The four paradigms by Burrell and Morgan (1976) and their interpretations within Information Systems Research are critically analysed. The dominant interpretation by Hirschheim and Klein (1992) is challenged by the construction of an alternative interpretation. The tension between the alternatives gives rise to a discussion of the paradigms and their relevance, need and usefulness.
Nurminen, Markku I.
"Paradigms for Sale: Information systems in the process of radical change,"
Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems:
1, Article 9.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/sjis/vol9/iss1/9