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Authors

Blake Ives, University of HoustonFollow
Joseph S. Valacich, Washington State UniversityFollow
Richard T. Watson, Terry College of Business University of GeorgiaFollow
Robert W. Zmud, University of OklahomaFollow
MARYAM ALAVI, Goizueta Business SchoolFollow
RICHARD BASKERVILLE, Georgia State UniversityFollow
JACK J. BAROUDI, University of DelawareFollow
CYNTHIA BEATH, University of Texas at AustinFollow
THOMAS CLARK, Louisiana State UniversityFollow
ERIC K. CLEMONS, The Wharton School of the University ofFollow
GORDON DAVIS, Carlson School of Management University of MinnesotaFollow
FRED DAVIS, Walton College of Business University of ArkansasFollow
ALAN R. DENNIS, Indiana UniversityFollow
OMAR A. EL SAWY Marshall School of Business University of Southern California, University of Southern CaliforniaFollow
JANE FEDOROWICZ, Bentley CollegeFollow
ROBERT D. GALLIERS, Bentley CollegeFollow
JOEY GEORGE, Florida State UniversityFollow
Paul Gray, Claremont Graduate UniversityFollow
RUDY HIRSCHHEIM, University of HoustonFollow
SIRKKA JARVENPAA, University of Texas at AustinFollow
LEN JESSUP, Washington State UniversityFollow
Chris F. Kemerer, University of PittsburghFollow
JOHN L. KING, University of MichiganFollow
BENN KONSYNSKI, Emory UniversityFollow
KEN KRAEMER, UC IrvineFollow
Jerry N. Luftman, Stevens Institute of TechnologyFollow
SALVATORE T. MARCH, Vanderbilt UniversityFollow
M. L. MARKUS, Bentley CollegeFollow
RICHARD O. MASON, Southern Methodist UniversityFollow
F. W. MCFARLAN, Harvard Business SchoolFollow
EPHRAIM R. MCLEAN, Georgia State UnversityFollow
LORNE OLFMAN, Claremont Graduate UniversityFollow
MARGRETHE H. OLSON, Bentley CollegeFollow
JOHN ROCKART, Sloan School of ManagementFollow
V. SAMBAMURTHY, Michigan State UniversityFollow
PETER TODD, University of VirginiaFollow
Michael Vitale, Australian Graduate School of ManagementFollow
RON WEBER, University of QueenslandFollow
ANDREW B. WHINSTON, University of Texas at AustinFollow

Abstract

Whether Information Systems should or should not be part of the core business school curriculum is a recurring discussion in many universities. In this article, a task force of 40 prominent information systems scholars address the issue. They conclude that information systems is absolutely an essential body of knowledge for business school students to acquire as well as a key element of the business school's long-run strategic positioning within the university. Originally prepared in response to draft accreditation guidelines prepared by AACSB International, the article includes a compilation of the concepts that the authors believe to be the core information systems knowledge that all business school students should be familiar with.

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