An Information Systems Design Theory for Digital Broker Platforms

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Service platforms are becoming dominant drivers of daily business operations in a digitalized environment. Research focuses on technological and network effects of such platforms, while socio-technical opportunities remain limited. Guidance support in selecting appropriate digital services on a multisided market platform may help companies with low domain knowledge as it increases their benefits by reducing existing barriers in adopting emerging technologies. We adapt the concept of a broker to a digital platform, which instantiates guidance support on multisided markets as core platform element. Further, we abstract the concept of a digital broker platform as an Information Systems (IS) design theory. By providing the necessary components of an IS design theory, we offer the possibility to derive digital broker platform artifacts, which are theoretically and conceptually grounded. We provide design principles for the method artifact and describe their applicability in an exemplary instantiation of the design theory in the domain of cloud computing. Lastly, we present the artifact’s mutability as well as its testable propositions.


TitelThe Transdisciplinary Reach of Design Science Research - 17th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2022, Proceedings
Redakteure/-innenAndreas Drechsler, Aurona Gerber, Alan Hevner
Herausgeber (Verlag)Springer, Berlin [u. a.]
ISBN (Print)9783031065156
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022


ReiheLecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 13229


Titel17th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology
UntertitelThe Transdisciplinary Reach of Design Science Research
KurztitelDESRIST 2022
Dauer1 - 3 Juni 2022
BekanntheitsgradInternationale Veranstaltung
OrtUniversity of South Florida
StadtSt. Petersburg
LandUSA/Vereinigte Staaten

Externe IDs

RIS 10.1007/978-3-031-06516-3_1
Scopus 85131909978
unpaywall 10.1007/978-3-031-06516-3_1
ORCID /0000-0001-8365-8905/work/142247789