Information Systems (IS) discipline have evolved over the years and new areas of research have emerged such as Artificial intelligence (AI), Big data, cyber and internet related research. But often researchers tend/ to rely on existing theories which have either been outdated or are not often fit for purpose in a research setting. Due to this, there is often a need for development of new theories to allow researchers to approach research from a different theoretical lens. We suggest that this need for new theory development can be met by the adoption of Classic Grounded theory (CGT) methodology within the IS discipline. CGT is argued to be an approach specifically designed for theory development and allows researchers to make contributions in a form of new theories. We argue that by using CGT methodology researchers can develop new theories which area unique and tend to help providing new theoretical perspectives for future research
Ahmed, Sajeel; Haag, Markus; and Lal, Banita, "Moving Away from the Norms: Adopting Classic Grounded Theory in Information Systems Research" (2020). UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2020. 16.