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The mutualistic relationship between information systems and the humanities

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dc.contributor.author Kroeze, Jan H
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-18T13:25:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-18T13:25:06Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation KROEZE, J.H. 2010. The mutualistic relationship between information systems and the humanities (full paper, edited version of inaugural lecture). Proceedings of the 15th international business information management association conference (15th IBIMA), 6 - 7 November 2010, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 915-927. (Knowledge Management and innovation: A business competitive edge perspective, edited by Khalid S. Soliman) [http://www.ibima.org/CA2010/index.html] en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9821489-4-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3824
dc.description Proceedings of the 15th International Business Information Management Association Conference (15th IBIMA), 6 - 7 November 2010, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 915-927. (Knowledge Management and Innovation: A Business Competitive Edge Perspective, edited by Khalid S. Soliman. On CD: ISBN: 978-0-9821489-4-5). en
dc.description.abstract The paper explores the nature of the relationship between the study fields of Information Systems and the humanities. Although literature on Humanities Computing states in principle that there is a bidirectional, beneficial symbiotic relationship, most studies and reflections investigate only the application of information technology in the humanities. This implies that the relation is commensalistic rather that multualistic. However, studies do exist that implement theoretical constructs borrowed from the humanities in various aspects of Information Systems. Therefore, the author pleads that more recognition be given to the pre-discipline of Humanities-enriched Information Systems and proposes theoretical and practical ways to make the field more independent. The paper uses an interpretive research approach and explores the issue at hand on a meta-theoretical level. It suggests that, by building on the foundations of existing, pre-disciplinary enrichment endeavors, a new paradigm of Information Systems research may be acknowledged and nursed in order to facilitate further growth of the discipline. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IBIMA en
dc.subject Information Systems en
dc.subject Humanities en
dc.subject Symbiosis en
dc.subject Mutualism en
dc.title The mutualistic relationship between information systems and the humanities en
dc.type Other en
dc.contributor.researchID 10063455 - Kroeze, Jan H


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