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CIIS Publishes Reading List for IS Research

The CIIS Reading List is now available on our institute's website!

The document provides you with a broad collection of literature relevant to conducting research in information systems (IS). The reading list is assembled and organized by all professors of the Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS). It addresses Bsc., Msc., PhD students preparing their thesis and scholars undertaking IS research.

The collection is organized in various topic areas, which will vary in relevance for any specific research project. It is structured into four parts:

  1. Introduction (helps you to gain an understanding of what constitutes research in general and IS research in particular)

  2. Publishing (familiarizes you with the role, processes and challenges of scientific writing)

  3. Methodology (exposes you to various modes of research inquiry common in IS research)

  4. Theory (provides you with an in-depth knowledge of the primary theoretical perspectives within the IS discipline).

Questions or suggestions concerning the Reading List can be directed to: janek.richter(at)