Online from: 1997
Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management
|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|
|DOI:||10.1108/13287261011070849 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
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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