The Dynamics of International Information Systems

Anatomy of a Grounded Theory Investigation

  • Hans Lehmann

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hans Lehmann
    Pages 1-8
  3. Hans Lehmann
    Pages 19-21
  4. Hans Lehmann
    Pages 23-51
  5. Hans Lehmann
    Pages 99-132
  6. Hans Lehmann
    Pages 207-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-228

About this book


With this new monograph, Hans Lehmann demonstrates the efficacy of using the Grounded Theory method to study the factors that lead to success – or failure – in the creation and ongoing management of the international information systems (IIS) within global enterprises. He presents three cases of large transnational companies he worked with in this study and describes in detail the steps in the analysis of findings and the incremental conceptualization that finally result in a substantive theory of IIS. There is also a companion website that contains a full set of analysis notes to add a further level of detail. Grounded Theory was developed in the social sciences as a means of recording, analyzing, understanding and then fully explaining what was happening within a given social situation - so that theories could be developed that were firmly grounded in those circumstantial facts. The method is very well-suited to solving information systems problems in any enterprise setting, let alone in those situations peculiar to multi-national enterprises.


IS research Service-oriented Computing grounded theory information system information systems multi-national enterprise qualitative research

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Lehmann
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information ManagementVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5749-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5750-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
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