Monday, January 26, 2015

CFP: Special issue of Information Systems Journal on Activity Theory in IS Research

This CFP came across my email today. If you're working in IS research and using activity theory, definitely check it out.

As you may know, the Information Systems Journal is a strong journal in this area, and AT has become increasingly important to IS research. The editors
seek relevant and rigorous submissions which address a combination of the following criterion.
1. Apply and develop Activity Theory in IS research, by demonstrating the empirical and theoretical
2. Offer new contributions to Activity Theory, for instance extending Activity Theory or signalling how the IS field can offer a fertile landscape for expanding Activity Theory.
3. Offer in depth comparison of Activity Theory with other contemporary social frameworks (cf.,
4. Blend Activity Theory with complimentary contemporary social theories.
5. Expand research design to include mixed and multi-method studies.
6. Critical studies on Activity Theory and papers that illuminate on the difficulties of applying
7. Consider the origins of Activity Theory and the interpretation and misinterpretations of it in
8. The application of Activity Theory in novel contexts, such as online and digital environments.
The optional extended abstract is due April 30, with full paper due by Sept 1. Looks well worth it!

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