Integration: An Omitted Variable in Information Systems Research

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serval:BIB_66D69D4E1350
Type
Actes de conférence (partie): contribution originale à la littérature scientifique, publiée à l'occasion de conférences scientifiques, dans un ouvrage de compte-rendu (proceedings), ou dans l'édition spéciale d'un journal reconnu (conference proceedings).
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Publications
Institution
Titre
Integration: An Omitted Variable in Information Systems Research
Titre de la conférence
Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2012)
Auteur(s)
Chowanetz  M., Legner  C., Thiesse  F.
Adresse
Barcelona, Spain
ISBN
978-84-88971-54-8
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The widespread deployment of IT in the past decades has significantly increased the integration reach, breadth, and scope in organisations. Many of the associated socio-economic phenomena have been studied by IS researchers, for example, in the context of IT adoption, the business value of IT, and IS success. Surprisingly though, the concept of integration in itself has so far attracted only little interest on the part of researchers. According to our knowledge, no established theoretical framework seems to place integration-related constructs at the centre of scientific inquiry. The objective of the present study is to take a first step to fill this gap by reviewing the literature on integration in order to structure the existing body of knowledge and to derive an agenda for further research in this area. Our literature review reveals that, in spite of its importance for academia and practice, integration is still an under-researched topic, with a noticeable lack of theorization and synthesis of the different research strands into a more holistic model. As we argue, a to-be-developed 'Theory of Integration' would be highly valuable to increase our understanding of the different phenomena surrounding integration on the technological and the organisational level within the firm.
Mots-clé
Integration, Enterprise Systems, IS Research, Theory Development, Literature Review
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