Using a Process Philosophy Perspective in Information Systems Research: Principles of Creative Evolution

In March 2024 David published a paper, co-authored with Frantz Rowe, entitled “Using a Process Philosophy Perspective in Information Systems Research: Principles of Creative Evolution” in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems – the foremost journal in our field.

David posted on LinkedIn, with a link to the paper, the following statement:

“Twenty-five years ago, as a PhD student, I bought a copy of Henri Bergson’s “Creative Evolution” in a second hand bookshop. What I grasped of his ideas became the philosophical bedrock of my thesis. Over the years that followed his works gradually came to be republished and I bought and read them with avid interest, and published two books on his philosophy, “Bergson, Complexity and Creative Emergence” in 2015, and “Against Nature” in 2018. During 2018, with a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, I engaged in a study of the consonances and dissonances between Bergson’s and Alfred North Whitehead’s ideas. I took a short paper about this to the International Conference on Information Systems in San Francisco in December 2018. There I met with Frantz Rowe, and we agreed to collaborate. We presented our first paper in this project fourteen months later at the Hawaii International Conference on Information Systems in January 2020, where we were encouraged to develop our ideas into a journal paper.

At the end of a long journey of multiple revisions, with the advice and guidance of a number of ‘critical friends’ (you know who you are), the enthusiastic but hard-task masters in our review team, and the patient and steady support of our Senior Editor, Dirk S. Hovorka, (to whom, and whose group, I presented the paper, in Sydney, in April 2023), I am proud and overjoyed to announce the culmination of a quarter of a century of work: the publication of “Using a Process Philosophy Perspective in Information Systems Research: Principles of Creative Evolution” by David Kreps and Frantz Rowe, in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems – the foremost journal in our field.”

Reference: Kreps, D., and Rowe, F., (2024) Using a Process Philosophy Perspective in Information Systems Research: Principles of Creative Evolution Journal of the Association for Information Systems 21(1), xxx-xxx
doi: 10.17705/1jais.00xxx https://aisel.aisnet.org/jais_preprints/134/ 

 

 

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