Title
Positioning the normalized systems theory in a design theory framework
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
conferenceObject
Publication
Berlin :Springer-verlag berlin ,
Subject
Economics
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
BUSINESS MODELING AND SOFTWARE DESIGN
Source (book)
2nd International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, (BMSD), JUL 04-06, 2012, Univ Geneva, Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Volume/pages
142(2013) , p. 43-63
ISSN
1865-1348
ISBN
978-3-642-37478-4
ISI
000345292700003
ISBN
978-3-642-37477-7
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Several frameworks have been proposed to define design science and design theory. For this reason, positioning a research stream within both paradigms has become a difficult exercise. In this paper, the Normalized Systems (NS) theory is positioned within design science and design theory, in particular the design theory framework formulated by Gregor & Jones (2007). Normalized Systems theory has been proposed as a way to cope with the ever increasingly agile environment to which organizations and their software applications need to adapt. The results of positioning NS within the presented framework for design theories show that NS almost fully incorporates all components of the design theory anatomy. The application of NS theory to other fields is also discussed. By positioning Normalized System theory within design science and design theory, we also believe to contribute to the definition of both fields in this paper.
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