Mobile devices have witnessed widespread diffusion since the turn of the century. Consequently, IS researchers and practitioners alike have begun focusing on issues surrounding mobile computing. At such a time of growth, it is important to obtain a consolidated view of mobile computing topics dominating research, and those receiving scant attention. Through an empirical analysis of research on mobile computing published from 2000-2007 in top IS journals and conferences, this study identifies the 1) different facets of mobile computing and their inter-linkages, 2) trends in research on mobile computing, and 3) areas requiring further development. Results indicate that mobile technology adoption and theory development has dominated this body of literature, whereas the effect of mobile technology adoption on organizations and societies, and the role of features such as security and usability on mobile technology adoption have received scant attention. The study provides actionable recommendations for future IS researchers interested in the area of mobile computing.
Yu, Yanjun; Datta, Avimanyu; Ladd, D. Alan; and Sarker, Saonee, "Mobile Computing Trends in IS Research: An Inductive Categorization Analysis" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 70.