Writing case studies in information systems research

  • Heico Van Der Blonk


Case study research can be reported in different ways. This paper explores the various ways in which researchers may choose to write down their case studies and then introduces a subsequent typology of writing case studies. The typology is based on a 2 × 2 matrix, resulting in four forms of writing case studies: chronology, play, biography and voices. The four forms are characterized and discussed and some methodological issues concerning the writing of case studies are highlighted.


Case Study Research Information System Research Case Study Description Analytical Chronology Information System Literature 
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  • Heico Van Der Blonk
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  1. 1.Department of Organization StudiesUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands

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