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Journal of Systems and Information Technology

ISSN: 1328-7265

Online from: 1997

Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management

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Apocalypse now: information systems in Australian universities


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Title:Apocalypse now: information systems in Australian universities
Author(s):Steve Benson, (School of Management, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia)
Citation:Steve Benson, (2010) "Apocalypse now: information systems in Australian universities", Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Vol. 12 Iss: 3, pp.222 - 229
Keywords:Australia, Information systems, Universities
Article type:Viewpoint
DOI:10.1108/13287261011070849 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

Purpose – The paper's aim is to present a personal viewpoint of the state of the information systems discipline in Australian universities and hence provoke useful discussion in academia and industry.

Design/methodology/approach – Informal interviews with Australian information systems academics, were carried out, along with inspection of university web sites and conference mailing lists, using biology as a reference discipline.

Findings – It would seem that the information systems discipline in Australian universities is close to collapse unless action is taken.

Research limitations/implications – The paper represents a personal viewpoint, the methods employed are such that the paper is indicative rather than definitive.

Practical implications – The paper is relevant to information systems academics, university managers, government and employers in Australia. It provides a useful referent for the consideration of education and immigration policies.

Originality/value – It has been some time since a paper considering the state of the art of the information systems has been published. No published paper has taken this perspective.



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