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|Title:||The convergence of information systems and information management: Environmental changes and pedagogical challenges|
|Author(s):||Bruce A.E. Laurie, (School of Computing, Thames Valley University, London, UK), Stephen A. Roberts, (School of Computing, Thames Valley University, London, UK)|
|Citation:||Bruce A.E. Laurie, Stephen A. Roberts, (2008) "The convergence of information systems and information management: Environmental changes and pedagogical challenges", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 60 Iss: 6, pp.661 - 671|
|Keywords:||Information systems, Management strategy, Professional education, United Kingdom, Universities|
|Article type:||Conceptual paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/00012530810924320 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – This paper aims to provide a reflection on the issue of convergence of information systems and information management using a historical perspective and the experiences of two practitioners from different disciplines working together to deliver first degree and Master's teaching in this area.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper situates the teaching of business strategy and information strategy in a historical context and combines this with a reflection on teaching the subject in practice.
Findings – The paper finds that there is a need for exchange of perspectives and skills between information science and information management students which can be mutually beneficial and add value to their skill set.
Practical implications – In terms of curriculum design for information professional education, information systems students need a strong background in the business and user environment to leverage the technologies for business value.
Originality/value – The paper presents a case study of practice with a commentary on the dynamics of teaching the theme.
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