A need for theory-based research covering IOS artifact has been cited by IS academics and researchers, wherein the subject of the research is the IOS itself, as opposed to the contexts within which the IOS gets acceptance. This paper attempts to define a simple proposition pertinent to the IOS artifact and in doing so identifies areas of research interest, which if pursued could potentially lead to theories for IOS that are explanatory, instructive and stand the test of IOS evolution.
Prakash, Gouri, "The Inter-Organizationa; System (IOS) Artifact: an Interpretaticce Discourse" (2010). SAIS 2010 Proceedings. 29.