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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017|
|Place of Publication||Honolulu|
|Publisher||Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||The 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017 - Waikoloa Village, United States|
Duration: 4 Jan 2017 → 7 Jan 2017
Conference number: 50
|Conference||The 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017|
|Period||04/01/2017 → 07/01/2017|
- General systems theory
- IS artifact
- IT artifact
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).