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Information systems development: where does knowledge lie and how does learning occur?

Richard Boateng (Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.)
Robert Hinson (Centre for International Business Studies, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.)

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 4 April 2008




The purpose of this paper is to delineate a road map for development and learning in organizations using information systems as a key trigger.


This is a conceptual paper using arguments from the information systems development (ISD) literature.


The authors show that there are two knowledge sources, external and internal; and the interaction of these diverse knowledge sources is needed for the effective utilization of information systems as a development and learning tool in organizations.


The authors recommend that organizations should seek to learn during ISD processes as well as learning from the project outcome.



Boateng, R. and Hinson, R. (2008), "Information systems development: where does knowledge lie and how does learning occur?", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 18-20.



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