Design Research in Information Systems: Theory and Practice

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 14, 2010 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
It is 5 years since the publication of the seminal paper on “Design Science in Information Systems Research” by Hevner, March, Park, and Ram in MIS Quarterly and the initiation of the Information Technology and Systems department of the Communications of AIS. These events in 2004 are markers in the move of design science to the forefront of information systems research. A suf cient interval has elapsed since then to allow assessment of from where the eld has come and where it should go. Design science research and behavioral science research started as dual tracks when IS was a young eld. By the 1990s, the in ux of behavioral scientists started to dominate the number of design scientists and the eld moved in that direction. By the early 2000s, design people were having dif culty publishing in mainline IS journals and in being tenured in many universities. Yes, an annual Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) was established in 1991 in conju- tion with the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and grew each year. But that was the extent of design science recognition. Fortunately, a revival is underway. By 2009, when this foreword was written, the fourth DESRIST c- ference has been held and plans are afoot for the 2010 meeting. Design scientists regained respect and recognition in many venues where they previously had little.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Design Science Research
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References
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2 Design Science Research in Information Systems
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References
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3 Design Science Research Frameworks
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References
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4 On Design Theory
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References
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12 A Design Language for Knowledge Management Systems KMS
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13 On Integrating Action Research and Design Research
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References
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14 Design Science in the Management Disciplines
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References
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A Critical Realist Approach
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5 Twelve Theses on Design Science Research in InformationSystems
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References
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6 A Science of Design for SoftwareIntensive Systems
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References
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7 People and Design
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Past and Present
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9 Evaluation
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10 The Use of Focus Groups in Design Science Research
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11 Design and Creativity
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A Taxonomy
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17 Disseminating Design Science Research
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References
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Looking to the Future
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References
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Appendix A
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Appendix B Exemplar Publications of Design ScienceResearch in Information Systems
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Contributors
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Index
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