Understanding Unstable Information Systems Phenomena: A Punctuated Equilibrium Perspective

dc.contributor.author Crossler, Robert E.
dc.contributor.author Belanger, France
dc.contributor.author Torres, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Johnston, Allen
dc.contributor.author Warkentin, Merrill
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-24T19:56:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-24T19:56:56Z
dc.date.issued 2021-01-05
dc.description.abstract The information systems (IS) literature includes different perspectives, epistemologies, and research philosophies to explore phenomena at the intersection of technologies, information, people, organizations, and processes. As studies are replicated and knowledge accumulates, researchers can develop a more in-depth understanding of how their constructs of interest interact and affect each other. IS researchers have reported mixed findings in prior research as the phenomena change. In this paper, we discuss unstable phenomena in IS and argue that conflicting findings in a variety of domains might be the result of this instability. Using examples from IS security and word processing research streams, we examine the issues surrounding unstable phenomena using a punctuated equilibrium lens and suggest research strategies and a research framework to help researchers conduct studies in this challenging environment
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2021.553
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-4-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/71170
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Innovative Behavioral IS Security and Privacy Research
dc.subject contextualization
dc.subject infosec
dc.subject punctuated equilibrium
dc.subject unstable phenomena
dc.title Understanding Unstable Information Systems Phenomena: A Punctuated Equilibrium Perspective
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