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Mobile Computing from a Developer's Perspective: A 10-Year Review, 1999-2008

Publiceringsår: 2010
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 220-233
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Perspectives in Business Informatics Research
Volym: 64
Dokumenttyp: Konferensbidrag
Förlag: Springer


This review has examined research in mobile computing from a developer's perspective. The review was underpinned by the assumption that mobile computing has accentuated factors compared to stationary computing that ought to be managed to harness the possibilities of mobile computing. Applying a developer's perspective rendered a certain interest in design-oriented research, i.e. prescriptive research. Articles were categorised in three dimensions; the first dimension was developmental factors accentuated by mobile computing. The second dimension regarded the approach, if it was descriptive or prescriptive. The third dimension regarded the organisational settings, if the user were a member of the mobile workforce or not. The purpose of this study was to identify areas of inquiry in mobile computing from a design-oriented perspective. The findings revealed that research among accentuated factors of mobility is unevenly distributed and that research on the mobile workforce is under-represented. However, design-oriented research has a reasonable representation in the set of publications. The under-representation of research concerning the mobile workforce ought to have relevance for business informatics research. In conjunction with these findings some thoughts on future research areas are presented.


  • Information Systems, Social aspects
  • Literature review
  • mobile computing
  • mobility
  • prescriptive research
  • design research


9th International Conference on Business Informatics Research
  • ISSN: 1865-1348
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-16100-1

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