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Community on the watch: making sense of is research through the lens of espoused theories of is

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  • F.X. De Vaujany

    (CERAG - Centre d'études et de recherches appliquées à la gestion - Grenoble 2 UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - CNRS, IAE Grenoble - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises - Grenoble - Grenoble 2 UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France)

  • Nicolas Lesca

    (CERAG - Centre d'études et de recherches appliquées à la gestion - Grenoble 2 UPMF - Université Pierre Mendès France - CNRS)

  • C. Fomin

    (Dept. of Informatics - university Vytautas Magnus)

  • C. Loebbecke

    (dept of business, media - University of Cologne)

Community on the Watch: Making Sense of IS Research through the Lens of Espoused Theories of IS In the IS field there has been an ongoing tradition to study the publication output of the community in order to evaluate the current and potential situation of IS research. In this work, we follow a different strategy and study what IS research claims to be. We look at those so-called 'espoused theories of IS' as found in the General Editorials Statements (GES) of IS journals. Based on the AISWorld journal ranking, we collected GES for 30 leading IS journals for the years 1997 and 2007. We applied thematic, lexicometric, and factor analyses to the datasets of the 1997 and the 2007 GES. Our results show that the representation of IS research in the GES has changed little over the last decade.

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Date of creation: 2009
Publication status: Published in Cahiers de recherche n° 2009 03 E5. 2009, 27 p
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00516667
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