrike Schultze

part 2|125 pages

Development, adoption and use of MIS

chapter 9|13 pages

The future of software development methods

ByBrian Fitzgerald, Klaas-Jan Stol

chapter 10|14 pages

Agility in information systems development

ByKieran Conboy, Denis Dennehy, Lorraine Morgan, Roger Sweetman

chapter 11|14 pages

IT use

Notes from a journey from use to effective use
ByAndrew Burton-Jones, Mark Bremhorst, Fang Liu, Van-Hau Trieu

chapter 12|17 pages

Affect in the ICT context

ByJasy Liew Suet Yan, Ping Zhang

chapter 13|19 pages

Research on user resistance to information technology

ByLiette Lapointe, Suzanne Rivard

chapter 14|16 pages

Information systems strategising

The role of ambidextrous capabilities in shaping power relations
ByMarco Marabelli, Robert D. Galliers

chapter 15|14 pages

Digitalization as a strategy practice

What is there to learn from strategy as practice research?
ByViktor Arvidsson, Jonny Holmström

chapter 16|14 pages

Affordance theory and how to use it in IS research

ByOlga Volkoff, Diane M. Strong

part 3|140 pages

Managing organisational IS, knowledge and innovation

chapter 17|23 pages

Generativity in digital infrastructures

A research note
ByKalle Lyytinen, Carsten Sørensen, David Tilson

chapter 18|14 pages

The role of enterprise systems in innovation in the contemporary organization

ByDarshana Sedera, Sachithra Lokuge

chapter 19|17 pages

Digital capability

Scaffolding for rewiring a company for digital
ByJoe Peppard

chapter 20|21 pages

Sourcing information technology services

Past research and future research directions
ByMary Lacity, Aihua Yan, Shaji Khan

chapter 21|13 pages

Innovation in healthcare settings

The power of everyday practices
ByMarco Marabelli, Sue Newell

chapter 22|19 pages

Aligning in practice 1

ByAnna Karpovsky, Robert D. Galliers

chapter 23|10 pages

Digital innovation – a definition and integrated perspective

ByPhilipp Hukal, Ola Henfridsson

chapter 24|17 pages

Knowledge collaboration in organizations

From information processing to social knowing
BySamer Faraj, Karla Sayegh, Linda Rouleau

part 4|117 pages

IS in society and a global context

chapter 25|12 pages

Organizational intelligence in the digital age

Analytics and the cycle of choice
ByStella Pachidi, Marleen Huysman

chapter 26|13 pages

Datification in action

Diffusion and consequences of algorithmic decision-making 1
BySue Newell, Marco Marabelli

chapter 27|28 pages

Digital divides

Past, present, and future
ByMaria Skaletsky, James B. Pick, Avijit Sarkar, David J. Yates

chapter 28|22 pages

The developmental effects of the digital revolution

ByChrisanthi Avgerou, Atta Addo

chapter 29|15 pages

Beyond mobile IT

Ubiquitous digitality and work 1
ByCarsten Sørensen

chapter 30|9 pages

Technology-driven changes in the economy

ByRoman Beck

chapter 31|14 pages

Staying alive

The IS field at the half century mark
ByNing Su, John Leslie King, Jonathan Grudin