The Information Systems Artifact: A Conceptualization Based on General Systems Theory

Surtirtha Chatterjee, Xiao Xiao, Amany Elbanna, Suprateek Sarker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

67 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Passionate debates regarding the defining characteristic of the “IT artifact” continue. Such debates, and also the lack of explicit consideration of the “information” element in the IT artifact, motivate us to propose a revised conception, drawing upon concepts from General Systems Theory (GST). Following a number of scholars, we name our reconceptualization as an IS artifact, which aims to provide a contemporary view of an IS that could accommodate the changing nature of both society and technology while at the same time maintain a clear definition of what we mean by an IS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017
Place of PublicationHonolulu
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publication date2017
Pages5717-5726
ISBN (Print)9780998133102
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20177 Jan 2017
Conference number: 50
http://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Conference

ConferenceThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017
Number50
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period04/01/201707/01/2017
Internet address

Keywords

  • General systems theory
  • Information
  • IS artifact
  • IT artifact
  • Meta-principle

Cite this

Chatterjee, S., Xiao, X., Elbanna, A., & Sarker, S. (2017). The Information Systems Artifact: A Conceptualization Based on General Systems Theory. In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017 (pp. 5717-5726). Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).