Community on the Watch: Making Sense of I.S. Research Through the Lens of Espoused Theories of I.S.

International Conference on Information Systems, 2009

Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche Appliquees a la Gestion Working Paper No. 2009-03E5

28 Pages Posted: 3 Oct 2010

See all articles by Francois-Xavier de Vaujany

Francois-Xavier de Vaujany

Université Paris-Dauphine

Nicolas Lesca

University of Angers - Centre de Recherches Appliquées à la Gestion (CERAG)

Vladislav Fomin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Claudia Loebbecke

University of Cologne - Department of Media and Technology Management

Date Written: September 1, 2009

Abstract

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 socalled '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.

Keywords: Espoused Theory, Information Systems (IS), Research, Expectations, General Editorial Statement (GES), IS Journals, Thematic Analysis, Lexicometric Analysis

Suggested Citation

de Vaujany, Francois-Xavier and Lesca, Nicolas and Fomin, Vladislav and Loebbecke, Claudia, Community on the Watch: Making Sense of I.S. Research Through the Lens of Espoused Theories of I.S. (September 1, 2009). Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche Appliquees a la Gestion Working Paper No. 2009-03E5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1686351

Francois-Xavier De Vaujany (Contact Author)

Université Paris-Dauphine ( email )

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Nicolas Lesca

University of Angers - Centre de Recherches Appliquées à la Gestion (CERAG) ( email )

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Grenoble Cedex 9, 38040
France

Vladislav Fomin

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Claudia Loebbecke

University of Cologne - Department of Media and Technology Management ( email )

Pohligstr. 1
Cologne, 50969
Germany

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