Sa, 30. Nov. 2013   Jendrian, Simon

Paper on the Design of Social Systems accepted by the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)

We are proud to announce that the paper “Design Science as Design of Social Systems – Implications for Information Systems Research” by Andreas Drechsler was accepted for publication by the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application. Abstract: This article summarizes the current state-of-the-art of design science research (DSR) in the management discipline and shows implications for DSR in Information Systems (IS). The objective is to provide a novel perspective for IS DSR beyond a focus on the IT artifact and its context. Based on a review of the management literature, the current state-of-the-art of management DSR is condensed into a comprehensive approach. Its benefits for the IS discipline are illustrated by applying the approach to two typical directions of IS research: traditional IT artifact-centric DSR and DSR for IS/IT management or IT project management organizations. In addition, a novel approach to define IS DSR artifacts, as well as more differentiated views of artifact relevance and of the impacts of artifact instantiations are presented and discussed.