IS method design for knowledge management systems

Meira Levy, Itzhik Aviv, Irit Hadar

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Literature on information systems (IS) method design provides little guidance for constructing and validating IS related methods based on components of existing methods. Method engineering, including method characteristics framework and super method, is a methodology for constructing holistic new methods from existing ones, based on the elicitation and adaptation of components from the existing methods. However, while these methodologies focus on how to conceptualize, develop, adapt, and assemble new methods from existing method components, we believe that the newly formed methods need to be rigorously grounded in the field and hence should be iteratively developed and inductively validated based on empirical data. This paper proposes combining several grounded theory tools with methodologies of constructing new methods, for forming a comprehensive methodology for IS method design, so the methods created with it will be grounded. The new methodology is illustrated by designing a requirements engineering method for knowledge management systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2012
Event18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201212 Aug 2012

Publication series

Name18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012


Conference18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA


  • Grounded theory
  • Knowledge management
  • Method engineering
  • Requirements engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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