The work on the missing Ps is intended to contribute some research publications within the information systems field and also form the structure for chapter 2 of my PhD thesis. Consequently, it is important that the work have a good research foundation. This post is intended to provide that foundation, or at least document my development of the foundation.
The attempt is to develop a descriptive type of theory, a framework or taxonomy. Literature that talks about this type of research, appropriate processes and content include
- They Cycles of Theory Building in Management Research by Paul Carlile and Clayton Chrstensen
- The nature of theory in information systems by Shirley Gregor