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Flow in Information Systems Research: Review, Integrative Theoretical Framework, and Future Directions

Rissler, Raphael; Nadj, Mario; Adam, Marc T. P.


As information systems (IS) are increasingly able to create highly engaging and interactive experiences, the phenomenon of flow is considered a promising vehicle to understand pre-adoptive and post-adoptive IS user behavior. However, despite a strong interest of researchers and practitioners in flow, the reliability, validity, hypothesized relationships, and measurement of flow constructs in current IS literature remain challenging. By reviewing extant literature in top IS outlets, this paper develops an integrative theoretical framework of flow antecedents, flow constructs, and flow consequences within IS research. In doing so, we identify and discuss four major flow streams in IS research and indicate future research directions.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing (IISM)
Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000065555
Erschienen in 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik 2017 (WI-2017), St. Gallen, 12-15 February 2017
Seiten 1051-1065
Externe Relationen Abstract/Volltext
Schlagwörter Flow theory, flow measurement, flow streams, human-computer interaction, integrative theoretical framework
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