Conceptualisation de l'artéfact informatique pour les recherches en management des systèmes d'information

Translated title of the contribution: Conceptualizing the it artifact for MIS research

Sabine Matook, Susan A. Brown

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The notion of the information technology (IT) artifact has received a great deal of attention, particularly since Benbasat and Zmud's (2003) call for it to be the core of the information systems discipline. Yet, little work has focused on defining and discussing the IT artifact in a way that can facilitate consistent treatment across studies. In this paper, we develop a taxonomy of the IT artifact. The taxonomy is derived from literature on general systems theory and Akerman and Tyree's (2006) architectural ontology. We provide a preliminary explication of the taxonomy using four different systems as examples. We also discuss the iterative approach we will take to develop the taxonomy more completely. Our objective is to develop a taxonomy that will provide a language for IS researchers to use when discussing the IT artifact.

Translated title of the contributionConceptualizing the it artifact for MIS research
Original languageFrench
StatePublished - 2008
Event29th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008 - Paris, France
Duration: Dec 14 2008Dec 17 2008


Conference29th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008


  • General systems theory
  • IT artifact
  • Ontology
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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