A meta-theoretic approach to theory integration in information systems

Dirk S. Hovorka, Kai R. Larsen, James Birt, Gavin Finnie

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Abstract

This research presents a meta-theoretic analysis of a nomological net for the purpose of identifying potential pathways for theory integration and multilevel theory development. Success in these two areas holds the potential to reduce theory clutter in IS and related social sciences. As a proof-of-concept, we identify theory domains that share ancillary variables or functional/structural components, using a 20-year sample of construct-based quantitative research published in core journals of the IS discipline. Identification of shared variables provides possible extension and integration development that will reduce theory fragmentation and may lead to discovery of fundamental unifying processes that underlie phenomena across disciplines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherUniversity of Hawai‘i Press
Pages4656-4665
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769548920
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013 - Wailea, Maui, HI, Wailea, Maui, HI, United States
Duration: 7 Jan 201310 Jan 2013

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Conference46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWailea, Maui, HI
Period7/01/1310/01/13

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Hovorka, D. S., Larsen, K. R., Birt, J., & Finnie, G. (2013). A meta-theoretic approach to theory integration in information systems. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013 (pp. 4656-4665). [6480405] United States: University of Hawai‘i Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.42
Hovorka, Dirk S. ; Larsen, Kai R. ; Birt, James ; Finnie, Gavin. / A meta-theoretic approach to theory integration in information systems. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013. United States : University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013. pp. 4656-4665
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Hovorka, DS, Larsen, KR, Birt, J & Finnie, G 2013, A meta-theoretic approach to theory integration in information systems. in Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013., 6480405, University of Hawai‘i Press, United States, pp. 4656-4665, 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013, Wailea, Maui, HI, United States, 7/01/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.42

A meta-theoretic approach to theory integration in information systems. / Hovorka, Dirk S.; Larsen, Kai R.; Birt, James; Finnie, Gavin.

Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013. United States : University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013. p. 4656-4665 6480405.

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Hovorka DS, Larsen KR, Birt J, Finnie G. A meta-theoretic approach to theory integration in information systems. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013. United States: University of Hawai‘i Press. 2013. p. 4656-4665. 6480405 https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.42