The 2005 Survey of Information Systems Research in Australia

  • Graham Pervan Curtin University of Technology
  • Graeme Shanks Monash University
Keywords: discipline, Australia, university, research


As part of a study to investigate the state of Information Systems research in Australia, a survey of the heads of all IS discipline groups in Australian universities was conducted in mid 2005. The study revealed a wide range of topics researched (with rapid growth in Electronic Commerce and Knowledge Management), a range of foci, a balance between positivist and interpretivist research, survey was the most frequently used research method, and most research was directed at informing IS professionals. A SWOT analysis identified the growing importance of industry relevance and collaboration.
How to Cite
Pervan, G., & Shanks, G. (2006). The 2005 Survey of Information Systems Research in Australia. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 14(1).