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Information Systems Research and Academic Societies in Japan: an Overview


Sato, O and Kosaka, T and Turner, P, Information Systems Research and Academic Societies in Japan: an Overview, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 1, (2) pp. 53-71. ISSN 1943-7536 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Japanese information systems (IS) research and the activities and foci of Japanese IS academic societies remain relatively unknown outside of Japan. A number of obstacles including structural and linguistic factors inhibit the smooth transfer and exchange of knowledge between Japanese IS researchers and international colleagues. There is also a lack of research exploring these factors and their consequences. This paper seeks to contribute to addressing both these issues. It commences with an empirical comparative analysis of the research foci of IS researchers in Japan and in the USA, and highlights a marked structural difference with Japanese IS researchers engaged in a more diverse range of activities than their USA counterparts. Using interviews these results are discussed with leading Japanese IS researchers and insights generated in relation IS academic societies and the characteristics and factors influencing Japanese IS research and its under-representation in the international IS community.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:IS Research, Japan, academic society, national characteristics.
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:62096
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2010-03-10
Last Modified:2015-02-12

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