Handbook Of Research On Contemporary Theoretical Models In Information Systems

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Theory is considered to be the bedrock of academic research, often being viewed as the foundation upon which scientific enquiry is organized and built. Despite its ubiquity throughout information systems research, there is much that remains unknown about theory. The Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems provides a comprehensive overview and coverage of various theories, models, and related approaches used within information systems research. A defining collection of field advancements, this Handbook of Research offers examples and descriptions of real-world applications of various theories based on empirical studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605666594
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 3/25/2011
  • Pages: 702
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I Theoretical Constructs and Relationships in Information Systems Research 1

Ch. II Adapting the Strurationist View of Technology for Studies at the Community/Societal Levels 18

Ch. III Employing a Grounded Theory Approach for MIS Research 34

Ch. IV Critical Realism 57

Ch. V Theory Development in Information Systems Research Using Structural Equation Modeling: Evaluation and Recommendations 77

Ch. VI An Evidence-Based Health Information System Theory 95

Ch. VII Language-Action Perspective (LAP) 113

Ch. VIII Research Directions on Incorporating Work System Method Ideas in Systems Analysis and Design 131

Ch. IX The Value of Flexibility 141

Ch. X The Theory of Deferred Action: Informing the Design of Information Systems for Complexity 164

Ch. XI Diffusion of Innovation and Capability Theory in the Context of E-Government 193

Ch. XII Evolutionary Diffusion Theory 212

Ch. XIII Contemporary Information Systems Alternative Models to TAM: A Theoretical Perspective 229

Ch. XIV Diffusion of Innovations Theory: Inconsistency Between Theory and Practice 242

Ch. XV The Technology Acceptance Model and Other User Acceptance Theories 277

Ch. XVI A Resource-Based Perspective on Information Technology, Knowledge Management, and Firm Performance 296

Ch. XVII Reconfiguring Interaction Through the E-Marketplace: A Transaction Cost Theory Based Approach 311

Ch. XVIII Applying Social Network Theory to the Effects of Information Technology Implementation 325

Ch. XIX Competing Commitments Theory 336

Ch. XX Researching IT Capabilities and Resources: An Integrative Theory of Dynamic Capabilities and Institutional Commitments 348

Ch. XXI Toward aTheory of IT-Enabled Customer Service Systems 364

Ch. XXII Expectation-Confirmation Theory: Capitalizing on Descriptive Power 384

Ch. XXIII Actor Network Theory and IS Research 403

Ch. XXIV Social Capital Theory 420

Ch. XXV Cultural Historical Activity Theory 434

Ch. XXVI Hofstede s Dimensions of National Culture in IS Research 455

Ch. XXVII What Use is Domestication Theory to Information Systems Research? 482

Ch. XXVIII Personal Construct Theory 496

Ch. XXIX Coping with Information Technology 516

Ch. XXX Holland s Vocational Theory and Personality Traits of Information Technology Professionals 529

Ch. XXXI Theory of Planned Behavior and Reasoned Action in Predicting Technology Adoption Behavior 544

Compilation of References 563

Index 654

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