This paper, originally prepared as a keynote address for the 1999 Australasian Conference on Information Systems, critically examines some common assumptions underlying much IS research. The assumptions concern the scope and risks of IT projects, the rationales for and uses of IT, and the role of history and time in systems-related outcomes. Making different assumptions about these issues suggests the need for new approaches to IS research.
Markus, M. Lynne
"Conceptual Challenges in Contemporary IS Research,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 3, Article 4.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol3/iss1/4