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Americas Conference on Information Systems ( AMCIS ) 2000 Information Systems as Buzz

  title={Americas Conference on Information Systems ( AMCIS ) 2000 Information Systems as Buzz},
  author={E. Burton Swanson},
Many scholars view the admittedly common tendency toward the coinage and use of “buzzwords” as regrettable and problematic for the information systems (IS) field. Here I suggest instead that the continuing “buzz” associated with IS signals not the field’s muddleheadedness, but rather its vitality and force as reflected in an ongoing cascade of technology-driven organizational innovations. Some buzzwords represent what has been termed organizing visions for information systems. Organizing… 

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