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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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This work intends to set forth how Social Representation Theory (SRT) may be used to define the theoretical constructs investigated in the Management Information Systems (MIS) knowledge field. As such, one discusses the importance and need of constructs’ clarity for scientific research, presents the SRT – its origins and potentialities – and puts forth how same can be used in scientific works in MIS to clearly define constructs. Then, one presents some recent articles in MIS and correlated areas that have used the SRT for defining constructs both in Brazil and worldwide. Lastly, by detailing the tenets and workflows associated with SRT, one puts forth the possible limitations of this methodological approach and the resultant precautious that one must address when using SRT for scientific research in MIS in order to become evident when to use SRT, how to apply it and what are the limits to be respected.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

It Is So (If You Think So): Social Representation Theory and Constructs Definition in the MIS Area in Brazil

This work intends to set forth how Social Representation Theory (SRT) may be used to define the theoretical constructs investigated in the Management Information Systems (MIS) knowledge field. As such, one discusses the importance and need of constructs’ clarity for scientific research, presents the SRT – its origins and potentialities – and puts forth how same can be used in scientific works in MIS to clearly define constructs. Then, one presents some recent articles in MIS and correlated areas that have used the SRT for defining constructs both in Brazil and worldwide. Lastly, by detailing the tenets and workflows associated with SRT, one puts forth the possible limitations of this methodological approach and the resultant precautious that one must address when using SRT for scientific research in MIS in order to become evident when to use SRT, how to apply it and what are the limits to be respected.