Toward a broader vision for information systems

Jay F. Nunamaker, Robert O. Briggs

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In December of 2009, several founders of the Information Systems (IS) academic discipline gathered for a panel discussion at the International Conference on Information Systems to present their visions for the future of the field, and their comments were summarized in the inaugural issue of TMIS [Davis et al., 2010; J. F. J. Nunamaker et al., 1991]. To assure a robust future, they argued, IS journals, conferences, reviewers, promotion committees, teachers, researchers, and curriculum developers must broaden the scope of IS. This article explores the need for a broader vision to drive future development of the IS discipline.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
JournalACM Transactions on Management Information Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Design science
  • Emerging technologies
  • Health care
  • Information systems impacts
  • Information systems vision
  • Innovations
  • Model of graduate
  • Model of professional
  • New technologies
  • Professional communications
  • Publications
  • Research methods
  • Systems requirements
  • University-wide resource

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • General Computer Science


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