Research

Academically refereed journal articles

Forthcoming: Durcikova, A., Lee, A. S., and Brown, S., “Making Rigorous Research Relevant: Innovating Statistical Action Research,” MIS Quarterly.

Forthcoming: Burton-Jones, A. and Lee, A. S., “Thinking about Measures and Measurement in Positivist Research: A Proposal for Refocusing on Fundamentals,” Information Systems Research.

Forthcoming: Ou Yang, S., Hsu, C., Sarker, S., and Lee, A. S., “Enabling Effective Operational Risk Management in a Financial Institution: An Action Research Study,” Journal of Management Information Systems.

2016: Demetis, D. D. and Lee, A. S., “Crafting Theory to Satisfy the Requirements of Systems Science,” Information and Organization (26), pp. 116-126.

2015: Lee, A. S., Thomas, M., and Baskerville, R. L., “Going Back to Basics in Design Science: From the Information Technology Artifact to the Information Systems Artifact,” Information Systems Journal (25:1), pp. 5-21.

2014: Lee, A. S., “Mistaking Statistics for Rigor in American Business School Research:
 Should China Follow, or Lead in a New Direction?,” Frontiers of Business Research in China (8:4), pp. 411-434.

2014: Lee, A. S. and Luo, X., “Rethinking the Path of Business Research in the West: What Direction Is Better for Business Research in China?,” Nankai Business Review International (5:4), pp. 346-355.

2013: Chatterjee, S., Merhout, J., Sarker, S., and Lee, A. S., “An Examination of the Electronic Market Hypothesis in the U.S. Home Mortgage Industry: A Deductive Case Study,” Information Technology & People (26:1), pp. 4-27.

2012: Lee, A. S. and Baskerville, R. L., “Conceptualizing Generalizability,” MIS Quarterly (36:3), pp. 749-761.

2012: Lee, A. S. and Dennis, A. R., “A Hermeneutic Interpretation of a Controlled Laboratory Experiment: A Case Study of Decision Making with a Group Support System,” Information Systems Journal (22:1), pp. 3-27.

2010: Lee, A. S., “Retrospect and Prospect: Information Systems Research in the Last and Next 25 Years,” Journal of Information Technology (25), 2010, pp. 336–348.

2009: Lee, A. S. and Hubona, G. S., “A Scientific Basis for Rigor in Information Systems Research,” MIS Quarterly (33:2), 2009, pp. 237-262.

2008: Adebayo, A., Lee, A. S., and Epps, R., “Developing a Theory of Auditing Behavior in the Electronic Business Environment,” Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research (4:1), pp. 38-82.

2006: Sarker, S. and Lee, A. S., “Does the Use of Computer-Based BPC Tools Contribute to Redesign Effectiveness?  Insights from a Hermeneutic Study,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (53:1), pp. 130-145.

2004: Mårtensson, P. and Lee, A. S., “Dialogical Action Research at Omega Corporation,” MIS Quarterly (28:3), pp. 507-536.

2003: Lee, A. S. and Baskerville, R. L., “Generalizing Generalizability in Information Systems Research,” Information Systems Research (14:3), pp. 221-243.

2003: Sarker, S. and Lee, A. S., “Using a Case Study to Test the Role of Three Key Social Enablers in ERP Implementation,” Information & Management (40:8), pp. 813-829.

2002: Sarker, S. and Lee, A. S., “Using A Positivist Case Research Methodology to Test Three Competing Practitioner Theories-in-Use of Business Process Redesign,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2: Article 7).

1999: Sarker, S. and Lee, A. S., “IT-Enabled Organizational Transformation: A Case Study of BPR Failure at TELECO,” Journal of Strategic Information Systems (8:1), pp. 83-105.

1999: Lee, A. S., “Rigor and Relevance in MIS Research: Beyond the Approach of Positivism Alone,” MIS Quarterly (23:1), pp. 29-33.

1997: Ngwenyama, O. K. and Lee, A. S., “Communication Richness in Electronic Mail: Critical Social Theory and the Contextuality of Meaning,” MIS Quarterly (21:2), pp. 145-167.

1994: Lee, A. S., “Electronic Mail as a Medium for Rich Communication: An Empirical Investigation Using Hermeneutic Interpretation,” MIS Quarterly (18:2), pp. 143-157.

1993: Pliskin, N., Romm, T., Lee, A. S., and Weber, Y., “Presumed versus Actual Organizational Culture: Managerial Implications for Implementation of Information Systems,” The Computer Journal (36:2), pp. 143-152.

1992: Davis, G. B., Lee, A. S., Nickles, K. R., Chatterjee, S., Hartung, R., and Wu,Youlan, “Diagnosis of an Information System Failure: A Framework and Interpretive Process,” Information & Management (23:5), pp. 293-318.

1991: Romm, T., Pliskin, N., Weber, Y., and Lee, A. S., “Identifying Organizational Culture Clash in MIS Implementation,” Information & Management (21:2), pp. 99-109.

1991: Lee, A. S., “Integrating Positivist and Interpretive Approaches to Organizational Research,” Organization Science (2:4), pp. 342-365.

1989: Lee, A. S., “A Scientific Methodology for MIS Case Studies,” MIS Quarterly (13:1), pp. 33-50.  Reprinted in Qualitative Research in Information Systems: A Reader, edited by M. D. Myers and D. Avison, London: Sage, 2002, pp. 147-168.

1989: Lee, A. S., “Case Studies as Natural Experiments,” Human Relations (42:2), pp. 117-137.

1989: Lee, A. S., “The Pattern-Forming Mode of Teaching and Learning Statistics,” International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology (20:2), pp. 321-328.

1988: Lee, A. S. and Biles, G. E., “A Microcomputer Model for Human Resource Planning,” Human Resource Planning (11:4), pp. 293-315.

1987: Lee, A. S., “Quixotic Communication: The Case of Expert Witness Testimony,” Knowledge (8:4), pp. 549-585.

1986: Lee, A. S., “What Human Resource Planning and the Research on OR/MS/MIS Implementation Can Learn from Each Other,” Human Resource Planning (9:2), pp. 59-68.

Other refereed or invited publications (articles and book chapters)

2016: Lee, A. S., “A Commentary: Theory Appropriation and the Growth of Knowledge,”  Journal of Strategic Information Systems (25), pp. 68-71.

2014: Lee, A. S., “Theory is King? But First, What Is Theory?,” Journal of Information Technology (29:4), pp. 350-352.

2011: Lee, A. S., “Commentary on ‘IS Research Methods: Inclusive or Exclusive,’ ” Journal of Information Technology (26:4), pp. 296-298.

2008: Sarker, S. and Lee, A. S., “A Case Study of Business Process Reengineering Failure,” in Business Process Transformation, edited by V. Grover and M. L. Markus, Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, pp. 251-271.

2007: Lee, A. S., “Action is an Artifact: What Action Research and Design Science Offer to Each,” in Information Systems Action Research: An Applied View of Emerging Concepts, edited by N. Koch, New York: Springer, 2007, pp. 43-60.

2005: Lee, A. S., “Traditional Positivism,” in Foundations For Inquiry: Choices and Trade-offs in the Organizational Sciences, edited by Craig C. Lundberg and Cheri A. Young, Stanford University Press, pp. 104-109.  Reprint of selection from Lee, A. S., “Integrating Positivist and Interpretive Approaches to Organizational Research,” Organization Science (2:4), pp. 342-365.

2004: Lee, A. S., “Thinking about Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems,” in Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems, edited by L. Willcocks and J. Mingers, Chichester UK: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 1-26.

2003: Lee, A. S., “Building and Testing Theory on New Organizational Forms Enabled by Information Technology,” in Exploring Patterns in Information Management: Concepts and Perspectives for Understanding IT-Related Change, edited by B. Sundgren, P. Måtensson, M. Mähring, and K. Nilsson, Stockholm School of Economics: The Economic Research Institute, pp. 305-320.

2000: Lee, A. S., “Challenges to Qualitative Researchers in Information Systems,” in Qualitative Research in Information Systems: Issues and Trends, edited by E. M. Trauth, London: Idea Group Publishing, pp. 240-270

1999: Lee, A. S., “Researching MIS,” in Rethinking Management Information Systems: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, edited by W. L. Currie and R. Galliers, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 7-27.

1995: Lee, A. S., “Reviewing a Manuscript for Publication,” Journal of Operations Management (13), pp. 87-92.

1995: Davis, G. B., Lee, A. S., and Nickles, K. R., “Information System Failure,” in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, edited by A. Kent, New York: Marcel Dekker, pp. 175-186.

1988: Lee, A. S., “Despite Microcomputer Proliferation, Mainframes Are Still Preferred,” Computers in Personnel (2:2), pp. 45-50.

Edited books

2008: Willcocks, L. P. and Lee, A. S., Major Currents in Information Systems (London and Los Angeles: Sage, ISBN: 9781412922623 and 1412922623).  This six-volume set consists of commissioned chapters on the following topics: information systems infrastructure; information systems development; design science theories and research practices; management of information systems; social and organizational information systems research; and information systems, globalization and developing countries.

1997: Lee, A. S., Liebenau, J., and DeGross, J., Information Systems and Qualitative Research (London and New York: Chapman & Hall, ISBN: 0-412-82360-8).  This book was published in association with Working Group 8.2 of the International Federation for Information Processing (“IFIP WG 8.2”) and consists of papers presented at the 1997 meeting of IFIP WG 8.2 in Philadelphia. It was the third in a series of meetings devoted to research methods in information systems. The preceding two meetings were held in Manchester (1984) and in Copenhagen (1990).