Information systems risk paradigms: Towards a new theory on systems risk

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Abstract

Systems risk is not dealt with sufficiently by current information system development methodologies. This paper seeks to identify new insights into systems risk using a case of IT failure in banking in the UK and Ireland. This paper uses Burnell and Morgan's (1979) paradigms of social and organisational theory: functionalism; interpretivism; radical humanism and radical structuralism as the lens through which the IT failure is examined. New theories around systems risk is an important ask for IFAC going forward and this paper provides a basis for a future study of the meta-theoretical assumptions underpinning systems risk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th IFAC Workshop on International Stability, Technology and Culture, SWIIS 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages116-121
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902823342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th IFAC Workshop on International Stability, Technology and Culture, SWIIS 2013 - Prishtina, Kosovo, Serbia
Duration: 06 Jun 201308 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
Volume15
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Conference

Conference15th IFAC Workshop on International Stability, Technology and Culture, SWIIS 2013
Country/TerritorySerbia
CityPrishtina, Kosovo
Period06/06/201308/06/2013

Keywords

  • Information systems
  • International stability
  • Risk
  • Systems development

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