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Conference Proceeding


Information Systems and Technology (CGU)

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Databases and Information Systems | Management Information Systems


This paper addresses the definition of MIS and the legitimacy of MIS as an academic discipline. Both sides of the MIS legitimacy debate are presented, with the authors embracing the diversity of MIS as a strength that enhances the legitimacy of the MIS discipline. Based on the diversity theory of MIS, the authors propose a new-multidimensional model of MIS that presents a new way of looking at the discipline and the researchers who work in it.

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© 2000 Gondy Leroy, Paul Benjamin Lowry, H. Wayne Anderson, Dennis C. Wilson, and Lin Lin

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