Uncovering the Boundary-spanning Role of Information Systems Research in Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement

Fei Liu, Eric T. K. Lim, Chee-Wee Tan, Weiquan Wang

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Resumé

Intrigued by the important yet underexplored inter-disciplinary impact of IS discipline, this study investigates the inter-disciplinary role played by IS discipline in trans-disciplinary knowledge advancement. To achieve this objective, this study firstly advanced a Model of Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement that posits a process that consists of three stages of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis with two transitions, namely knowledge liquidization and crystallization, in two modes, namely boundary-reinforcing and boundary-spanning. In light of this model, this study conducted an algorithmic historiographic citation analysis on 114767 articles in four distinct research areas, including technology acceptance, IT system success, trust, and knowledge management, extracted from ISI Web of Science database. 64 central articles in main paths of liquidization and crystallization were elicited. Results from an in-depth bibliographic analysis on these central articles shed light on four distinct trans-disciplinary roles (i.e., spanner, innovator, aggregator, and reinforcer) and trans-disciplinary characteristics of IS research.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelICIS 2017 Proceedings
Antal sider20
Udgivelses stedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2017
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Begivenhed38th International Conference on Information Systems 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation - Coex Convention Center , Seoul, Sydkorea
Varighed: 10 dec. 201713 dec. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 38
https://icis2017.aisnet.org/

Konference

Konference38th International Conference on Information Systems 2017
Nummer38
LokationCoex Convention Center
LandSydkorea
BySeoul
Periode10/12/201713/12/2017
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0033

Emneord

  • Trans-disciplinary knowledge advancement
  • Disciplinary boundary spanning
  • Algorithmic historiography
  • Bibliography analysis

Citer dette

Liu, F., Lim, E. T. K., Tan, C-W., & Wang, W. (2017). Uncovering the Boundary-spanning Role of Information Systems Research in Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement. I ICIS 2017 Proceedings Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
Liu, Fei ; Lim, Eric T. K. ; Tan, Chee-Wee ; Wang, Weiquan. / Uncovering the Boundary-spanning Role of Information Systems Research in Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement. ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems).
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Uncovering the Boundary-spanning Role of Information Systems Research in Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement. / Liu, Fei; Lim, Eric T. K.; Tan, Chee-Wee; Wang, Weiquan.

ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2017. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems).

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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Liu F, Lim ETK, Tan C-W, Wang W. Uncovering the Boundary-spanning Role of Information Systems Research in Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement. I ICIS 2017 Proceedings. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2017. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems).