In this article, we question the ‘‘theory fetish’’ we observe in IS research and suggest that research would benefit from a more relaxed notion of theory. It does not mean that IS scholars should give up the quest for theory in IS research, but that there should be the opportunity for publishing ideas without referring to a rigorous notion of theory.
BICHLER, M., FRANK, U., AVISON, D., MALAURENT, J., FETTKE, P. and HOVORKA, D. (2016). Theories in Business and Information Systems Engineering. Business and Information Systems Engineering, 58(4), pp. 291-319.