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Theory borrowing in IT-rich contexts: Lessons from IS strategy research

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posted on 18.02.2020 by Mohammad Moeini, Boyka Simeonova, Robert Galliers, Alex Wilson

While indigenous theorizing in IS has clear merits, theory borrowing will not, and should not, be eschewed given its appeal and usefulness. In this paper, we aim at increasing our understanding of modifying of borrowed theories in IT-rich contexts. We present a framework in which we discuss how two recontextualization approaches of specification and distinction help with increasing the IT-richness of borrowed constructs and relationships. In doing so, we use several illustrative examples from IS strategy. The framework can be used by researchers as a tool to explore the multitude of ways in which a theory from another discipline can yield understanding of IT phenomena.


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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Information Technology

Volume

35

Issue

3

Pages

270-282

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Association for Information Technology Trust

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Acceptance date

17/02/2020

Publication date

2020-05-07

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0268-3962

eISSN

1466-4437

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Alex Wilson Deposit date: 17 February 2020

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