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Title: A proposed conceptual basis for mode 2 business and management research and development projects based on design science research principles
Authors : Gerber, Nicole
Tucker, Matthew
Hofer, Susanne
Extent : 22
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wädenswil
Issue Date: Dec-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Language : English
Subjects : Information Systems Research; Management Research; Business Research; Artefacts; DSR Cycle; Quality criteria framework
Subject (DDC) : 658: General Management
Abstract: Due to progressing digitalisation and automatisation, the disciplines of Information Systems and Business / Management will increasingly be merging. It is assumed, therefore, that in Business and Management Research (BMR), there will be a greater demand for artefacts such as conceptual models, particularly in collaborative, Mode 2 research and development projects. Such endeavours require adequate conceptual frameworks, catering for diverse, creative and iterative steps including complementary (multi-)method application in order to handle complexity, uncertainty, user engagement and differing assumptions in a fast-paced environment. They need to be able to do this while rigorously addressing questions in their field or organisation of professionals. Design Science Research (DSR) has been suggested as an suitable approach to fulfil these needs. While numerous examples of applying DSR principles have been reported with respect to Information Systems Research (ISR), the application in BMR has so far been rather modest. This article presents a conceptual basis of DSR principles to apply in Mode 2 BMR artefact development projects, accompanied by a framework for a systematic quality evaluation. By doing so, the article contributes to the advancement of the emerging convergence of BMR and ISR by presenting guidelines embracing iterative and systematic procedures for BMR and ISR researchers.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Facility Management (IFM)
Publication type: Working Paper – Expertise – Study
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4971
ISSN: 1662-985X
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