Keeping pace with the digital age: Envisioning information systems research as a platform

Thomas Grisold, Waldemar Kremser, Jan Mendling*, Jan Recker, Jan vom Brocke, Bastian Wurm

*Korrespondierende*r Autor*in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung


In this paper, we respond to Grover and Lyytinen (2022). We agree with them that the advent of the digital age is calling for a reconsideration of the role of theory and theorizing. We also think their proposal does not go far enough. The time is ripe to question the role of theory in our field more fundamentally. We propose to instead focus on establishing IS research as a platform through which we can collect, organize, and provide access to digital trace data from various sources to analyze
contemporary socio-technical phenomena. We believe that such a move allows us to more fully unleash the unique socio-technical competences of our field in the digital age.
FachzeitschriftJournal of Information Technology
Frühes Online-Datum2022
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2023

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Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by European Commission with grand Erasmus+ program [2019-1-LI01-KA203-000169] "BPM and Organizational Theory: An Integrated Reference Curriculum Design". Research by Jan Mendling is funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin under Grant No. EPP-2019–524.

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