Information Systems Research Methods, Epistemology and Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1605660418
  • ISBN-13: 9781605660417
  • DDC: 658.403
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 412 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Presents a collection of recent empirical studies in information systems. Provides cases of innovative approaches to evaluation, as well as examples of effective organizational approaches to analyzing, summarizing, and presenting empirical data sets and conclusions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgment.
1: Information Systems Research Concepts.
2: Methodology.
Conducting Research in Information Systems:An Epistemological Journey.
Introduction.
Fundamental Epistemological /Ontological Questions.
A Look Into the Information Systems Field.
The Limitations of Positivism.
Relativism and IS.
Interpretive Approaches to Information Systems Research.
Conclusion.
References.
Further Reading.
Understanding Ontology and Epistemology in Information Systems Research.
Introduction.
Background.
Understanding Ontology.
Understanding Epistemology.
Philosophical Assumptions.
Resolving Threats of Inconsistencies.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
References.
Additional Readings.
3: Guidelines.
A Grounded Theory Study of Enterprise Systems Implementation: Lessons Learned from the Irish Health Services.
Introduction.
Investigative Focus.
A Call for Interpretivism.
A Grounded Perspective.
The Application of GTM.
Reflections on GTM in Practice.
Future Research Directions.
Conclusion.
References.
Endnotes.
A Critical Theory Approach to Information Technology Transfer to the Developing World and a Critique of Maintained Assumptions in the Literature.
Introduction.
Dialectical Materialism, Globalization, and IT Transfer.
Critique of the Maintained Assumptions of Two Papers from the Mainstream IT Transfer Literature.
Conclusion.
Acknowledgment.
References.
The Challenge of Transdisciplinarity in Information Systems Research: Towards an Integrative Platform.
Introduction.
Background.
The Mikropolis Platform.
Transdisciplinarity in Practice.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
Acknowledgment.
References.
Additional Reading.
Endnotes.
4: Epistemology.
A Guide to Non-Disclosure Agreements for Researchers Using Public and Private Sector Sources.
Introduction and Objectives.
Background.
Legal Overview.
Literature Review.
Guidelines.
Derivative Works.
Future Trends.
Conclusion.
Limitations and Directions for Future Research.
Note.
Acknowledgment.
References.
Additional Sources.
Key Terms.
Endnote.
Appendix.
Applied Multi-case Research in a Mixed-method Research Project:Customer Configuration Updating Improvement.
Multiple Case Study Research.
The Research and Its Method.
The Case Study Protocol, Database, and Report.
Conducting the Research.
Discussion.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
Additional Readings.
References.
Endnotes.
Historical Research in Information System Field: From Data Collection to Theory Creation.
Introduction and Background.
Research Methodology in Historical Studies.
Solutions and Recommendations.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
References.
Additional Reading.
5: Information Systems Research Applications.
6: Software Development.
A Multi-Methodological Approach to Study Systems Development in a Software Organization.
Introduction.
Related Research.
Developing the Methodology.
Research Process.
Summary of Findings.
Discussion.
Summary and Future Work.
References.
Additional Readings.
Usability Evaluation Meets Design:The Case of Bisco Office™.
Usability Evaluation Methods.
Knowledge Transfer.
Method.
Case Description.
The Experiment.
Issues Arising.
Lessons Learned.
Future Research Directions.
References.
An Analysis-Form of Soft Systems Methodology for Information Systems Maintenance.
Background.
Literature Review.
Analysis-Form of SSM for IS Maintenance.
Discussion.
Conclusion.
References.
Design Science: A Case Study in Information Systems Re-Engineering.
Introduction.
Design Science Background.
Application of Design Science Approach.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
References.
Additional Readings.
7: ICT Adoption.
Analyzing the Use of Information Systems in Logistics Industry.
Introduction.
Development of Methodology.
Data Analysis.
Case Study.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
References.
Additional Reading.
Annex.
Empirical Investigation of Critical Success Factors for Implementing Business Intelligence Systems in Multiple Engineering Asset Management Organisations.
Introduction.
Research Framework.
Research Methodology.
Results.
Overall Analysis and Discussion.
Concluding Remark.
Implication for Future Research.
Acknowledgment.
Reference.
Additional Reading.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Adoption: A Study of SMEs in Singapore.
Introduction.
Overview of IT and E-Commerce.
Development and Evolution of EDI.
Status of EDI.
The Study.
Results.
Conclusion.
References.
Endnotes.
8: Web Services.
Towards Google Earth:A History of Earth Geography.
Introduction.
Background.
Google Earth, A History of Earth Geography: Issues and Recommendations.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
References.
Additional Reading.
Empirical Studies for Web Effort Estimation.
Introduction.
Background.
Empirical Studies.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
References.
Additional Reading.
9: E-Marketing.
Mobile Marketing.
Introduction.
Background.
Characteristics of Mobile Technologies.
Mobile Marketing.
Four Ps in Marketing.
Case Studies.
Conclusion.
Future Research Directions.
References.
Additional Reading.
The Retaliatory Feedback Problem:Evidence from eBay and a Proposed Solution.
Introduction.
Background.
Research Methodology.