Journal of Data and Information Science ›› 2017, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (4): 1-6.doi: 10.1515/jdis-2017-0017

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Understanding Big Data for Industrial Innovation and Design: The Missing Information Systems Perspective

Miguel Baptista Nunes()   

  1. School of Information Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China
  • Received:2017-03-03 Revised:2017-05-04 Online:2017-12-05 Published:2009-11-23


This paper identifies a need to complement the current rich technical and mathematical research agenda on big data with a more information systems and information science strand, which focuses on the business value of big data. An agenda of research for information systems would explore motives for using big data in real organizational contexts, and consider proposed benefits, such as increased effectiveness and efficiency, production of high-quality products/services, creation of added business value, and stimulation of innovation and design. Impacts of such research on the academic community, the industrial and business world, and policy-makers are discussed.

Key words: Big data, Business value, Information systems, Information science