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
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period3/10/165/10/16

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