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    Systematic Problem Formulation in Action Design Research: The Case of Smart Cities

    Maccani, Giovanni and Donnellan, Brian and Helfert, Markus (2014) Systematic Problem Formulation in Action Design Research: The Case of Smart Cities. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)2014. Association for Information Systems. ISBN 9780991556700

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    The research project presented in this paper is being conducted in collaboration with Dublin City Council and Intel Corporation, and is focused on the development of a Smart City maturity model. This paper focuses on the research methodology that is being used for this study, i.e. Action Design Research (Sein et al. 2011). Particularly, we will describe why this recently proposed methodology is suitable for our research, in comparison with Design Science Research (March and Smith, 1995; Hevner et al. 2004) and Action Research (Baburoglu and Ravn, 1992). Furthermore, we will focus on the problem formulation stage to systematically investigate the topic. A systematic literature review based on the 8-steps method proposed in (Okoli et al. 2010) is presented to explore the factors required to evaluate the environmental and socioeconomic sustainability impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions at a city level. Furthermore, Grounded Theory principles were adopted to structure the Smart City ecosystem, and identify the areas in which ICT-enabled services have an impact on the city’s social, environmental, and economical performances.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: Cite as: Giovanni Maccani, Brian Donnellan, and Markus Helfert, 2014, "SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM FORMULATION IN ACTIONDESIGN RESEARCH: THE CASE OF SMART CITIES", Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)2014, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 9-11, 2014, ISBN 978-0-9915567-0-0
    Keywords: Action Design Research; Smart Cities; Systematic Literature Review; Grounded Theory;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Innovation Value Institute, IVI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10877
    Depositing User: Prof. Brian Donnellan
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 16:35
    Publisher: Association for Information Systems
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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