||To this day, the field of the information systems (IS) research, belonging to an intact field, has evolved over thirty years. Due to the rapid development of information technology, the information systems have not only influenced enterprises and personal life but also impacted on IS research field. The development of Taiwan IS research community though lags behind that of foreign countries. During the past decade, the proportion of IS research community in Taiwan has increased tremendously and the IS research community has played an important role in local information systems and accumulation of relevant knowledge about business electronics as well. However, when the researchers want to propose their research results, they will encounter several difficulties, for instance: they do not fully understand the ecology of IS research, and it is not easy for them to keep up with the trends of future development of the IS, so they just follow the trends and cannot create them by themselves. |
In order to transform local IS researches into becoming mainstream of international academic studies, we have to gain insights into IS ecology and diversity of IS studies. Many years earlier, there had been numerous studies about IS research community, but many of them focused on the classifications of IS studies. They did not have concise and accurate predictions, so we try to use rigid ecological modeling method to investigate IS research community in our research. This research will include the foundings, mortality, evolution, density dependence, key species of different IS research issues, and main internal and external environmental forces of IS research diversity as well in order to build the ecological model of IS studies. We hope to not only get hold of evolution and trends of IS studies but also enhance the qualities of IS studies and applications of information systems in Taiwan through this ecological model.