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Where is the “I” in “IS Research”? The Quest for a Coherent Research Stream in the Context of Human Information Behavior

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Theory-Guided Modeling and Empiricism in Information Systems Research

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The amount of information produced by and available to every member of today’s society grows at a stunning pace. Driven by the importance of an efficient information distribution, a large field of heterogeneous research streams has developed in the course of the last four decades in various scientific domains. Major and important contributions have been created with respect to the behavior of organizations, groups and individuals towards the acquisition and processing of information. Furthermore, the outcome effects of these activities such as decision-making and sense-making have been investigated. This article focuses on literature dealing with the exploration and explanation of specific behavioral patterns occurring when individuals interact with information in computer-mediated contexts.

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Hemmer, E., Heinzl, A. (2011). Where is the “I” in “IS Research”? The Quest for a Coherent Research Stream in the Context of Human Information Behavior. In: Heinzl, A., Buxmann, P., Wendt, O., Weitzel, T. (eds) Theory-Guided Modeling and Empiricism in Information Systems Research. Physica-Verlag HD. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-2781-1_12

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