Information systems can be viewed as a special case of work systems. Information systems are work systems in which all of the processes and activities are devoted to performing information processing functions such as capturing, transmitting, storing, retrieving, deleting, manipulating, and displaying information.
Defining Information Systems as Work Systems: Implications for the IS Field, European Journal of Information Systems, 2008
Principles for “Purposefully Constructed Activity Systems Information Systems as Work Systems” — A Step toward a Body of Knowledge for Information Systems. ICIS 2016, International Conference on Information Systems.
A Work System Front End for Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, (with Narasimha Bolloju) International Journal of Information Technology and the Systems Approach, 2016
Sociotechnical Systems through a Work System Lens :A Possible Path for Reconciling System Conceptualizations, Business Realities, and Humanist Values in IS Development. STPIS 2015 (1st International Workshop on the Socio-Technical Perspective in IS Development), Stockholm, Sweden
An “Interpretary” for the IS Discipline, a Compendium of Interpretations of Basic IS Concepts and Methods from Different Theoretical Perspectives, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2013.
The Knowledge Cube: Scaffolding for a Body of Knowledge about Information Systems, ECIS 2012, European Conference on Information Systems.
Goals and Tactics on the Dark Side of Knowledge Management, HICSS 2006, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
A General, But Readily Adaptable Model of Information System Risk (with Susan A. Sherer), Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2004
Information Systems Risks and Risk Factors: Are They Mostly About Information Systems? (with Susan A. Sherer), Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2004
Sidestepping the IT Artifact, Scrapping the IS Silo, and Laying Claim to “Systems in Organizations”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2003
18 Reasons Why IT-Reliant Work Systems Should Replace “The IT Artifact” as the Core Subject Matter of the IS Field, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2003
The IS Core – XI: Sorting Out the Issues About the Core, Scope, and Identity of the IS Field, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2003
Pervasive Real-Time IT as a Disruptive Technology for the IS Field, HICSS 2002, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Same Words, Different Meanings: Are Basic IS/IT Concepts Our Self-Imposed Tower Of Babel?, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2000