Robert D. Galliers and Wendy L. Currie

in The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580583
Published online September 2011 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management


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This part of the book introduces the content of Part I of the text. Part I provides insights into the development of the MIS field and through a historical overview traces five decades of the information systems academic field looking at developments in technology, research themes, schools of thought, education and the curriculum, and infrastructural advancements and the launch of professional societies.

Keywords: MIS field; historical overview; information systems; research themes; developments in technology; professional societies

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Subjects: Business and Management ; Knowledge Management

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