The purpose of this study is to review current research activities concerning information systems (IS) in mainland China. We thus examined Chinese IS research with reference to discipline, research topic, research method, and units of analysis, identifying and reviewing a total of 604 research papers, published in 18 leading Chinese academic journals from 1999 to 2003. The results show that: (1) IS itself represents the major theoretical reference of the studies; (2) the IS research in China has clearly focused on organizational and system/software issues; (3) non-empirical studies were dominant in the field of IS research in China; and (4) the majority of studies were conducted at an organizational or systemic level.

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Ji, S, Min, Q. (Qingfei), & Han, W. (Weihe). (2008). Information systems research in China: An empirical study. In Handbook of Research on Information Management and the Global Landscape (pp. 258–272). doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-138-4.ch014