An integrated literature review: establishing relevance for practitioners

Mauricio Marrone, Mara Hammerle

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Practitioners and academics alike highlight a perceived lack of relevant Information Systems (IS) research, indicating that it may currently be of limited use and value to practitioners. In contrast with existing literature review methodologies, this article provides a systematic and comprehensive way of identifying research gaps by comparing academic and practitioner literatures. We use Semantic Entity Annotators and a keyness methodology to uncover discrepancies between the literatures, exposing relevant research gaps. In this way, our methodology borrows from established methods in Linguistics and Information Retrieval. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the methodology, we apply the proposed methodology to the Internet of Things. In particular, we explore the areas of smartphones, home appliances, and integrated circuits. The methodology presented here aims to increase the relevance of fields such as IS, helping to ensure future academic research is better aligned with practitioner literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 37th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016)
Place of PublicationAtlanta, Georgia
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683135
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 11 Dec 201614 Dec 2016
Conference number: 37th


Other2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Content Analysis and Indexing
  • Keyword Analysis
  • Internet of Things
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Text Analysis
  • Keyness


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