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The course examines the most influential and innovative theoretical approaches and theories in the Information Systems (IS) discipline. Based on exemplary published works for each selected theory, students will examine theory’s particular focus, background and ontological assumptions, as well as its epistemological implications and contribution to knowledge. Such an examination will enable an insight into theories’ application, contribution and implications. By engaging in theoretical discourse and critically assessing selected theories students will gain deeper understanding of major theoretical developments in the IS discipline and their relevance and implications for practice. The seminar character of the course assumes active participation and contribution by the students.


UNSW Business School

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Offering Terms

Term 1



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Enrolled into one of the following Research Programs: 1521, 1545, 1561, 1535, 2585, 1540, 1525, 1550, 1605, 1532 or 1745 or 8409 or 8415 or stream ACCTYS8404

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