Information system experts: Definition, identification, and application

Sharmistha Dey, Darshana Sedera

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Experts' views and commentary have been highly respected in every discipline. However, unlike traditional disciplines like medicine, mathematics and engineering, Information System (IS) expertise is difficult to define. Despite seeking expert advice and views is common in the areas of IS project management, system implementations and evaluations. This research-in-progress paper attempts to understand the characteristics of IS-expert through a comprehensive literature review of analogous disciplines and then derives a formative research model with three main constructs. A validated construct of expertise of IS will have a wide range of implications for research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Information Systems 2011 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 9 Jun 201111 Jun 2011
Conference number: 19th (Proceedings)


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Information Systems 2011
Abbreviated titleECIS 2011
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  • Experience
  • Expert
  • Intermediate
  • Knowledge
  • Novice
  • System evaluation

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