INFO620-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Information Systems Research

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


The course examines key strategic and contemporary issues related to the management and use of information systems and technology, including their theoretical and practical implications for organisations and society.

The course focuses on current issues related to the management of information systems (IS) in organisations. In this course, students will become familiar with major contemporary writings on current issues in IS management. The major objectives of the course are:
• to examine contemporary work on important topics in the management of information systems and technology, and
• to develop analytical and research skills by allowing course participants to explore IS topics of particular interest to them.
The first objective will be met by a series of seminars designed to examine current work on leading topics in the management and/or use of IS. The emphasis in these sessions will be on critically evaluating IS theory and the contributions on current issues to research and practice. Students will therefore be expected to carry out critical analysis of major works. The second objective will be met by each student working individually on a topic of their choice. Drawing on major works, students will identify an IS management issue of interest, review the appropriate literature, prepare a comprehensive assessment of the previously published work, and suggest and justify a way forward for future work. The output of this work will be a comprehensive literature review that brings together the related literature in the topic area, demonstrates an ability to integrate different perspectives and identify key gaps in the research that if addressed, would make a useful contribution to research and/or practice; this report will be submitted at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
  • critically evaluate IS theory and the contributions of others on current issues to research and practice.
  • demonstrate knowledge of work on contemporary topics in the management of IS and technology.
  • develop analytical and research skills and apply these to a topic of interest.
  • able to identify and assess opportunities for future work and contribution in an area of IS research.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.


ACIS620, AFIS620, AFIS610

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 16:00 Meremere 519
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annette Mills


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Seminar participation, contributions, leadership and precis (x3) 30%
Assignment 20%
Literature Review and Oral Presentation 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,006.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page .

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