Reading List

At ESCP Business School we have started a Reading Circle on Design Science. In the following you find a collection of readings from the Reading Circle in case you are interested in diving into Design Science Research.

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Design Science in Entrepreneurship

Opportunities as Artifacts and Entrepreneurship as Design.

Berglund, H., Bousfiha, M. and Mansoori, Y. (2020).

Beyond bridging rigor and relevance: The three-body problem in entrepreneurship.

Berglund, H., Dimov, D., & Wennberg, K. (2018)

Toward a design science of entrepreneurship.

Dimov, D. (2016)


Modern Classics in Design Science Research

Design science in information systems research. ​

Hevner, A. R., March, S. T., Park, J., & Ram, S. (2004)

Design and Natural Science Research on Information Technology.

March ST, Smith GF (1995)

Making a Difference: Organization as Design.

Romme, A. G. L. (2003)


Publishing Design Science Research

Positioning and Presenting Design Science Research for Maximum Impact.

Gregor S, Hevner AR (2013)

Conducting and publishing design science research: Inaugural essay of the design science department of the Journal of Operations Management.

van Aken, J., Chandrasekaran, A., & Halman, J. (2016)

The DSR grid: six core dimensions for effectively planning and communicating design science research projects.

vom Brocke, J., & Maedche, A. (2019)


Design Theory and Design Principles

Management Research Based on the Paradigm of the Design Sciences: The Quest for Field-Tested and Grounded Technological Rules.

van Aken JE (2004)

The Anatomy of a Design Theory.

Gregor S and Jones D (2007)

Improving employees' compliance through information systems security training: an action research study.

Puhakainen, P., & Siponen, M. (2010)

Accumulation and evolution of design knowledge in design science research: A journey through time and space.

vom Brocke, J., Winter, R., Hevner, A., & Maedche, A. (2019)


Some Philosophical Underpinnings - Bunge’s Notion of Technology

Social Science under Debate: A Philosophical Perspective.

Bunge, M. (1999).

Finding philosophy in social science.

Bunge, M. (1996).

Philosophical dictionary. Key words: Technology and Philosophy of Technology.

Bunge, M. A. (2003).


Supervising Master/Bachelor Theses Following A Design Science Approach

Problem solving in organizations.

Van Aken, J. E., & Berends, H. (2018).


Other interesting reads

The sciences of the artificial.

Simon, H. A. (1996).

A design science research methodology for information systems research.

Peffers, Ken; Tuunanen, Tuure; Rothenberger, Marcus A.; Chatterjee, Samir (2007).

An introduction to design science.

Johannesson, Paul; Perjons, Erik (2014).

Action design research.

Sein, M. K., Henfridsson, O., Purao, S., Rossi, M., & Lindgren, R. (2011).