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Memorandum on design-oriented information systems research


Information Systems Research (“Wirtschaftsinformatik”) basically follows two research approaches: the behavioristic approach and the design-oriented approach. In this memorandum, 10 authors propose principles of design-oriented information systems research. Moreover, the memorandum is supported by 111 full professors from the German-speaking scientific community, who with their signature advocate the principles specified therein.

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Correspondence to Hubert Österle.

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(This memorandum was originally published in German in the Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (zfbf), Volume 62, pp. 662–672 and is translated and reprinted here with the kind permission of Fachverlag der Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt GmbH. The authors would like to acknowledge the generous assistance of EJIS Senior Associate Editor Nicholas Romano who helped with the translation from the German.)

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Österle, H., Becker, J., Frank, U. et al. Memorandum on design-oriented information systems research. Eur J Inf Syst 20, 7–10 (2011).

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  • information systems research
  • business systems engineering
  • research methodology
  • design science research
  • behavioral research publication