Implementing Digital Responsibility through Information Systems Research: A Delphi Study of Objectives, Activities, and Challenges in IS Research

Daniel Beverungen, Philipp zur Heiden, Christiane Lehrer, Matthias Trier, Christian Bartelheimer, Tobias Brandt, Bettina Distel, Paul Drews, Jan F. Ehmke, Hans-Georg Fill, Christoph M. Flath, Gilbert Fridgen, Thomas Grisold, Christian Janiesch, Andreas Janson, Oliver Krancher, Julia Krönung, Dennis Kundisch, Attila Marton, Milad MirbabaieStefan Morana, Benjamin Mueller, Oliver Müller, Anna M. Oberländer, Christoph Peters, Christian Peukert, Melanie Reuter-Oppermann, Dennis Riehle, Susanne Robra-Bissanz, Maximilian Röglinger, Kristina Rosenthal, Guido Schryen, Reinhard Schütte, Susanne Strahringer, Nils Urbach, Lauri Kristian Wessel, Liudmila Zavolokina, Patrick Zschech

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Our goal was to clarify the focus of IS research on DR. This study is guided by the following research question: What are the IS community‘s most relevant objectives, activities, and challenges regarding DR? To answer this research question, we engaged a panel of more than 35 experienced IS resear-chers spanning diverse research topics within the IS discipline through a comprehensive Delphi study. Details about the application of this methodology are provided at the end of this paper.The well-established Delphi method allowed us to identify and consolidate relevant objectives, activities, and challenges regarding DR as perceived by the IS community. We believe that this undertaking offers a promising starting point for mobilizing a broader community effort toward amplifying responsibility in our IS research efforts to benefit individuals, organizations, and our digital society. Subsequently, we present the main findings of the Delphi study regarding critical objectives, activities, and pertinent challenges to provide an impulse for beneficial key actions for the IS community.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPaderborn
PublisherPaderborn University
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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