Extending the scope of representation theory : a review and a proposed research model

Recker, Jan C., Rosemann, Michael, Green, Peter, & Indulska, Marta (2007) Extending the scope of representation theory : a review and a proposed research model. In Hart, Dennis & Gregor, Shirley (Eds.) Information Systems Foundations: Theory, Representation and Reality. ANU E Press, Canberra ACT, pp. 93-114.

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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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ID Code: 12155
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Conceptual Modelling, Technology Acceptance, Bunge, Wand, Weber Model, Representation Theory
ISBN: 9781921313134
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (The authors)
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 03:33

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