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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Abstract

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.
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.

Conference

ConferenceICIS 2017
Number38
LocationCoex Convention Center
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10/12/201713/12/2017
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0033

Keywords

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

Cite this

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. In 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.

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