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Design Science Research: The Road Traveled and the Road That Lies Ahead
Umeå University. University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA and London School of Economics, London, England.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Database Management, ISSN 1063-8016, Vol. 24, no 3, 1-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this introductory piece to the special issue on design science research (DSR) in information systems, the authors probe the past research in DSR, introduce the papers in the special issue, discuss their contributions to the field, and conclude the paper by highlighting some potential directions for future research. To provide a good overview of the research domain, the authors review the key research approaches (or processes) that have been proposed and identify the concrete products of DSR that come in the form of artifacts. As the production of artifact is only part of the DSR process, the authors discuss the role of theorizing about these results and propose avenues for future design-oriented research. It is the authors' strong belief that DSR should be at the heart of information systems discipline because it invites people to research the issues surrounding the development and organizational implementation of new systems.

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2013. Vol. 24, no 3, 1-8 p.
Keyword [en]
Artifact, Design Science Research (DSR), Design Theorizing, Information Systems Discipline, Theory Building
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86084DOI: 10.4018/jdm.2013070101ISI: 000329758900001OAI: diva2:696980
Available from: 2014-02-17 Created: 2014-02-17 Last updated: 2014-02-17Bibliographically approved

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