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ERIC Number: EJ1145433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
IS/IT Education vs. Business Education: The Plight of Social Collapse in Technical Business Environments
Hall, Brian
Information Systems Education Journal, v9 n2 p55-64 Jun 2011
In an age when information, management and technology are supposed to be hand-in-hand, there is often a rift between these elements when considering people and comportment. The detachment is caused by a distressing lack of understanding between Information Systems (IS)/Information Technology (IT) students and professionals and those they interact with in the business world. Eventually, this deficiency manifests itself in various ways including a collapse in communication and interaction. This paper is a discussion and sample case of a major oversight in curricula, of preparing students socially for immersion in technical business environments. The omission of cultural literacy on both sides of the equation, in IS/IT programs and in business and management programs (be they technically focused or not), is argued as the underlying cause of many problems in information professions and a source of management contention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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