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313-340 Leitheiser, R. , MIS Skills for the 1990s: A Survey of MIS Managers' Perception, Journal of Management Information Systems, 9(1), 1992, pp. , Analysis of technical skills in job advertisements targeted to software developers, Informatics in Education, 4(1), 2005, pp. W. , The IS expectation gap: Industry expectations versus academic preparation, MIS Quarterly, 17(3), 1993, pp. K. , Information systems skills: Achieving alignment between the curriculum and the needs of the is professionals in the future, Data Base, 26(4), 1995, pp.

The IS expectation gap: Industry expectations versus academic preparation, MIS Quarterly, 17(3), 1993, pp. K. , Information systems skills: Achieving alignment between the curriculum and the needs of the is professionals in the future, Data Base, 26(4), 1995, pp. K. O. Box 3000, FIN90014 Oulun yliopisto, FI 2 E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, US 3 School of Management, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902, US Abstract: This paper suggests that the interpretation and development of IT occupations as knowledge work might provide a more realistic avenue to proceed towards more professional practice in the IT field rather than the ambition of trying to establish them as true professions.

16 J. Iivari, R. K. Klein knowledge (SWEBOK 2004) as well as a code of ethics and professional practices (SWECOE 2000). More recently, IFIP has also started a program to promote professionalization. The IFIP Professional Practice Task Force recommends that IFIP should initiate a vigorous activity to promote professionalism worldwide (IFIP 2007). The Task Force also emphasizes that the voice of the IT practitioner should be clearly and powerfully expressed alongside other competing groups. Whilst these goals are laudable, IFIP is somewhat silent on how to effect such professionalization, in particular when it is still an open question if the aforementioned ACM/ IEEE project will manage to establish SE as a profession with associated accreditation, certification and licensing practices.

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