Situating Case Studies Within the Design Science Research Paradigm: An Instantiation for Collaborative Networks

Eric Costa, António Lucas Soares, Jorge Pinho de Sousa

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Abstract

A rigorous evaluation of an artifact is one of the fundamental aspects to be considered in Design Science Research projects. This evaluation part becomes even more difficult when a large variety of artifacts must be designed for a project. This can be a challenge for the field of Collaborative Networks, which involves knowledge from several scientific disciplines. Case studies are one of the evaluation methods in Design Science Research that are used for an ex-post evaluation of artifacts. However, we argue that this method can also be used for the ex-ante evaluation, mainly when multidisciplinary research is being carried out. Therefore, the main objective of this paper is to present and discuss a multidisciplinary project of Collaborative Networks using case studies before and after the design of the artifacts. On top of the Design Science Research guidelines, this research is supported by knowledge from Business and Manage‐ ment Studies on how to effectively design and perform Case Study Research for artifact evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration in a Hyperconnected World
EditorsHamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M Camarinha-Matos, António Lucas Soares
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages531-544
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45390-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 Oct 20165 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume480
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises
Abbreviated titlePRO-VE 2016
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period3/10/165/10/16

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    Costa, E., Soares, A. L., & Sousa, J. P. D. (2016). Situating Case Studies Within the Design Science Research Paradigm: An Instantiation for Collaborative Networks. In H. Afsarmanesh, L. M. Camarinha-Matos, & A. Lucas Soares (Eds.), Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World (pp. 531-544). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 480). Springer International Publishing AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_45