Letters to the Editor: Defining IT-Enabled Work Systems: Response to Alter Academic Article uri icon


  • Alter [2006] critiques our definition and use of the term work system in Jasperson, Carter, and Zmud [2005]. We respond to his conclusions by focusing on our conceptualization of work systems, of which the definition is only one part. In addition, we reemphasize and clarify our definition of work systems and discuss where we believe Alter misinterprets our work.

published proceedings

  • Communications of the Association for Information Systems

author list (cited authors)

  • Carter, P. E., Jasperson, J. S., & Zmud, R. W.

complete list of authors

  • Carter, Pamela E||Jasperson, Jon Sean||Zmud, Robert W

publication date

  • February 2006