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Piloting a sociotechnical innovation


Schwabe, Gerhard; Krcmar, Helmut (2000). Piloting a sociotechnical innovation. In: 8th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS, Wien, 3 July 2000 - 5 July 2000, 132-139.

Abstract

Anyone familiar with the German IS research culture would expect to find numerous action researchers in Germany. However, a closer examination of the literature reveals there are relatively few if any. There are few publications claiming to report on action research and there is little if any ongoing debate on action research. This paper argues that the lack of publications is a result of a different framing of action oriented research in Germany. The purpose of this paper is to use a variant of action research, the piloting of an innovation, as a starting point for a debate on the action research methodology in Germany and to contribute to the international debate on action research. We do so in a general manner and by reflection on the research approach in the socio-technical pilot project Cuparla.

Abstract

Anyone familiar with the German IS research culture would expect to find numerous action researchers in Germany. However, a closer examination of the literature reveals there are relatively few if any. There are few publications claiming to report on action research and there is little if any ongoing debate on action research. This paper argues that the lack of publications is a result of a different framing of action oriented research in Germany. The purpose of this paper is to use a variant of action research, the piloting of an innovation, as a starting point for a debate on the action research methodology in Germany and to contribute to the international debate on action research. We do so in a general manner and by reflection on the research approach in the socio-technical pilot project Cuparla.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:5 July 2000
Deposited On:08 Aug 2012 08:59
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 13:39
Publisher:Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Official URL:http://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20000023.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/ecis/ecis2000.html
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:3155

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