References (78)



A Guide to Conducting a Systematic Literature Review of Information Systems Research

Chitu Okoli

Concordia University, Quebec - John Molson School of Business

Kira Schabram


May 5, 2010

This working paper has been thoroughly revised and superseded by two distinct articles. The first is a revised and peer-reviewed version of the original article: Okoli, Chitu (2015), A Guide to Conducting a Standalone Systematic Literature Review. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (37:43), November 2015, pp. 879-910. This article presents a methodology for conducting a systematic literature review with many examples from IS research and references to guides with further helpful details. The article is available from Google Scholar or from the author's website. The second extension article focuses on developing theory with literature reviews: Okoli, Chitu (2015), The View from Giants’ Shoulders: Developing Theory with Theory-Mining Systematic Literature Reviews. SSRN Working Paper Series, December 8, 2015. This article identifies theory-mining reviews, which are literature reviews that extract and synthesize theoretical concepts from the source primary studies. The article demonstrates by citation analysis that, in information systems research, this kind of literature review is more highly cited than other kinds of literature review. The article provides detailed guidelines to writing a high-quality theory-mining review.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 2

Keywords: Systematic literature reviews, literature reviews, information systems research, research methodology, doctoral studies

Open PDF in Browser Download This Paper

Date posted: November 5, 2011 ; Last revised: December 9, 2015

Suggested Citation

Okoli, Chitu and Schabram, Kira, A Guide to Conducting a Systematic Literature Review of Information Systems Research (May 5, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1954824 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1954824

Contact Information

Chitu Okoli (Contact Author)
Concordia University, Quebec - John Molson School of Business ( email )
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8
HOME PAGE: http://chitu.okoli.org/pro
Kira Schabram
Independent ( email )
No Address Available
Feedback to SSRN

Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 4,892
Downloads: 1,487
Download Rank: 8,150
References:  78

© 2016 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollobot1 in 0.204 seconds