Power and practice in information systems security research

Siponen, Mikko, Willison, Robert and Baskerville, Richard (2008) Power and practice in information systems security research. In: ICIS 2008: International Conference on Information Systems, 14-19 December 2008, Paris, France.

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This paper examines the domination of information systems security research by a nonintellectualist tradition. Based on an in-depth examination of the published research literature in this area, we show how a symbolic system of practical logic prevails across this field. We compare the symbolic systems present in the information systems security research literature and that of the general information systems research literature. This comparison demonstrates that research practices in information systems security are, in key ways, opposite to the research practices in the general field of information systems. An understanding of these cultural values helps to recognize avenues to improve future research practices in the information systems security field, with implications for improving research practices in the information systems field as a whole.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 08:45
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:53
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9508

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