Evaluating and developing theories in the information systems discipline

Weber, Ron (2012) Evaluating and developing theories in the information systems discipline. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 13 1: 1-30.

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Author Weber, Ron
Title Evaluating and developing theories in the information systems discipline
Journal name Journal of the Association for Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1536-9323‎
1558-3457
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 30
Place of publication Atlanta, GA United States
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper articulates a framework and criteria that can be used to evaluate the quality of theories. While the framework and criteria have general applicability, my focus is the evaluation of theories within the information systems discipline. To illustrate the usefulness of the framework and criteria, I show how they can be employed to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of a theory which, based upon citation evidence, has had a significant impact on other researchers within the information systems discipline. Because the evaluation of existing theories often provides the basis for refining existing theories or building new theories, I also show how the framework and criteria can be used to inform the development of high-quality theory.
Keyword Associations
Theoretical importance
Theoretical novelty
Theory building
Theory evaluation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
 
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