Extending the Scope of Representation Theory: A Review and a Proposed Research Model

Recker, Jan C., Rosemann, Michael, Green, Peter, & Indulska, Marta (2006) 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. 3rd ANU Information Systems Foundations Workshop, 27-28 September 2006, Canberra, Australia.


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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: 5199
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Conceptual Modelling, Technology Acceptance, Bunge, Wand, Weber Model, Representation Theory
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
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (The authors)
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 03:36

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