Design Science as Design of Social Systems – Implications for Information Systems Research

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7286)


There are indications that contemporary IS research is increasingly concerned with the organizational environment in which information systems are part of or used in. This means that IS design science approaches could benefit from concerning themselves with the organizational environment its design artefacts are going to be implemented in, or even extend their perspectives to organizational design, in which aspects of IS usage then play a central role. This paper presents a design science approach for social systems from organizational science and discusses its implications for contemporary IS research.


design science IS design organizational design social systems design socio-technical systems design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department for Information Systems for Production and, Operations ManagementUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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