Is the IS crisis real? Business school deans and is academics respond

James Love, Rudy Hirschheim, Beena George

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This article surveys business school deans and IS academics regarding their level of agreement with concerns attributed to the Information Systems discipline as summarized in Ives and Adams (2012). The responses of the two constituent groups are evaluated independently, then the responses are juxtaposed for between-group analysis. Additional concerns are elicited from the respective groups, and the social representations generated are reported per stakeholder group. Analysis is illustrated through network topic maps and discussed based on the authors' interpretations of the findings. The findings show some marked differences between the groups suggesting that IS academics are more critical of the IS discipline than business school deans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-29
Number of pages22
JournalData Base for Advances in Information Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Business school deans
  • Crisis
  • Disciplinary concerns
  • Information systems discipline
  • Is academics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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