Standalone Literature Reviews in IS Research: What Can Be Learnt From the Past and Other Fields?

International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Dublin, Ireland, 2016

8 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2018

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Guido Schryen

RWTH Aachen University

Alexander Benlian

Darmstadt University of Technology

Frantz Rowe

University of Nantes

Guy Paré

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kai R. Larsen

Leeds School of Business; Information Systems Group; Gallup

Shirley Gregor

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stacie Petter

Independent

Date Written: December 12-14, 2016

Abstract

This panel addresses the divergent expectations of the IS community on new directions in the genre of standalone literature reviews (SLRs), which synthesize and interpret a body of literature within a domain. The primary purpose of the panel is to spur a controversial discussion on a) what the IS field can learn from other fields and where it should be specific, b) how the IS field should move forward to foster the genre of SLRs, and c) what are the best approaches to train doctoral IS students in publishing SLRs. The panelists initiate a vital discussion on where the IS field can profit from considering approaches of other fields and where it should focus on IS specifics that are not shared by other fields, which SLR processes are of particular importance for the IS field, and whether and how doctoral IS students should be trained in writing SLRs.

Keywords: Standalone Literature Reviews, Cross-Field Comparison, Training Doctoral IS Students

Suggested Citation

Schryen, Guido and Benlian, Alexander and Rowe, Frantz and Paré, Guy and Larsen, Kai R. and Gregor, Shirley and Petter, Stacie, Standalone Literature Reviews in IS Research: What Can Be Learnt From the Past and Other Fields? (December 12-14, 2016). International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Dublin, Ireland, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3270036

Guido Schryen

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

Templergraben 55
Aachen, 52056
Germany

Alexander Benlian

Darmstadt University of Technology ( email )

Universitaets- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt
Magdalenenstrasse 8
Darmstadt, Hesse D-64289
Germany

Frantz Rowe

University of Nantes ( email )

1, quai de Tourville BP
Nantes Cedex 1
Nantes, 44313
France

Guy Paré

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Kai R. Larsen (Contact Author)

Leeds School of Business; Information Systems Group ( email )

995 Regent Dr.
Boulder, CO 80309-0419
United States

Gallup ( email )

901 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

Shirley Gregor

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stacie Petter

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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