GTM in Journals

GTM in Journals

Welcome to the Grounded Theory in Information Systems (IS) Research website.

This site aims to provide grounded theory researchs in IS with an overview and details on GTM studies, published in information systems journals.

This work started with an initial dataset of 43 Grounded Theory papers that were published in European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, International Journal of Information Management, Journal of Information Technology, and Management Science.

The results of this study were published in 2017: Wiesche, Jurisch, Yetton, Krcmar (2017) Grounded Theory Methodology in Information Systems Research. MIS Quarterly, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp. 685-701.
The article is available for download HERE.

This website is a continuously developing document that seeks to provide an overview of studies published in information systems journals.

If you have published or know of other studies that should be listed here, please contact Manuel Wiesche:


Form of Contribution
Theoretical Sampling
Role of Prior Theory .d
Open Coding
Axial Coding

Selective Coding

Theoretical Coding
Constant Comparison
Coding Paradigm
GTM Approach
GTM Adaptions
Core Category
Duration (Months)Citations per Year .c
Total Citations .c
Barrett and Walsham 1999TbS341388222
Maznevski and Chudoba 2000TbaaaaS2197071456
Larsen et al 2009TbS45026
Goulielmos 2004TS41846
Boudreau and Robey 2005TS15629629
Volkoff et al. 2007TaS362838227
Ransbotham and Mitra 2009TS3-4a121773
Strong and Volkoff 2010TS363100155
Abraham et al. 2013TbaaSb204008
Gasson and Waters 2013TG2,55010
Smolander et al. 2008MbSa1247133
Huff and Munro 1985MaaaGaa9a643193
Orlikowski 1993MS6901518
Crook and Kumar 1998MS1312223
Scott 2000MS62280342
Scott and Kaindl 2000MS181127169
Lee 2001MS6105147
Fabricatore et al. 2002MaaaaS14a1131147
Levina and Ross 2003MaaaSa40a5383646
Nasirin and Birks 2003MGS2530
Sherif and Vinze 2003MS53364
Smith and Kumar 2004MS1164128
Shah 2006MS660594
Espinosa et al. 2007MS3075246
Xu and Ramesh 2007MS43835
Day et al. 2007MS106764
Palka et al. 2009MS151850111
Chalkraborty et al. 2010MaaSa40a144072
Seeley and Targett 1997DS11721
De Vreede et al. 1998DS24812138
Seeley and Targett 1999DS36959
Jones and Hughes 2001DS886124
Slack and Rowley 2002DS228537
Debreceny et al. 2003DS30036
Lander et al. 2004DS1409155
Volkoff et al. 2005DaGaa361100110
Zahedi et al. 2006DG40036
Hackney et al. 2007DS51341
Tschang 2007DGS361663133
Kesseler 2008DGS5628620
Ribes and Finholt 2009Da2Ga561783107
Chang et al. 2011DS32513
Lederman and Johnston 2011DS2510
Corbett and Mellouli 2017TS12
Qiu et al. 2017MGS20
Gregory et al. 2015TG24
Miranda et al. 2015MG72
Montazemi and Qahri-Saremi 2015M2G
Sadovykh et al. 2015MGS
Bensaou et al. 2014TGS16
Hinds & Cramton 2014M2G
Lin et al. 2014MS
Shaw 2014TS
Gregory et al. 2013T2G53
Mattarelli et al. 2013TS24
Nidhra et al. 2013TS
Austin et al. 2012M2G
Dougherty & Dunne 2012TS36
Edberg et al. 2012M2G24
Galliers and Huang 2012MGS3
Lin et al. 2012MGS
Berente et al. 2011MS
Zahedi and Bansal 2011TS
Vannoy and Salam 2010TS
Does apply T Theory
Does apply partially/indicated M Model
Other D Description
Not reported GS Glaser und Strauss (1967)
a Change after contacting the authors based on additional information S Straussian
b Change after contacting the authors based on false coding G Glaserian
c Citations from Google Scholar as of Spring 2015 2G 2nd generation (e.g. Clarke)
d Reverse coding

If you have published or know of other studies that should be listed here, please contact us:

Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar

Dr. Manuel Wiesche