Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems

Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems

Yogesh K. Dwivedi (Swansea University, UK), Banita Lal (Nottingham Trent University, UK), Michael D. Williams (Swansea University, UK), Scott L. Schneberger (Principia College, USA) and Michael Wade (York University, Canada)
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Release Date: May, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 660
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-659-4
ISBN13: 9781605666594|ISBN10: 1605666599|EISBN13: 9781605666600
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Description & Coverage

Theory is considered to be the bedrock of academic research, often being viewed as the foundation upon which scientific enquiry is organized and built. Despite its ubiquity throughout information systems research, there is much that remains unknown about theory.

The Handbook of Research on Contemporary Theoretical Models in Information Systems provides a comprehensive overview and coverage of various theories, models, and related approaches used within information systems research. A defining collection of field advancements, this Handbook of Research offers examples and descriptions of real-world applications of various theories based on empirical studies.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Capability theory
  • Diffusion of innovation
  • Evolutionary diffusion theory
  • Grounded theory approach
  • Health information system theory
  • Information Systems Research
  • Language-action perspective
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Technology Acceptance Model
Reviews and Testimonials

"Considering the richness and depth of the content, we firmly believe that this Handbook will be an excellent resource for readers who wish to learn about the various theories and models applicable to IS research, as well as those interested in finding out when and how to apply these theories and models in order to investigate diverse research issues."

– Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK
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Editor/Author Biographies
Yogesh K. Dwivedi is a lecturer at the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University in the UK. He was awarded his MSc and PhD by Brunel University in the UK, receiving a Highly Commended award for his doctoral work by the European Foundation for Management and Development. His research focuses on the adoption and diffusion of ICT in organisations and in addition to authoring a book and numerous conference papers, has co-authored papers accepted for publication by journals such as Communications of the ACM, the Information Systems Journal, the European Journal of Information Systems, and the Journal of the Operational Research Society. He is Senior Editor of DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, Managing Editor of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Assistant Editor of Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy and a member of the editorial board/review board of a number of other of other journals, and is a member of the Association of Information Systems, IFIP WG8.6 and the Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management, New Delhi.
Banita Lal is a lecturer in the Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. She obtained her PhD and MSc in Information Systems from the School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics, Brunel University. Her research interests involve examining the individual and organizational adoption and usage of ICTs and technology-enabled alternative forms of working. She has published several research papers in internationally refereed journals such as Industrial Management and Data Systems,Information Systems Frontiers, Electronic Government, International Journal of Mobile Communications, and Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, and has presented several papers at several international conferences.
Michael D. Williams is a professor in the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University in the UK. He holds a BSc from the CNAA, an MEd from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield. He is a member of the British Computer Society and is registered as a chartered engineer. Prior to entering academia professor Williams spent twelve years developing and implementing ICT systems in both public and private sectors in a variety of domains including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, and local government, and since entering academia, has acted as consultant for both public and private organizations. He is the author of numerous fully refereed and invited papers within the ICT domain, has editorial board membership of a number of academic journals, and has obtained external research funding from sources including the European Union, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Welsh Assembly Government.
Scott L. Schneberger is a professor and the Dean of Academics at Principia College, Elsah, IL, most recently at the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University where he was an associate professor and co-executive director of the Center for Applied Research in Emerging Technologies. Scott has also taught business information systems courses at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and the Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students, MBAs, and executive MBAs, PhDs, and delivered executive education information systems courses to corporations. Scott has published in numerous academic research journals, presented at leading conferences, published business teaching cases, and authored information systems books. Before entering academia, Scott served twenty years in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer, retiring at the rank of Commander. He is a combat veteran, and served in ships, submarines, and aircraft. His last naval position was Head of Plans and Policy, Information Systems, for the Director of Naval Intelligence in The Pentagon.
Michael R. Wade is an associate professor of Management Information Systems at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, where he also holds the position of associate director of the International MBA Program. He received a PhD from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Professor Wade has worked extensively with public and private sector organizations to further an understanding of the strategic use of information systems for sustainable competitive advantage. He has lived and worked in seven countries across four continents and consulted for top international organizations including Cisco Systems and IBM. His research has appeared in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and the Communications of the ACM. Professor Wade is co-author of the textbook Information Systems Today: Canadian Edition, and has co-authored two e-commerce casebooks.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Robert M. Davison, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Guy Fitzgerald, Brunel University, UK
  • Sid Huff, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Frank Land, The London School of Economics & Political Science, UK
  • Prashant Palvia, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • Mohini Singh, RMIT University, Australia
  • Rajiv Ranjan Tewari, University of Allahabad, India
  • Geoff Walsham, The University of Cambridge, UK
  • Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel University, UK