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Show simple item record Vidgen, Richard Wang, Xiaofeng 2013-03-13T09:30:28Z 2013-03-13T09:30:28Z 2004
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Information system development (ISD) is being conducted in an increasingly turbulent and complex environment. New forms of ISD are emerging, such as open source software and agile methods but theory is needed to explain and help improve the organization of ISD. Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) provides a novel perspective to understand and describe new forms of ISD and provide a theoretical foundation for researchers. This paper provides an overview of CAS and a review of its application to the study of organizations and to ISD. A directive approach to ISD is compared with a CAS informed approach, adaptive ISD. The CAS concept of coevolution is then used to throw light on the relationship between ISD and the enterprise in which the ISD activity takes place. The paper concludes with a research agenda for the application of CAS to ISD. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries UKAIS;
dc.subject complex adaptive systems en_US
dc.subject complexity en_US
dc.subject agile software development en_US
dc.subject open source software development en_US
dc.subject adaptive information systems development en_US
dc.title Adaptive information system development en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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