Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Laura McQuillan
Anna Browne
Sinéad Murnane
Clare Thornley
Louise Veling

Subjects

Business

Topics
research methodologies information technology design science decision making process management information systems academic research research design action research

Selecting a Suitable Methodology for Designing Innovative Solutions to Support Capability Improvement in a Complex Organisational Context as part of an Industry- Academic Collaboration (2015)

Abstract This paper describes the process of investigating a number of different research methodologies in order to select a suitable approach for an effective Industry-Academic collaborative research project. The research project in question is a 15-month research partnership between a global financial organisation and a research team from a university institute. The aim is to collaboratively design innovative solutions to support the company’s programme to improve their Information Technology (IT) capabilities using the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF). A number of potential approaches were investigated, including Action Research (AR), Canonical Action Research (AR), Design Science Research (DSR), Design Thinking/User Experience (UX) and Action Design Research (ADR). Having discussed these approaches, this paper then explains why ADR was chosen as the approach for this project and examines its validity in practice throughout the first half of the project. The key contribution of this paper is a critical discussion of a decision-making process around methodology selection in a current Industry-Academic research project that aims to produce innovative solutions based on an organisational intervention. This problem is relevant to any discipline that engages in Industry-Academic collaboration, particularly with regard to socio-technical problems, including, for example, Information Systems (IS), Management and Organisation Studies.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences
Ireland -> National University of Ireland Maynooth -> Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences: Research Institutes: Innovation Value Institute, IVI
Ireland -> National University of Ireland Maynooth -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences: Research Institutes: Innovation Value Institute, IVI
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Social Sciences: Research Institutes
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Open Access DRIVERset
Ireland -> National University of Ireland Maynooth -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

Laura McQuillan, Anna Browne, Sinéad Murnane, Clare Thornley, Louise Veling

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Laura McQuillan
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 5
 
2
Sinéad Murnane
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 11
 
3
Clare V. Thornley
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 33
 
4
Louise Veling
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 12