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Building theory from practice: opportunities in IS project management

conference contribution
posted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by P Reynolds, Philip YettonPhilip Yetton
This paper reports on a program of practice-driven research to develop theory to improve IS project performance. This is a significant and persistent problem for the IS discipline. The paper identifies a novel, meta-level research methodology or approach that is motivated by 'looking for a gap in practice and developing the theory in the gap'. Reviewing four examples from a seven-year research program, the paper describes the approach as a high potential, under-utilised approach to developing theory. Critically, the approach assumes that multiple theories are required to improve the management of IS projects, rather than a single theory of IS project management.

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Event

Association for Information Systems. Conference (13th : 2007 : Keystone, Colorado)

Series

Association for Information Systems Conference

Pagination

1 - 9

Publisher

Association for Information Systems

Location

Keystone, Colorado

Place of publication

Atlanta, Ga.

Start date

2007-08-10

End date

2007-08-12

ISBN-13

9781604233810

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Editor/Contributor(s)

[Unknown]

Title of proceedings

AMCIS 2007 : Reaching new heights : Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2007

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