Much of the research in the Information Systems (IS) field has been dominated by the application of reference discipline theory to IS phenomena. While this has provided useful lenses for rapid development of a theory base for IS, it has also helped shape the IS domain as an amalgam of heterogeneous topics, methods, and lessons, many of which apply more to behavioral science in general than IS in particular. This workshop aims to aid interested researchers in techniques for the direct examination of IS phenomena and procedures for the development of indigenous theory. Grounded theory is a well known and well used methodology applied broadly across many areas of study and is highly appropriate for theory development. This workshop will touch lightly on general principles and underlying theory of this method and provide direct hands-on activities aimed at skill building for the use of grounded theory in research projects, with significant prospects for high quality publication. This workshop is co-sponsored by the AIS special interest group on grounded theory.
Niederman, Fred, "Using Grounded Theory to Generate Indigenous MIS Theory" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 73.