Intersection of Strategic Management and Management Information Systems Disciplines: Analysis of Theories


Uncertainty, dealing with uncertainty, and making better and faster decisions under uncertain conditions is the biggest challenge for today's businesses. Management Information Systems and Strategic Management are two disciplines addressing uncertainty in the business environment and dealing with it from the decision-making perspective. The study originated from a Ph.D. course related to MIS theories. During the course, it was observed that a significant number of MIS theories originated from the Strategic Management field, and it was decided to conduct research on this topic. The study starts by identifying the most widely used theories in the field of Management Information Systems from different studies and academic databases. Then experts from Strategic Management were asked to list the theories they used the most. We found the commonalities between the two disciplines in terms of the theories used. After different analysis the study identifies 10 theories shared by both disciplines and explains the views of each discipline on each theory. We believe that the study will contribute to both disciplines in many areas. In addition, in the MIS area theories and applying theories are not so common. With this study, we aim to create awareness about big number of theories coming from different disciplines and re-interpreted by MIS scholars. Multidisciplinarity is essential for MIS research, and our paper proves that the Strategic Management field has the closest ties to the MIS discipline in terms of theories.

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Strategic Management, Leadership, Technology, Post-Pandemic, New frontiers

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Turcan, G., Coşkun, E., Özşahin, M., & Rovshenov, A. (2022). Intersection of Strategic Management and Management Information Systems Disciplines: Analysis of Theories. In & E. N. Degirmenci (Ed.), New Frontiers for Management and Strategy in the Post-Pandemic Era, vol 130. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 152-169). European Publisher.