Towards a distinctive body of knowledge for Information Systems experts: coding ISD process knowledge in two IS journals

  title={Towards a distinctive body of knowledge for Information Systems experts: coding ISD process knowledge in two IS journals},
  author={Juhani Iivari and Rudy Hirschheim and Heinz K. Klein},
  journal={Information Systems Journal},
This paper introduces the idea of coding a practically relevant body of knowledge (BoK) in Information Systems (IS) that could have major benefits for the field. [] Key Result The results suggest that ISD approaches form a useful framework for organizing practically rel- evant IS knowledge.
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Research in Information Systems Analysis and Design: Introduction to the Special Issue
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