Information Systems Theory

Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society, Vol. 1

  • Yogesh K. Dwivedi
  • Michael R. Wade
  • Scott L. Schneberger

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Michael D. Williams, Nripendra P. Rana, Yogesh K. Dwivedi
    Pages 37-62
  3. Mahdieh Taher
    Pages 151-163
  4. Yasser Rahrovani, Alain Pinsonneault
    Pages 165-198
  5. Pietro Cunha Dolci, Antônio Carlos Gastaud Maçada
    Pages 199-211
  6. Jan Devos, Hendrik Van Landeghem, Dirk Deschoolmeester
    Pages 213-229
  7. Christopher T. Street, James S. Denford
    Pages 335-354
  8. James J. Jiang, Gary Klein, Carol Saunders
    Pages 355-381
  9. Mohammad Alamgir Hossain, Mohammed Quaddus
    Pages 441-469
  10. Alok Mishra, Yogesh K. Dwivedi
    Pages 471-488
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 489-501

About this book


The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives:

  • To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management issues.
  • To outline and describe, for each of the various theories and models, independent and dependent constructs, reference discipline/originating area, originating author(s), seminal articles, level of analysis (i.e. firm, individual, industry) and links with other theories.
  • To provide a critical review/meta-analysis of IS/IT management articles that have used a particular theory/model.
  • To discuss how a theory can be used to better understand how information systems can be effectively deployed in today’s digital world.  

This book contributes to our understanding of a number of theories and models. The theoretical contribution of this book is that it analyzes and synthesizes the relevant literature in order to enhance knowledge of IS theories and models from various perspectives. To cater to the information needs of a diverse spectrum of readers, this book is structured into two volumes, with each volume further broken down into two sections.

The first section of Volume 1 presents detailed descriptions of a set of theories centered around the IS lifecycle, including the Success Model, Technology Acceptance Model, User Resistance Theories, and four others. The second section of Volume 1 contains strategic and economic theories, including a Resource-Based View, Theory of Slack Resources, Portfolio Theory, Discrepancy Theory Models, and eleven others.

The first section of Volume 2 concerns socio-psychological theories. These include Personal Construct Theory, Psychological Ownership, Transactive Memory, Language-Action Approach, and nine others.   The second section of Volume 2 deals with methodological theories, including Critical Realism, Grounded Theory, Narrative Inquiry, Work System Method, and four others.

Together, these theories provide a rich tapestry of knowledge around the use of theory in IS research. Since most of these theories are from contributing disciplines, they provide a window into the world of external thought leadership.


IS Models IS Research IS Theory Information Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Yogesh K. Dwivedi
    • 1
  • Michael R. Wade
    • 2
  • Scott L. Schneberger
    • 3
  1. 1., School of Business and EconomicsSwansea UniversitySwanseaUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.IMDLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Principia CollegeElsahUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6107-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6108-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
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