Design Science Research Contributions: Finding a Balance between Artifact and Theory

Richard Baskerville, Abayomi Baiyere, Shirley Gregor, Alan Hevner, Matti Rossi

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Abstract

With the rising interest in Design Science Research (DSR), it is crucial to engage in the ongoing debate on what constitutes an acceptable contribution for publishing DSR - the design artifact, the design theory, or both. In this editorial, we provide some constructive guidance across different positioning statements with actionable recommendations for DSR authors and reviewers. We expect this editorial to serve as a foundational step towards clarifying misconceptions about DSR contributions and to pave the way for the acceptance of more DSR papers to top IS journals.
With the rising interest in Design Science Research (DSR), it is crucial to engage in the ongoing debate on what constitutes an acceptable contribution for publishing DSR - the design artifact, the design theory, or both. In this editorial, we provide some constructive guidance across different positioning statements with actionable recommendations for DSR authors and reviewers. We expect this editorial to serve as a foundational step towards clarifying misconceptions about DSR contributions and to pave the way for the acceptance of more DSR papers to top IS journals.
LanguageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS)
Volume19
Issue number5
Pages358-376
Number of pages19
ISSN1558-3457
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Design Science Research (DSR)
  • Artifact
  • Design theory
  • DSR processes
  • DSR impacts

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Baskerville, Richard ; Baiyere, Abayomi ; Gregor, Shirley ; Hevner, Alan ; Rossi, Matti. / Design Science Research Contributions : Finding a Balance between Artifact and Theory. In: Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS). 2018 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 358-376
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In: Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Vol. 19, No. 5, 2018, p. 358-376.

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