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Information Systems Theory

Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 2

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  • Brings all IS theory together for first time in book form

  • A practical reference for practitioners and researchers

  • Covers all models and research approaches

Part of the book series: Integrated Series in Information Systems (ISIS, volume 29)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Transactive Memory and Its Application in IS Research

    • Dorit Nevo, Ron Ophir
    Pages 41-58
  3. A Summary and Review of Galbraith’s Organizational Information Processing Theory

    • Clemens Haußmann, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Krishna Venkitachalam, Michael D. Williams
    Pages 71-93
  4. ERP Diffusion and Assimilation Using IT-Innovation Framework

    • Husam Abu-Khadra, Khalifeh Ziadat
    Pages 159-184
  5. The Yield Shift Theory of Satisfaction and Its Application to the IS/IT Domain

    • Robert O. Briggs, Bruce A. Reinig, Gert-Jan de Vreede
    Pages 185-217
  6. Intention-Based Models: The Theory of Planned Behavior Within the Context of IS

    • Enas Al-Lozi, Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou
    Pages 219-239
  7. The Potential of Critical Realism in IS Research

    • Sven A. Carlsson
    Pages 281-304
  8. The Mikropolis Model: A Framework for Transdisciplinary Research of Information Systems in Society

    • Jan-Hendrik Wahoff, João Porto de Albuquerque, Arno Rolf
    Pages 367-386

About this book

The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives:

  • To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management 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 that have used a particular theory/model.
  • To discuss how a theory can be used to better understand how information systems can be effectively deployed in today’s digital world.  

This book contributes to our understanding of a number of theories and models. The theoretical contribution of this book is that it analyzes and synthesizes the relevant literature in order to enhance knowledge of IS theories and models from various perspectives. To cater to the information needs of a diverse spectrum of readers, this book is structured into two volumes, with each volume further broken down into two sections.

The first section of Volume 1 presents detailed descriptions of a set of theories centered around the IS lifecycle, including the Success Model, Technology Acceptance Model, User Resistance Theories, and four others. The second section of Volume 1 contains strategic and economic theories, including a Resource-Based View, Theory of Slack Resources, Portfolio Theory, Discrepancy Theory Models, and eleven others.

The first section of Volume 2 concerns socio-psychological theories. These include Personal Construct Theory, Psychological Ownership, Transactive Memory, Language-Action Approach, and nine others.   The second section of Volume 2 deals with methodological theories, including Critical Realism, Grounded Theory, Narrative Inquiry, Work System Method, and four others.

Together, these theories provide a rich tapestry of knowledge around the use of theory in IS research. Since most of these theories are from contributing disciplines, they provide a window into the world of external thought leadership.

Keywords

  • IS Models
  • IS Research
  • IS Theory
  • Information Systems

Editors and Affiliations

  • , School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom

    Yogesh K. Dwivedi

  • IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Michael R. Wade

  • Principia College, Elsah, USA

    Scott L. Schneberger

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Softcover Book
USD 219.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)