Scholarly hallucinations and screwed expectations

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Scholarly hallucinations and screwed expectations

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dc.contributor.author Kjærgaard, Annemette en_US
dc.contributor.author Vendelø, Morten Thanning en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:23:44Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:23:44Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12-05T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6452
dc.description.abstract Information Systems scholars continuously debate about the nature of the IS discipline. Recently a series of articles have discussed whether the IS field has reached the status of a reference discipline. We address this issue by examining the application of the theory of sensemaking in IS research. Our findings show that the prospects for IS as a reference discipline are not promising. Based on these findings we suggest that IS scholars hallucinate when they a) assume that to become a 'real' academic discipline, IS has to become a reference discipline, and b) believe that IS will become a reference discipline in time. Hence, we describe the IS reference discipline discussion as a misconception, which should be abandoned in the pursuit of a stronger IS discipline. Academic legitimacy, information systems research, reference disciplines, theory application, theory of sensemaking en_US
dc.format.extent 29 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-4 en_US
dc.title Scholarly hallucinations and screwed expectations en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07dec05 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Informatik en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INF en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Informatics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INF en_US
dc.idnumber x656555644 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A new point of view in the IS reference discipline discussion en_US


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