This editorial introduces the debate between Alter and Benbasat and Zmud about whether IT artifacts or systems in organization are the appropriate model for a core for IS. It also describes the articles on the dedbate by 10 authors and gives some opinions of the editor on the subject.
Gray, P. (2003). Introduction to the Debate on the Core of the Information Systems Field. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 12, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.01242