publication . Article . Other literature type . 1992

building an information system design theory for vigilant eis

Walls, Joseph G.; Widmeyer, George R.; El Sawy, Omar A.;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 1992 Journal: Information Systems Research, volume 3, pages 36-59 (issn: 1047-7047, eissn: 1526-5536, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Abstract
This paper defines an information system design theory ISDT to be a prescriptive theory which integrates normative and descriptive theories into design paths intended to produce more effective information systems. The nature of ISDTs is articulated using Dubin's concept of theory building and Simon's idea of a science of the artificial. An example of an ISDT is presented in the context of Executive Information Systems EIS. Despite the increasing awareness of the potential of EIS for enhancing executive strategic decision-making effectiveness, there exists little theoretical work which directly guides EIS design. We contend that the underlying theoretical basis o...
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free text keywords: Computer Networks and Communications, Information Systems and Management, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems, Executive information system, Information system, Knowledge management, business.industry, business, Computer science, Management information systems, Normative, Design science, Existential quantification, Design science research, Designtheory, Marketing
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 1992

building an information system design theory for vigilant eis

Walls, Joseph G.; Widmeyer, George R.; El Sawy, Omar A.;