Longitudinal effectsPhenomenonin real lifePractitionerliteratureAcademicliteraturePhenomenonin real lifePractitionerliteratureAcademicliteratureResidualeffectt=Tt=T+1ResidualeffectESSEC
Methodology• Phase I – systematic literature review –Okoli and Schabram (2010)• Phase II – discourse analysis -Abrahamson and Fairchild (1999)• Search string– “crowd funding” or “crowd-funding” or“crowdfunding”• 359 papers – 266 shortlistedESSEC
Discourse analysisTerm Definition Example (crowd funding)ProblemdiscourseA fashion upswing discourse proposing theoriesabout the problem source motivating fashion.Venture capital funding is a riskwhen all funds are invested in oneventure.SolutiondiscourseA fashion upswing discourse describing thefashion with claims that it is all powerful in scopeand impact.Crowd funding spreads the risk ofventure capital funding and givesmore choice to investors.BandwagondiscourseA fashion upswing discourse relating stories aboutfirms successfully adopting the fashion.Kickstarter has used crowd fundingeffectively to raise funds for itsusers.DebunkingdiscourseA fashion downswing discourse advocatingrejection of the fashion.Crowd funding was simplysomething used to get aroundstringent investment laws.SurfingdiscourseA fashion downswing discourse advocating atransition from one fashion to the next.Crowd funding will transition into anew and different form because ofthe JOBS Act.SustainingdiscourseA fashion downswing discourse advocating thefashion despite falling interest.Crowd funding will sustain despitethe JOBS Act coming into being.
Expected results• Existence of fashion trends in IS topics• Existence of synchronized agendabetween practitioner and academicpublications• Move towards building a model that canbetter explain fashion trends in IS literatureESSEC
Future research• Complete SLR and discourse analysis• Check for the robustness of the method• Test and refine the model• Test the model on other phenomenonESSEC