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Winkler, Nane; Schwinghammer, Ronja and Hess, Thomas ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3969-7477 (11. May 2023): Can the old world still not publish empirical papers? A literature analysis of empirical methods use in the German-speakinganalysis of empirical methods use in the German-speaking information systems research community information systems research community. Thirty-first European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2023), Kristiansand, Norway, Juni 2023. In: ECIS 2023 Research Papers. 352,

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There is an ongoing debate in information systems (IS) about the different research paradigms amongregional IS research communities (ISRCs). The Anglo-American ISRC tends to be more behaviorist, while the European, and especially the German-speaking, ISRC tends to be more constructivist. This results in marked disparities in use of research methodologies. Especially in empirical methods, the German-speaking ISRC seems to be not broadly enough positioned. However, empirical methods play a significant role when it comes to publications in high-ranking IS journals and are thus of particular importance. This study examines how the use of empirical methods in the German-speaking ISRC developed between 2010 and 2020 and to what extent this differs from the international ISRC. In this study, we conducted a literature analysis of journal articles of the German-speaking ISRC. We manually classified the used methodology and descriptively analyzed the results.

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