Research on digital information systems explores unique, complex, and important phenomena arising when digital technologies are introduced into real-world settings. In the fourth industrial age, boundaries between physical, digital, and biological systems are vanishing, so it stands to reason that research insights pertaining to digital information systems are crucial to organizational survival and prosperity in the 21st century. Here are a few examples:
These are just a few examples of theory development, testing, and real-world application and impact occurring within the digital information systems research community that have immense impact on organizations and the economy.
IS scholarly journals are ranked in the top-10 of all business and management journals according to the SCImago Journal Rank indicator (MIS Quarterly) and Thompson Reuters InCites Journal Citation Reports (MIS Quarterly). Annual conferences include the International Conference on Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences as well as the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology and the AOM Organizational Communication and Information System annual meeting, among others.
Keil, M. 1995. "Pulling the Plug: Software Project Management and the Problem of Project Escalation," MIS Quarterly (19:4), pp. 421-447.
Orlikowski, W.J. 1996. "Improvising Organizational Transformation Over Time: A Situated Change Perspective," Information Systems Research (7:1), pp. 63-92.
Pentland, B.T., and Feldman, M.S. 2008. "Designing Routines: On the Folly of Designing Artifacts While Hoping for Patterns of Action," Information and Organization (18:4), pp. 235-250.