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The Anatomy of a Design Theory

Gregor, Shirley; Jones, David

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Design work and design knowledge in Information Systems (IS) is important for both research and practice. Yet there has been comparatively little critical attention paid to the problem of specifying design theory so that it can be communicated, justified, and developed cumulatively. In this essay we focus on the structural components or anatomy of design theories in IS as a special class of theory. In doing so, we aim to extend the work of Walls, Widemeyer and El Sawy (1992) on the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32762
Source: Journal of the Association of Information Systems

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