Design Science Research Contributions: Finding a Balance between Artifact and Theory
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With the rising interest in Design Science Research (DSR), it is crucial to engage in the ongoing debate on what constitutes an acceptable contribution for publishing DSR - the design artifact, the design theory, or both. In this editorial, we provide some constructive guidance across different positioning statements with actionable recommendations for DSR authors and reviewers. We expect this editorial to serve as a foundational step towards clarifying misconceptions about DSR contributions and to pave the way for the acceptance of more DSR papers to top IS journals.
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Journal of the Association for Information Systems, v. 19, issue 5, p. 358-376
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Baskerville, Richard; Baiyere, Abayomi; Gregor, Shirley; Hevner, Alan; and Rossi, Matti, "Design Science Research Contributions: Finding a Balance between Artifact and Theory" (2018). School of Information Systems and Management Faculty Publications. 22.