Uncovering the Boundary-Spanning Role of Information Systems Research in Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017)
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Society with Digital Innovation
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Pages4483-4502
Volume6
ISBN (Print)9781510853690, 9780996683159
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2017

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NameICIS: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation

Conference

Title38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017)
LocationCOEX, Convention and Exhibition Center
PlaceKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period10 - 13 December 2017

Abstract

Intrigued by the important yet underexplored inter-disciplinary impact of IS discipline, this study investigates the inter-disciplinary role played by IS discipline in trans-disciplinary knowledge advancement. To achieve this objective, this study firstly advanced a Model of Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement that posits a process that consists of three stages of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis with two transitions, namely knowledge liquidization and crystallization, in two modes, namely boundary-reinforcing and boundary-spanning. In light of this model, this study conducted an algorithmic historiographic citation analysis on 114767 articles in four distinct research areas, including technology acceptance, IT system success, trust, and knowledge management, extracted from ISI Web of Science database. 64 central articles in main paths of liquidization and crystallization were elicited. Results from an in-depth bibliographic analysis on these central articles shed light on four distinct trans-disciplinary roles (i.e., spanner, innovator, aggregator, and reinforcer) and trans-disciplinary characteristics of IS research.

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  • Algorithmic historiography, Bibliography analysis, Disciplinary boundary spanning, Trans-disciplinary knowledge advancement

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Uncovering the Boundary-Spanning Role of Information Systems Research in Trans-Disciplinary Knowledge Advancement. / Liu, Fei; Lim, Eric; Tan, Chee-Wee; Wang, Weiquan.

38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017): Transforming Society with Digital Innovation. Vol. 6 Association for Information Systems, 2017. p. 4483-4502 (ICIS: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review