SemesterFall Semester, 2017
DepartmentMA Program of Management Information Systems, Second Year PhD Program of Management Information Systems, Second Year
Course NameIM Research and Composition (1)
InstructorLI YU-ZEN
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule
Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

To be arranged.


Journal paper completion



Fisrt draft



Revised version (including response statement)



Review report



Topic presentation



Paper presentations (x 2)



Class participation






Textbook & Reference

  1. Berthon, P., Pitt, L., Ewing, M., Carr, C.L. (2002). "Potential Research Space in MIS: A Framework for Envisioning and Evaluating Research Replication, Extension, and Generation", Information Systems Research, Vol. 13(4), 416-427.

  2. Corbin, J. and Strauss, A. (1990). “Gounded Theory Research: Procedures, Cannons, and Evaluative Criteria”, Qualitative Sociology, 13(1), 3-21.

  3. Daft, R.L. (1983). “Learning the Craft of Organizational Research”, Academy of Management Review, Vol. 8, No.4, 539-546.

  4. Eisenhardt, K.M. (1989). "Building Theories from Case Study Research", Academy of Management Review, Vol. 14(4), 532-550.

  5. Gioia, D.A. and Pitre, E. (1990). “Multiparadigm Perspectives on Theory Building”, Academy of Management Review, 15(4), 584-602.

  6. Mingers, J. (2001). "Combining IS Research Methods: Towards a Pluralist Methodology", Information Systems Research, Vol. 12(3), 240-259.

  7. Summers, J. O. (2001). "Guidelines for Conducting Research and Publishing in Marketing: From Conceptualization Through the Review Process", Journal of Academy of Marketing Sciences, Vol. 29(4), 405-415.

  8. Sutton, R.I. and Staw, B.M. (1995). "What theory is not", Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 40, 31-384.

  9. Voss, G..B. (2003). “Formulating Interesting Research Questions”, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Vol.31, No.3, Summer 2003, 356-359.


    Smith, D.C. (2003). “The Importance and Challenges of Being Interesting”, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, 31(3), 319-322.

  10. Wand, Y. and Weber, R. (2002). "Research Commentary: Information Systems and Conceptual Modeling - A Research Agenda", Information Systems Research, 13(4), 363-376.

  11. Webster, J. and Watson, R. (2002). "Analyzing the Past to Prepare for the Future: Writing a Literature Review", MIS Quarterly, Vol. 26(2), pp. xiii-xxiii.

  12. Whetten, D.A. (1989). "What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution?", Academy of Management, Vol. 14(4), 490-495.

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