Social Inclusion and Social-Technical Issues (SIG SI)

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Complete

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1299

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As of yet, most applied information systems (IS) research has been concentrated on the problems facing privately owned institutions in developed nations. Now that the IS field has matured and applied research has begun to take a bigger role in the IS community, we have the opportunity to tackle not only traditional information systems problems but also global crises affecting billions of people. There are an abundance of major societal, global, and environmental crises that information systems scholars can help address. In this paper, we review the AIS Senior Scholars’ Basket of Eight (AIS-8) journals to determine their coverage of 135 critical global crises across 6894 articles. Our findings indicate that, though the study of these crises has been increasing within the IS field, such studies still make up only a modest share of research. We, therefore, identify many untapped research opportunities that the IS scholarly community can pursue.

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Opportunities for Information Systems Scholars to Help Address Global Crises

As of yet, most applied information systems (IS) research has been concentrated on the problems facing privately owned institutions in developed nations. Now that the IS field has matured and applied research has begun to take a bigger role in the IS community, we have the opportunity to tackle not only traditional information systems problems but also global crises affecting billions of people. There are an abundance of major societal, global, and environmental crises that information systems scholars can help address. In this paper, we review the AIS Senior Scholars’ Basket of Eight (AIS-8) journals to determine their coverage of 135 critical global crises across 6894 articles. Our findings indicate that, though the study of these crises has been increasing within the IS field, such studies still make up only a modest share of research. We, therefore, identify many untapped research opportunities that the IS scholarly community can pursue.

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