This paper examines the tension between universalistic and situated perspectives particularly in terms of the forces driving each perspective as well as other forces constraining them. This concept is discussed in general, and then applied to a set of specific topics across the range of global IS concerns. The paper includes a discussion of the tension between these perspectives in investigating emerging topics in global IS research and concludes providing some guidance in extending research in this area.
Niederman, Fred and Montealegre, Ramiro, "Global IS research: Cultivating universalistic and situated perspectives in the age of ubiquitous computing" (2017). CONF-IRM 2017 Proceedings. 12.