The objective of this paper is to reflect on the conception, development and implementation of structured case analysis in examining the infusion of the Information Systems (IS) in a regulated industry sector; the Australian Stockbroking Sector. The research revealed that in rule-bound industries such as the stockbroking sector, the adoption of IS technologies occurred through a wave of standardisation perpetuated by the sector’s governing bodies followed with individual firms’ strategic differentiation. The reflection on the research methodology involves explanation and justification of the development and use of the research methodology. In addition, the philosophical basis of the methodology adopted for the research, its validity and how the research has built upon the work of others is explained and justified. Finally, the limitations of the research methodology are outlined.
Gharavi, Hosein and Carter, Lemuria, "A Reflection on the Use of Structured Case Analysis: Infusion of Information Systems in a Regulated Sector" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 475.