AIS Transactions on Replication Research


We are immensely pleased to see a publication dedicated to replications in the IS field (Dennis and Valacich, 2014). We believe it is long overdue and will serve a useful and path breaking function in the Information Systems discipline and, perhaps, in the larger academic community (Berthon, et al., 2002). Toward that end, we share our particular view of replication: why it is important and how various types of replications may co-exist. We also offer some thoughts about ways that researchers might go about this type of research that will add value to their own work and more effectively add value to the body of knowledge that represents the IS discipline.