Simulation is a research method that abstracts real-world phenomena into laboratory experiments, through computational modeling. Despite its widespread adoption in natural sciences, simulation is less prevalent in social sciences, and rare in Information Systems (IS). To facilitate IS simulation research, this study conducts a content analysis, focusing on the use of simulation methods in IS. Coding schemes are developed to characterize literature from the AIS basket-of-eight plus Information & Management. Results demonstrate the adoption of simulation method is limited in IS, in amount, geographic range, topic-spread, and techniques employed. At the same time, findings too suggest strong simulation research into certain topics and in multi-level theorizing.
Grandhi, Srimannarayana; Chhetri, Prem; and Molla, Alemayehu, "Open innovation in IT clusters: A comparative study of Indian IT organisations" (2017). ACIS 2017 Proceedings. 39.