Systèmes d'Information et Management


Using bibliographic data, we illuminate and compare the main references and schools of thought of the French-speaking and the English-speaking Information Systems (IS) communities, as well as the main research themes that emerged from 1996 till 2016. With the help of bibliometric techniques, we investigate the intellectual organization of the two communities based on a dynamic mapping of their research networks over the two periods 1996–2006 and 2007–2016. For these periods, we investigate all articles published in a journal representative of each community (Systèmes d’Information & Management and Management Information Systems Quarterly), as well as the references cited by these articles. We highlight similarities and differences between the research networks of both communities.