Uncovering conceptual gaps in introductory IS textbooks

Nik R. Hassan, Jack D. Becker

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Abstract

This study performs a citation analysis on two sources of data, the set of "classic" IS publications and five popular introductory IS textbooks, to compare their core concepts. Preliminary results suggests that IS education is not teaching the concepts that IS scholars consider important. The gap between IS research and IS textbooks also results in textbooks that contain a lot of information but short on the content that will contribute to the goals of the IS field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 12th Americas Conference On Information Systems, AMCIS 2006
Pages2158-2166
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event12th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2006 - Acapulco, Mexico
Duration: Aug 4 2006Aug 6 2006

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 12th Americas Conference On Information Systems, AMCIS 2006
Volume4

Other

Other12th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2006
CountryMexico
CityAcapulco
Period8/4/068/6/06

Keywords

  • Citation analysis
  • Classic IS publications
  • IS education
  • IS research
  • Introductory textbooks

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