Learning for professional competence in an IS context

Peter M. Bednar, Christine Welch

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Abstract

This paper considers the nature of professionalism as an expression of more than technical competence. This is related to the incidence of failure in IS change projects. We discuss how professionalism may be displayed, relating this to learning processes. The essential qualities of desire, exercise of will and their role in professional judgment are considered in relation to transcendent values espoused by professionals. We note that organizational consumers of information are also professionals, and not simply passive 'users' of systems. We relate this to the environment of Information Systems research and practice, including recognition of the importance of contextual dependencies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Contributions in IS Research (SCIS 2016)
EditorsUlrika Snis
PublisherSpringer
Pages163-175
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3319435978
ISBN (Print)978-3319435961
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2016
EventScandinavian Conference on Information Systems 2016 - Ljungskile, Sweden
Duration: 7 Aug 201610 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume259
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

ConferenceScandinavian Conference on Information Systems 2016
Country/TerritorySweden
CityLjungskile
Period7/08/1610/08/16

Keywords

  • professional competence
  • extra-role behavior
  • organizational learning
  • information systems
  • IS failures

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