Volume 3

Volume 3, Number 36

August 9, 2005

6 pages468 K bytes

IS as a Foundational Discipline for Contemporary Business

W. Brett McKenzie
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI 02809, USA

Abstract: The Information Technology (IT) field has undergone a period of self-examination with Information Systems (IS) in many ways leading the debate about self-definition as a discipline. While helpful to the members, the paper suggests that IS could enhance its standing by recognizing and advocating a position as a foundational discipline for business education. To support this position the paper reports on a preliminary survey of faculty and students regarding the importance of IT for business and majors as a means of validating perceptions of the central role of IT for business.

< class="style_left"p>Keywords: IS curriculum, IT field, foundational discipline, e-business

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Recommended Citation: McKenzie (2005). IS as a Foundational Discipline for Contemporary Business. Information Systems Education Journal, 3 (36). http://isedj.org/3/36/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §2232. ISSN: 1542-7382.)