A General, Yet Useful Theory of Information Systems

@article{Alter1999AGY,
  title={A General, Yet Useful Theory of Information Systems},
  author={Steven L. Alter},
  journal={CAIS},
  year={1999},
  volume={1},
  pages={13}
}
This paper proposes a general, yet useful theory of information systems. It is a response to repeated lamentations and debates about whether it is possible to find a set of core concepts for the IS field. Business and IT professionals can apply this theory for understanding and analyzing information systems. Academic researchers can apply it for gaining a deeper appreciation of past research and for developing future research projects. This theory tries to be equally applicable to all… CONTINUE READING

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