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Original scientific paper

Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan

Eli Cohen ; Informing Science Institute, Comstock Park, Michigan 49321, USA

Fulltext: english, pdf (4 MB) pages 213-219 downloads: 258* cite
APA 6th Edition
Cohen, E. (1999). Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan. Journal of computing and information technology, 7 (3), 213-219. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/150179
MLA 8th Edition
Cohen, Eli. "Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan." Journal of computing and information technology, vol. 7, no. 3, 1999, pp. 213-219. https://hrcak.srce.hr/150179. Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Cohen, Eli. "Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan." Journal of computing and information technology 7, no. 3 (1999): 213-219. https://hrcak.srce.hr/150179
Harvard
Cohen, E. (1999). 'Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan', Journal of computing and information technology, 7(3), pp. 213-219. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/150179 (Accessed 31 March 2020)
Vancouver
Cohen E. Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan. Journal of computing and information technology [Internet]. 1999 [cited 2020 March 31];7(3):213-219. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/150179
IEEE
E. Cohen, "Reconceptualizing Information Systems as a Field of the Transdiscipline Informing Science: From Ugly Duckling to Swan", Journal of computing and information technology, vol.7, no. 3, pp. 213-219, 1999. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/150179. [Accessed: 31 March 2020]

Abstracts

The field of Information Systems (IS) has been attacked for its lack of tradition and focus. This paper suggests that the criticisms are based on the misunderstandings of the nature of Information Systems, both inside and outside the field. The paper begins by extending the fragmentation problem seen by Information Systems to the hierarchical model for knowledge expounded by the universities. It then examines the limitations of existing frameworks for defining IS, and introduces an evolutionary approach. This paper reconceptualizes Information Systems and demonstrates that it has evolved to be part of an emerging discipline of fields, Informing Science.

Keywords
evolution; informing science; history; information systems; framework; philosophy The Problem with Information Systems

Hrčak ID: 150179

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/150179

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