Is information system a science? an inquiry into the nature of the information systems discipline

  title={Is information system a science? an inquiry into the nature of the information systems discipline},
  author={Deepak Khazanchi and Bj{\o}rn Erik Munkvold},
  journal={Data Base},
The information systems (IS) discipline is apparently undergoing an identity crisis. Academicians question the need for IS departments in colleges, stating the absence of a core for the field and its integration within other business functions as a basis for its elimination. At the same time, many practitioners, as reflected in the U.S. government's recent IT labor shortage report, continue to ignore IS as a distinct field of study. This article briefly outlines these and other challenges and… 

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