This chapter explores the concept of theory from an informatics perspective. That is, it frames a theory as a conceptual pattern, an information construct or ontology, and theory building as a process that creates uses and modifies a pattern. An agenda for information systems as a discipline for explicit pattern management is proposed.
|Title of host publication||Information Systems Foundations: Theory Building in Information Systems|
|Place of Publication||ANU|
|Publisher||ANU E Press|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|