Information Systems Action Research

An Applied View of Emerging Concepts and Methods

  • Ned Kock

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Methodological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Checkland, Sue Holwell
      Pages 3-17
    3. David Avison, Richard Baskerville, Michael D. Myers
      Pages 19-41
    4. Allen S. Lee
      Pages 43-60
    5. António Dias de Figueiredo, Paulo Rupino da Cunha
      Pages 61-96
    6. Judy McKay, Peter Marshall
      Pages 131-158
  3. IS Action Research in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Simon Bell, Trevor Wood-Harper
      Pages 161-191
    3. Ola Henfridsson, Rikard Lindgren
      Pages 193-216
    4. Darren B. Meister, Christopher M. Gronski
      Pages 217-239
    5. Rajiv Kohli, Ellen D. Hoadley
      Pages 241-253
    6. Pak Yoong, David Pauleen, Brent Gallupe
      Pages 255-275
  4. Current Debate on IS Action Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Richard Baskerville
      Pages 313-326
    3. Ravi Narayanaswamy, Varun Grover
      Pages 327-353
    4. Peter Axel Nielsen
      Pages 355-375
    5. Robert M. Davison, Maris G. Martinsons
      Pages 377-394
    6. John Teofil Nosek
      Pages 405-419
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 421-426

About this book


Information Systems Action Research is organized into three parts: (1) The first part focuses on the methodological issues that arise when action research methods are conducted. (2) The second part provides examples of action research in practice. (3) The third part will summarize the philosophical foundations of action research and its application as a methodology in Information Systems research and research programs.

The book will include chapters from Europe, Australasia, and the Americas representing different traditions and perspectives in action research. These chapters will come from prominent scholars in the areas, who are widely recognized as authors of seminal ideas in action research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ned Kock
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A & M International UniversityLaredoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-36059-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-36060-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
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