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Operationalizing theory: Moving from insight to action in a SME
Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
Kristianstads University, Department of Mathematics and Science, Kristianstad, Sweden .
Kristianstad University, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Kristianstad, Sweden.
2007 (English)In: ICEIS 2007: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems: Information Systems Analysis and Specification / [ed] Cardoso, J, Cordeiro, J, Filipe, J, Setubal: INSTICC Press, 2007, p. 591-598Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a method for operationalizing theory. The method has its basis in the empirical findings arising from collaboration between the researchers and a research partner, Flower Systems Ltd. The research partner is a software company characterized as a SME. The presented method is exemplified with theories from learning organizations, usability, and visualization - which are all connected to the problem articulated by our partner. The method is an iterative process characterized by a systemic and holistic long- term view that incorporates feedback. The method takes as its point of departure the problematic area described by Flower Systems ltd; the researchers both intervene and interpret in this problematic area, so the method is both described and verified.. The paper combines the case study and action research methods in what is sometimes referred to as a "hybrid" method, the action case method. The view of innovation presented in this paper is that innovation entails supporting change processes in order to create purposeful and focused change.. The underlying research question has been: How usable is our method for operationalizing theory in solving the problem of adapting to changes in an SME?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Setubal: INSTICC Press, 2007. p. 591-598
Keywords [en]
learning organization, visualization, usability, action research, method, operationalizing, information systems
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2705ISI: 000253307500095Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-70349560474Local ID: 2082/3107ISBN: 978-972-8865-90-0 ISBN: 9728865902 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-2705DiVA, id: diva2:239923
Conference
9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2007), Funchal, Portugal, June 12-16, 2007
Available from: 2009-07-06 Created: 2009-07-06 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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