A business school professor of Organizational Behavior travels on sabbatical to a school of Information Science in order to take courses in IS/IT and learn more about their intersection with OB and Organization Theory. This article offers his irreverent and amusing story of his journey, but with a serious point. He concludes that it is time for IS academics to stop asking themselves questions about the practicality of their discipline, about whether or not they have a coherent paradigm, and indeed whether or not they are a science at all, and just get on with their work. And that work is studying and writing about the organizational use of information systems and information technology.
"The Behavioral Tourist: Reflections on a Journey to the Land of IS,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 7, Article 20.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol7/iss1/20