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Enacting Research Methods in Information Systems: Volume 2

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  • Presents the most interesting and compelling articles pertaining to the enactment of research methods used to study information systems from the 30-year publication history of the Journal of Information Technology (JIT)
  • Discusses areas often marginalized in mainstream IS research such as research informed by methods and perspectives from Critical theory and Grounded theory
  • Includes Historical Approaches as well as path-breaking innovative perspectives

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This edited three volume edition brings together significant papers previously published in the Journal of information Technology (JIT) over its 30 year publication history. The three volumes of Enacting Research Methods in Information Systems celebrate the methodological pluralism used to advance our understanding of information technology's role in the world today. In addition to quantitative methods from the positivist tradition, JIT also values methodological articles from critical research perspectives, interpretive traditions, historical perspectives, grounded theory, and action research and design science approaches.

Volume 1 covers Critical Research, Grounded Theory, and Historical Approaches. Volume 2 deals with Interpretive Approaches and also explores Action Research. Volume 3 focuses on Design Science Approaches and discusses Alternative Approaches including Semiotics Research, Complexity Theory and Gender in IS Research.

The Journal of Information Technology (JIT) was started in 1986 by Professors Frank Land and Igor Aleksander with the aim of bringing technology and management together and bridging the ‘great divide’ between the two disciplines. The Journal was created with the vision of making the impact of complex interactions and developments in technology more accessible to a wider audience. Retaining this initial focus, the JIT has gone on to extend into new and innovative areas of research such as the launch of JITTC in 2010. A high impact journal, JIT shall continue to publish leading trends based on significant research in the field. 

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Introduction

  2. Interpretive Research Approaches

  3. Action Research Approaches

Editors and Affiliations

  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

    Leslie P. Willcocks

  • Oxford University, UK

    Chris Sauer

  • University of Missouri-St Louis, USA

    Mary C. Lacity

About the editors

Leslie P. Willcocks is Professor of Technology, Work, and Globalization at the Department of Management at London School of Economics, UK.

Chris Sauer is a senior tutor at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, UK and an associate fellow of the Said Business School, UK.

Mary C. Lacity is Curators' Professor of Information Systems and an International Business Fellow at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, US.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Enacting Research Methods in Information Systems: Volume 2

  • Editors: Leslie P. Willcocks, Chris Sauer, Mary C. Lacity

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Assocation for Information Technology Trust 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-29268-7Published: 24 May 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-80526-9Published: 27 May 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-29269-4Published: 27 May 2016

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 234

  • Topics: Business Information Systems

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