Studying Information Technology in Organizations: Research Approaches and Assumptions

@article{Orlikowski1991StudyingIT,
  title={Studying Information Technology in Organizations: Research Approaches and Assumptions},
  author={W. Orlikowski and Jack J. Baroudi},
  journal={Organizations \& Markets eJournal},
  year={1991}
}
We examined 155 information systems research articles published from 1983 to 1988 and found that although this research is not rooted in a single over-arching theoretical perspective, it does exhibit a single set of philosophical assumptions regarding the nature of the phenomena studied by information systems researchers, and what constitutes valid knowledge about those phenomena. We believe that a single research perspective for studying information systems phenomena is unnecessarily… Expand
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