The hole in the whole: a response to Allen and March

Shanks, Graeme and Weber, Ron (2012) The hole in the whole: a response to Allen and March. MIS Quarterly, 36 3: 965-980.

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Author Shanks, Graeme
Weber, Ron
Title The hole in the whole: a response to Allen and March
Journal name MIS Quarterly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0276-7783
Publication date 2012-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 36
Issue 3
Start page 965
End page 980
Total pages 16
Place of publication Minneapolis, MN, United States
Publisher M I S Research Center
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Allen and March provide a critique of one of our papers in which we argue composites should be represented as entities/objects in a conceptual model rather than relationships/associations (Shanks et al. 2008). They contend we have addressed a non-issue. Furthermore, they argue our theoretical rationale and empirical evidence have flaws. In this paper, we provide a response to their arguments. We show that the issue we address is substantive. We show, also, that our theoretical analysis and empirical results are robust. We find, instead, that Allen and March's theoretical arguments and empirical evidence have flaws.
Keyword Aggregation
Conceptual modeling
Empirical research
Entity-relationship model
Information systems development
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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