Critical research in information systems: Looking forward, looking back

Lynette Kvasny, Helen Richardson

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Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this article is to reflect on the development of critical research in information systems and give an overview of the papers chosen for this special issue. Design/methodology/approach To set the scene by discussing the origins and the developing field of critical research in information systems and to analyse each paper, suggesting ways in which it relates to the chosen themes. Findings The papers chosen address theoretical foundations, paradigmatic and methodological issues, empirical studies and praxis and reflexivity in critical information systems research. Originality/value Highlights the growing interest in critical research in the information systems discipline and enables reflection on the difficulties, barriers and opportunities for development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-202
Number of pages7
JournalInformation Technology & People
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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