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Volume 15 Issue 2 / Oct 2017  pp57‑141

Editor: Ann Brown

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Editorial for EJBRM Volume 15 Issue 2  pp57‑58

Ann Brown

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Theoretical Data Collection and Data Analysis with Gerunds in a Constructivist Grounded Theory Study  pp59‑73

Teresa Carmichael, Natalie Cunningham

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Towards a More Holistic Understanding of Whole Organizational Networks: Anthropological Approaches in Evolving Markets  pp74‑84

Nicola Mountford, Threase Kessie

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Using Insider Action Research in the Study of Digital Entrepreneurial Processes: A Pragmatic Design Choice  pp85‑98

Kisito Futonge Nzembayie

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Psychogeography – Providing a Lens on Corporate Culture and its Potential Impact on Career Success: A Novel and Efficient Approach  pp99‑108

Dorothy Wardale, Linley Lord

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Guidelines for Researchers Using an Adapted Consensual Qualitative Research Approach in Management Research  pp109‑119

A van den Berg, M Struwig

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Delphi Method Variants in Information Systems Research: Taxonomy Development and Application  pp120‑133

Artur Strasser

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Delphi is a frequently used research method in the information systems (IS) field. The last fifteen years have seen many variants of the Delphi Method proposed and used in IS research. However, these variants do not seem to be properly derived; while all variants share certain characteristics, their reasoning for differentiation inconsistently varies. It seems that researchers tend to create “new” Delphi Method variants, although the underlying modification of the Delphi Method is, in fact, minor. This leads to a heterogeneity of Delphi Method variants and undermines scientific rigor when using Delphi. The study addresses this deficit and (1) identifies different variants of Delphi and determines their characteristics, (2) critically reflects to what extent a clear distinction between these variants exists, (3) shows the clearly distinguishable Delphi Method variants and their characteristics, (4) develops a proposed taxonomy of Delphi Method variants, and (5) evaluates and applies this taxonomy. The proposed taxonomy helps clearly differentiate Delphi Method variants and enhances methodological rigor when using the Delphi Method. 


Keywords: Delphi, Delphi method characteristics, Delphi method variants, Information systems research, Taxonomy, Taxonomy development


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Alchemy Methodology ‑ Applying the Arts to Research  pp134‑141

Jocene Vallack

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