Authors: Alice S. Li; Ben Soh; M. Ishaq Bhatti; Rozana Ismail
Addresses: La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Bundoora 3086, Australia ' Department of Computer Science & IT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Bundoora 3086, Australia ' La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Bundoora 3086, Australia ' Department of Science, Management & Built Environment, SPACE, University of Technology, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Abstract: With its multidisciplinary nature, Information Systems (IS) offers more opportunities to its researchers. However, a review of prior relevant literature may not be easy for a new IS researcher to understand many disciplines that could be involved. The keyword 'knowledge' is a case in point in that fields related to IS research can range from Information Technology (IT) to Business and Economics. This paper aims to investigate how to understand the concept of knowledge from an IT data-centric point of view and this has not been done before to the best of our knowledge. It develops a new 4D framework to analyse the outcomes collected from relevant IS literature. It also demonstrates how the end-result from the 4D analysis can be extended to understand the concept of knowledge in Business and Economics in a multidisciplinary manner.
Keywords: data-centric view; knowledge management; multidisciplinary research; information systems; literature review; business; economics.
International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2016 Vol.7 No.2/3/4, pp.111 - 123
Received: 08 Sep 2015
Accepted: 25 Feb 2016
Published online: 27 Jan 2017 *