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Theorizing in Information Systems Research Using Focus Groups

France Belanger
2012 Australasian Journal of Information Systems  
This paper presents a review of focus group research in the information systems literature, and provides a discussion of how and when the focus group research method can be the most appropriate method  ...  to use for IS theorizing.  ...  Then, a discussion of the applicability of the focus group research method to the field of information systems and the potential role of focus groups in IS theorizing are provided and illustrated by research  ... 
doi:10.3127/ajis.v17i2.695 fatcat:kgvgfurusbezfmjvxkveantnuq

Reviewing the Role of Culture in Strategic Information Systems Research: A Call for Prescriptive Theorizing on Culture Management

Tyge-F. Kummer, Theresa Schmiedel
2016 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
Culture is an important topic in strategic information systems (IS) research, particularly because information technology (IT) projects are often accompanied by cultural challenges.  ...  Through focus groups, the authors find that the strategic alignment between these functions, in turn, depends on communication, collaboration, trust, and shared domain knowledge.  ...  Strategic IS Research Reviewing the Role of Culture in Strategic Information Systems Research: A Call for Prescriptive Theorizing on Culture Management 139 Volume 38 Paper 5  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03805 fatcat:45okhuzfvbf2xafdebx6hy242m

Reassessing and refining theory in qualitative accounting research

Lynda C. Taylor
2018 Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management  
Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management 1 Reassessing and refining theory in qualitative accounting research: An illustrative account of theorizing Abstract Purpose -This paper focuses on the  ...  Practical implications - The paper is intended to be informative in showing how theory can be used and developed during research. It may be of value and interest to new and emerging researchers.  ...  that focus exclusively on the use of theory.  ... 
doi:10.1108/qram-09-2017-0090 fatcat:avurrxuqvva7lc7dpd7hkbecma

A Meta-theory for Understanding IS in Socio-technical Systems

Dominic Thomas, Saurabh Gupta, Robert P. Bostrom
2008 Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)  
Information systems (IS) research often attempts to examine and explain how technology leads to outcomes through usage of information technology (IT).  ...  The paper also provides illustrations on reviewing literature using AST in the virtual team domain as well as an illustration of theory development using meta-theory in the domain of technology-mediated  ...  Introduction The role of information systems (IS) and information technologies (IT) in organizational change has been a subject of large investment and a topic for a lot of research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2008.28 dblp:conf/hicss/ThomasGB08 fatcat:adrryfuesrew7jhicoffmd2p4y

Research Commentary: Desperately Seeking the "IT" in IT Research—A Call to Theorizing the IT Artifact

Wanda J. Orlikowski, C. Suzanne Iacono
2001 Information systems research  
T he field of information systems is premised on the centrality of information technology in everyday socio-economic life.  ...  Yet, drawing on a review of the full set of articles published in Information Systems Research (ISR) over the past ten years, we argue that the field has not deeply engaged its core subject matter-the  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions (or recommendations) expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1287/isre. fatcat:wknzyrtsjnghzltyagqanvjmtq

Giving Voice to Feminist Projects in MIS Research

Lynette Kvasny, Anita Greenhill, Eileen M. Trauth
2005 International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction  
In this paper, we explore the methodological and epistemological implications of conducting feminist projects in management information systems (MIS) research.  ...  We propose three criteria for giving voice to feminist projects in MIS research: (a) challenging the hegemonic dominance, legitimacy, and appropriateness of positivist epistemologies, (b) theorizing from  ...  In this essay, we focus on the dis-cipline of MIS.  ... 
doi:10.4018/jthi.2005010101 fatcat:jlcfgfiwxvfalnbwnv5ej4ooq4

Exploring the Scientific Impact of Information Systems Design Science Research

Gerit Wagner, HEC Montréal, Canada & Regensburg University, Germany, ulian Prester, Guido Schryen, UNSW Sydney, Australia, Paderborn University, Germany
2021 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
While design science research has established its position as a prominent field of research in the IS community, there is a lack of transparency regarding the impact of recent information systems design  ...  In this study, we focus on active, IS-specific DSR areas and consider papers published in the AIS Senior Scholars' basket of journals between 2004 and 2014.  ...  A grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG) for the research project "Epistemological Advances through Qualitative Literature Reviews in Information Systems Research" supported this research.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.04837 fatcat:4ofuqlvrofb6lauglxyiugjr6a

Rethinking Research on Forming Typologies of Homelessness

William McAllister, Mary Clare Lennon, Li Kuang
2011 American Journal of Public Health  
We discuss problems with the theorization of this typology and with the research design, data analysis, and time-aggregated conceptualization and measurement of temporality in the empirical work supporting  ...  In homelessness research and policymaking, it seems to be axiomatic that single adults experience 3 temporally based types of homelessness: chronic, episodic, and transitional.  ...  We thank George Gavrilis for his usual thoughtful comments and Jill Glover and Naxin Wang for their research assistance.  ... 
doi:10.2105/ajph.2010.300074 pmid:21389289 pmcid:PMC3052334 fatcat:432ul66tbzenbapudowz6rk5em

New Words and Old Books: Challenging Conventional Discourses about Domain and Theory in Information Systems Research [chapter]

Bonnie Kaplan, Lynette Kvasny, Steve Sawyer, Eileen M. Trauth
2003 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
In this panel, we address the question: "How does iriformation systems (IS) research in nonbusiness domains push the IS field forward?"  ...  We pursue this question by focusing on the contemporary intellectual discourse of our community regarding appropriate domains, the sources of theory, and the common levels of analysis in IS research.  ...  This theoretical lens is little explored in information systems research.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35634-1_27 fatcat:ggb4gltjwnhzrkdfzg62mvjdyu

Event Attention, Environmental Sensemaking, and Change in Institutional Logics: An Inductive Analysis of the Effects of Public Attention to Clinton's Health Care Reform Initiative

Amit Nigam, William Ocasio
2010 Organization science (Providence, R.I.)  
While specifying that theorization draws on the use of cultural toolkits and repertoires (Swidler 1986), prior research stops short of detailing 8 mechanisms by which new logics are theorized.  ...  Prior research has focused on understanding the conditions under which it is possible or likely for embedded agents to theorize new institutional logics.  ...  In positing the need for reform legislation, event attention and sensemaking focused on theorization of alternatives to the existing system developed by organized interest groups and in communities of  ... 
doi:10.1287/orsc.1090.0490 fatcat:vmrrdpsxbbharp42q6jb2dyknu

Applying and theorizing institutional frameworks in IS research

François-Xavier DeVaujany, Sabine Carton, Nathalie Mitev, Cécile Romeyer
2014 Information Technology and People  
This article investigates how Information Systems researchers apply institutional theoretical frameworks.  ...  We suggest that these three groups represent possible patterns of the use of 'meta' social theories in IS research, reflecting a search for disciplinary legitimacy.  ...  Nor do they highlight how researchers applied the theories, which is the specific focus of our paper as we are interested in the theorization process itself.  ... 
doi:10.1108/itp-10-2013-0185 fatcat:cc3s2witefexjaozsabqppekoa

Toward an Approach to Generate Forward-Looking Theories Using Systems Concepts [chapter]

Kosheek Sewchurran, Irwin Brown
2011 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
As a means of illuminating how to go about developing such theories, the paper provides a brief overview of how soft systems methodology and work systems method concepts can be used in a theorizing framework  ...  The need to generate original theory about information systems phenomena and ensure that such outputs are forward looking is an important concern.  ...  As researchers in Information Systems, we are interested in explaining the interaction between information technology and human beings.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21364-9_2 fatcat:673mu7q4yrarbdgqtgae4ivbne

Theorizing ICT4D Research

Richard Heeks
2007 Information Technologies and International Development  
In such articles, the explanation of the theory used tends to be relatively brief, because the main focus of the article is the case application of the theory rather than the theory itself.  ...  sciences. • The C of ICT4D-work drawing from communication studies. • The T of ICT4D-work drawing from information systems.  ...  (We prefer the term "development informatics" to "ICT4D" because the former is less technocentric and allows an equal focus on information, knowledge, and information systems as well as on ICTs.  ... 
doi:10.1162/itid.2007.3.3.1 fatcat:uadkpvk22ngrldooshjgi5ltje

Why we need to examine multiple social network sites

Airi Lampinen
2016 Communication and the Public  
How might our conceptualizations of social media and social interaction change if we were to explore a wider range of systems to enrich our theorizing?  ...  The hyper-concentration of research on mainstream social media sites like Facebook and Twitter comes at the cost of lesser emphasis on, if not the exclusion of, other platforms and practices.  ...  A risk in focusing on dominant social network sites, then, lies in inadvertently undermining the active choices individuals and communities make regarding the systems that they use.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2057047316681171 fatcat:agl5onuarjfqppvpsurdtv7b64

Team Microdynamics: Toward an Organizing Approach to Teamwork

Stephen E. Humphrey, Federico Aime
2014 The Academy of Management Annals  
In this article, we outline the limitations of the prevailing static collectivist explanations in team research and suggest how an increased emphasis on a microdynamics-oriented approach that takes into  ...  Team researchers in the field of organizational behavior (OB) seem to be increasingly aware of the need to embrace the organizing nature of teams.  ...  s (2000) book on Groups as Complex Systems-perhaps the most forward-thinking work on multi-period/multi-level research on teamwork-used the "group" label as an overarching term for work collectives, and  ... 
doi:10.1080/19416520.2014.904140 fatcat:mjdan2ikrjgpjiccig4z5n7464
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