Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 1 / Edition 1

Information Systems Theory: Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 1 / Edition 1

by Yogesh K. Dwivedi
     
 

Why do IS research submissions either demonstrate an inappropriate use of existing theories and/or models or lack it completely? Perhaps because there are so many theories that come from so many disparate disciplines, from computer science through sociology. It is subsequently not an easy task for researchers to find adequate information on a theory of interest in

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Why do IS research submissions either demonstrate an inappropriate use of existing theories and/or models or lack it completely? Perhaps because there are so many theories that come from so many disparate disciplines, from computer science through sociology. It is subsequently not an easy task for researchers to find adequate information on a theory of interest in order to further understand it and apply it in a new research context. Consequently, the researchers use various papers that are available, which have utilized the theory of interest but, again, these papers either do not present a full account of the theory or, based on the authors’ needs, they present a slightly modified and fragmented version of the particular theory.

Although such a severe deficiency exists in a vital area of IS knowledge, apart from an AIS Wiki site (Schneberger & Wade, 2009) and a recently edited volume by Dwivedi which contains in-depth coverage on a limited number of theories, no attempt has been made to provide a comprehensive and in-depth account, coverage and collection of many prominent theories, models and related research approaches appropriate to IS research. A literary and meta-analytic collection of theories will provide a valuable aid to IS research, IS researchers and practitioners and IS students.

The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories, models and related research approaches utilized within Information Systems research. To achieve the overall mission, the proposed book will fulfill the following objectives:

  • To provide a descriptive understanding of the various theories and models applicable to study IS/IT management related issues.
  • To outline and describe, for each of the various theories and models, independent and dependent constructs, reference discipline/originating area, originating author(s), seminal articles, level of analysis (i.e. firm, individual, industry) and links with other theories.
  • To provide a critical review/ meta-analysis of IS/IT management articles which have utilized a particular theory/model.
  • To establish a link between a particular theory/model and research approaches/methods used in IS research.
  • To provide examples/descriptions of real world applications of the various theories on the basis of empirical studies.
  • To provide an understanding of traditional and contemporary methods for testing and building the theories and models.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441961075
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Integrated Series in Information Systems, #28
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

The Updated DeLone and McLean Model of Information Systems Success.- If They Build It, Will They Come? The Technology Acceptance Model.- A Bibliometric Analysis of Articles Citing the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology.- Why do People Reject Technologies: A Review of User Resistance Theories.- Task-Technology Fit Theory: A Survey and Synopsis of the Literature.- Migrating Processes from Physical to Virtual Environments: Process Virtualization Theory.- The Theory of Deferred Action: Purposive Design as Deferred Systems for Emergent Orgaisations.- Resource-based View Theory.- On the Business Value of Information Technology: A Theory of Slack Resources.- Portfolio Theory: The Contribution of Markowitz's Theory to Information System Area.- The Theory of the Lemon Markets in IS Research.- The Technology: Organization- Environment Framework.- Contingency Theory in Information Systems Research.- IT and Porter's Competitive Forces Model and Strategies.- Information Technology and Organisational Performance: Reviewing the Business Value of IT Literature.- Applying "Business Case" Construct Using the "Diffusion of Innovations" Theory Framework: Empirical Case Study in the Higher Edcuation.- Punctuated Equilibrium Theory in IS Research.- Discrepancy Theory Models of Satisfaction in is Research.- Institutional Change and Green IS: Towards Problem-driven, Mechanism-based Explanations.- A Multi-level Social Network Perspective on ICT Adoption.- Expectation Confirmation Theory in Information System Research: A Review and Analysis.- Stakeholder Theory & Applications in Information Systems.

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