Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792, Rosemann, Michael, Green, Peter and Indulska, Marta (2007). Extending the scope of representation theory : a review and a proposed research model. In: Information Systems Foundations: Theory, Representation and Reality, pp. 93-114. Canberra ACT: ANU E Press. ISBN 978-1-921313-14-1

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This paper reflects on a popular and influential theory unique to Information Systems (IS), namely representation theory, which is widespread in research on conceptual modelling. We review scholarly work in this domain and discuss why and how studies using representation theory need to transcend their focus of research and link their findings to further consequential variables of interest. We propose an innovative research design that builds upon, and converges, Representation Theory and the established Technology Acceptance Model as an example for an extended study. We conclude by discussing how the example of this research study may inspire IS researchers to overcome traditional theory boundaries and converge rather than diverge existing approaches to IS research in related domains.

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Recker, Jan
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-87056
Title of Book: Information Systems Foundations: Theory, Representation and Reality
Page Range: pp. 93-114
Number of Pages: 272
Date: 2007
Publisher: ANU E Press
Place of Publication: Canberra ACT
ISBN: 978-1-921313-14-1
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Conceptual ModellingEnglish
Technology AcceptanceEnglish
Weber ModelEnglish
Representation TheoryEnglish
Refereed: Yes


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