Skip to main content
Article
Trends and Gaps in the Use of Case-Based Research in Information Systems and Technology Research
Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers
  • Steven Gordon, Babson College
  • G. Shankaranarayanan, Babson College
  • Roger Blake
Submission Date
1-1-2012
Comments

For inquiries, please contact the Babson Faculty Research Fund.

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to identify gaps and trends in case-based research in the field of information systems (IS). We argue that case-based research is necessary in all sub-disciplines of the field, but that the use of case-based methodologies has been uneven, concentrated in some sub-fields, such as enterprise resource planning and knowledge management, and almost lacking in others, such as security and project management. The findings presented here should motivate researchers to augment their research with case studies in areas where it has been lacking. It should also help doctoral students and case researchers who have yet to specialize or who would like to broaden their research interests to identify promising topics for case-based study.

Academic Division
Technology, Operations and Information Management
Citation Information
Steven Gordon, G. Shankaranarayanan and Roger Blake. "Trends and Gaps in the Use of Case-Based Research in Information Systems and Technology Research" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rogerblake/7/