Information Management Research in Taiwan: Historical Retrospect and Future Outlook

Li, Y. E., Chang, F. K., and Hsu, C. A. 2017. Information Management Research in Taiwan: Historical Retrospect and Future Outlook. NTU Management Review, 27 (4): 169-206. doi:10.6226/NTUMR.2017.DEC.25104-009

Eldon Y. Li, University Chair Professor, Department of Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University
Fang-Kai Chang, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Management Information Systems, National Chengchi University
Alan C.L. Hsu, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing Management, Takming University of Science and Technology

Abstract

With the rapid change of information technology (IT), the information management (IM) research stream and its research method have evolved continually during different time periods. This study selects two representative journals of information and management fields in Taiwan—Journal of Information Management and NTU Management Review, and analyzes the trends of their published topics in the past decade for historical retrospect and future outlook. The findings reveal that the focus of IM research has been changed from applications of IT in enterprises to personal life and personal mobile devices. The study also discovers that most IM research emphasizes the actual applications in industries. With the advance of data validation tool, the prevalence of big data analysis, and the researcher’s pursue of research reliability and validity; empirical research with the data collection and verification is dwindling and an increasing amount of field study and database analysis have entered into the research arena. 


Keywords

information management researchtopic classificationresearch methodcontent analysistrend analysis


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