Conceptualizing the IT artifact for MIS research

Matook, Sabine and Brown, Susan A. (2008). Conceptualizing the IT artifact for MIS research. In: D. Te'eni and F. Rowe, ICIS 2008 Proceedings. 24th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2008, Paris, (1-11). 14-17 December 2008.

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Author Matook, Sabine
Brown, Susan A.
Title of paper Conceptualizing the IT artifact for MIS research
Conference name 24th International Conference on Information Systems ICIS 2008
Conference location Paris
Conference dates 14-17 December 2008
Proceedings title ICIS 2008 Proceedings
Journal name ICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems
Place of Publication Paris, France
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Publication Year 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Editor D. Te'eni
F. Rowe
Volume 14
Issue Paper 102
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The notion of the information technology (IT) artifact has received a great deal of attention, particularly since Benbasat and Zmud’s (2003) call for it to be the core of the information systems discipline. Yet, little work has focused on defining and discussing the IT artifact in a way that can facilitate consistent treatment across studies. In this paper, we develop a taxonomy of the IT artifact. The taxonomy is derived from literature on general systems theory and Akerman and Tyree’s (2006) architectural ontology. We provide a preliminary explication of the taxonomy using four different systems as examples. We also discuss the iterative approach we will take to develop the taxonomy more completely. Our objective is to develop a taxonomy that will provide a language for IS researchers to use when discussing the IT artifact.
Subjects 080611 Information Systems Theory
910402 Management
Keyword IT artifact
General systems theory
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Electronic proceedings posted at AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).

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