Applying grounded theory to study the implementation of an inter-organizational information system

J. Rodon, Joan A. Pastor

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This paper shows the application of Grounded Theory (GT) method, particularly the Straussian approach to GT, in a research project that studies the role of managers during and after the implementation of an inter-organizational information system (IOIS). We present the steps followed -sampling, data collection, analysis, and literature comparison-paying special attention to the intricacies that arose during the research process, and we reflect on the lessons learned from using GT in an interpretive case study. The paper shows: first, the application of the coding paradigm proposed by Strauss and Corbin to analyse process data; second, how action diagrams can help structure and report on process data; and, third, the importance of flexibility, creativity, and keeping an open mind when using GT analytical tools, given that various avenues may be apparent before a plausible theory starts to emerge. We consider the paper illustrates some experiences that may inform others in their GT research process.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)71-82
Nombre de pàgines12
RevistaElectronic Journal of Business Research Methods
Volum5
Número2
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2007

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