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Socio-Technical IS Design Science Research: Developing Design Theory for IS Integration Management

Carlsson, Sven LU ; Henningsson, Stefan LU ; Hrastinski, Stefan LU and Keller, Christina (2011) In Information Systems and e-Business Management 9(1). p.109-131
Abstract
Design science research is an essential part of IS research since the field

should not only try to understand how the world is, but also how to change it. We argue that the aim of IS design science research should be to develop practical knowledge not only for the design of novel information technology (IT), but also for IS governance and management. Whereas at least some methodological support exists for researchers engaged in IT-centric design science research, limited support is available for researchers who want to develop design knowledge and theory for IS governance and management. To overcome this shortcoming, we suggest a sociotechnical IS design science research approach. The approach has four main activities: (1)... (More)
Design science research is an essential part of IS research since the field

should not only try to understand how the world is, but also how to change it. We argue that the aim of IS design science research should be to develop practical knowledge not only for the design of novel information technology (IT), but also for IS governance and management. Whereas at least some methodological support exists for researchers engaged in IT-centric design science research, limited support is available for researchers who want to develop design knowledge and theory for IS governance and management. To overcome this shortcoming, we suggest a sociotechnical IS design science research approach. The approach has four main activities: (1) identifying problem situations and desired outcomes, (2) reviewing extant theories, knowledge and data, (3) proposing/refining design theory and knowledge, and (4) testing design theory and knowledge. The applicability and usefulness of the proposed approach is shown by means of a design science research project concerning IS integration management in the context of mergers and acquisitions. (Less)
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Information Systems and e-Business Management
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109 - 131
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Springer Verlag
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1617-9846
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10.1007/s10257-010-0140-6
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English
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should not only try to understand how the world is, but also how to change it. We argue that the aim of IS design science research should be to develop practical knowledge not only for the design of novel information technology (IT), but also for IS governance and management. Whereas at least some methodological support exists for researchers engaged in IT-centric design science research, limited support is available for researchers who want to develop design knowledge and theory for IS governance and management. To overcome this shortcoming, we suggest a sociotechnical IS design science research approach. The approach has four main activities: (1) identifying problem situations and desired outcomes, (2) reviewing extant theories, knowledge and data, (3) proposing/refining design theory and knowledge, and (4) testing design theory and knowledge. The applicability and usefulness of the proposed approach is shown by means of a design science research project concerning IS integration management in the context of mergers and acquisitions.},
  author       = {Carlsson, Sven and Henningsson, Stefan and Hrastinski, Stefan and Keller, Christina},
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  series       = {Information Systems and e-Business Management},
  title        = {Socio-Technical IS Design Science Research: Developing Design Theory for IS Integration Management},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10257-010-0140-6},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2011},
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