Power and practice in information systems security research

Mikko Siponen, Robert Willison, Richard Baskerville

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008
EventICIS 2008: International Conference on Information Systems - Paris, France
Duration: 1 Dec 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceICIS 2008: International Conference on Information Systems
Period1/12/08 → …

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