Relevance through Consortium Research? A Case Study

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Abstract

The Information Systems (IS) community is discussing the relevance of its research. Design-orientedIS research is considered a promising approach since it combines practical relevance and scientificrigor. Only limited guidance, however, is available for the researcher to gain access to and exchangeknowledge from the practitioners' domain. Consortium research addresses this issue. It is researchcollaboration between academic research institutions and partner companies aiming at jointlydeveloping IS artefacts. Consortium research as a method comprises four phases, namely analysis,design, evaluation, and diffusion. This paper presents a case study on consortium research in the areaof Corporate Data Quality Management (CDQM). In doing so, it explains the characteristics ofconsortium research which facilitate the knowledge transfer between researchers and practitioners.The paper contributes to the debate on research relevance by identifying aspects which - in furtherresearch - might be incorporated into existing guidelines for the conduct of design-oriented ISresearch.

Authors Otto, Boris & Österle, Hubert
Research Team CDQ, IWI2
Language English
Keywords CDQ
Subjects information management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 7 June 2010
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Title of Book Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Information Systems
Event Title 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010
Event Location Pretoria, South Africa
Event Dates 07.-09.06.2010
Official URL http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2010/41/
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Boris Otto
Date Deposited 09 Aug 2010 16:43
Last Modified 20 Apr 2017 13:15
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/68563

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Otto, Boris & Österle, Hubert: Relevance through Consortium Research? A Case Study. 2010. - 18th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2010. - Pretoria, South Africa.

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