Theory Emergence in IS Research: The Grounded Theory Method Applied

Olbrich, Sebastian ; Müller, Benjamin ; Niederman, Fred

Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2011
Book title: Sprouts : working papers on information environments, systems and organizations
Conference title: 10. JAIS Theory Development Workshop
Location of the conference venue: Shanghai
Date of the conference: 2011
Place of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Publishing house: AIS
ISSN: 1535-6078
Edition: Online Ressource
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Wirtschaftsinformatik IV (Mädche -2015)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Where IS research aims at theory building and testing, the vast bulk of theory is borrowed from reference disciplines. While this provides some momentum for research output, it also tends to shift the focus of research away from direct observation of central, core IS issues. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a larger goal of propelling forward indigenous IS theory. To do so we begin with grounded theory (GT) studies published in the Basket of Eight journals. For each identified paper, we analyze the topics, constructs, results, and implicit or stated theory considering the degree to which these papers individually and collectively contribute to an indigenous body of IS theory. Based on our analysis, we consider GT studies suggestive of positive directions for indigenous IS theory development. We encourage continued research and publication of inductive studies as a promising means toward this end.
Additional information: Online Ressource

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