Open IS: The IS Discipline as an Open Community Ecosystem

Matt Germonprez, Kevin Crowston, Michel Avital, Joseph Feller

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    Abstract

    The collective intelligence and collective action of “open” communities have produced a variety of complex knowledge goods and radical social change. The Information Systems (IS) community has invested significant effort into researching open communities and the ecosystems in which they operate, seeking to better understand these emerging forms of organization, production, innovation, knowledge, and value creation. Ironically, the IS discipline itself has, on the whole, failed to embrace the principles that its own research has repeatedly identified as generative and powerful. This panel therefore seeks to stimulate a thoughtful and dynamic discussion around the proposition that becoming a more open community will enhance the IS discipline’s scholarly inquiry and global impact.
    The collective intelligence and collective action of “open” communities have produced a variety of complex knowledge goods and radical social change. The Information Systems (IS) community has invested significant effort into researching open communities and the ecosystems in which they operate, seeking to better understand these emerging forms of organization, production, innovation, knowledge, and value creation. Ironically, the IS discipline itself has, on the whole, failed to embrace the principles that its own research has repeatedly identified as generative and powerful. This panel therefore seeks to stimulate a thoughtful and dynamic discussion around the proposition that becoming a more open community will enhance the IS discipline’s scholarly inquiry and global impact.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013
    EditorsRichard Baskerville, Michael Chau
    Number of pages4
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Date2013
    Article number1099
    ISBN (Print)9780615933832
    StatePublished - 2013
    EventThe 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013: Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design - Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
    Duration: 15 Dec 201318 Dec 2013
    Conference number: 34
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    ConferenceThe 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013
    Number34
    LocationUniversità Bocconi
    CountryItaly
    CityMilan
    Period15/12/201318/12/2013
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      Germonprez, M., Crowston, K., Avital, M., & Feller, J. (2013). Open IS: The IS Discipline as an Open Community Ecosystem. In R. Baskerville, & M. Chau (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013 [1099] Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).
      Germonprez, Matt ; Crowston, Kevin ; Avital, Michel ; Feller, Joseph. / Open IS : The IS Discipline as an Open Community Ecosystem. Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013. editor / Richard Baskerville ; Michael Chau. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2013.
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      Germonprez, M, Crowston, K, Avital, M & Feller, J 2013, Open IS: The IS Discipline as an Open Community Ecosystem. in R Baskerville & M Chau (eds), Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013., 1099, Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Milan, Italy, 15/12/2013.

      Open IS : The IS Discipline as an Open Community Ecosystem. / Germonprez, Matt ; Crowston, Kevin ; Avital, Michel; Feller, Joseph.

      Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013. ed. / Richard Baskerville; Michael Chau. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2013. 1099.

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      Germonprez M, Crowston K, Avital M, Feller J. Open IS: The IS Discipline as an Open Community Ecosystem. In Baskerville R, Chau M, editors, Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2013. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2013. 1099.