Journal of Information Systems Applied Research


V14 N1 Pages 36-59

Mar 2021

Internet of Things (IoT): An Analysis of the Research

Zack Jourdan
Auburn University - Montgomery
Montgomery, AL USA

Ken Corley
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC USA

James Ryan
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA USA

Wendy Anderson
Auburn University - Montgomery
Montgomery, AL USA

Abstract: The number of research articles related to the Internet of Things (IoT) has rapidly increased in the last few years. A review of this literature base will help identify the methodologies and topics that have been explored and identify avenues for further research. This research project collects, synthesizes, and analyses both the research methodologies and content (e.g., topics, focus, categories) of the literature, and then discusses an agenda for future research efforts. We conducted a structured literature search and analyzed 214 articles published over the past twenty years (1999-2018) in forty-three top Information Systems (IS) journals listed in the Australian Deans’ Business Council’s list. We found an increasing level of activity most recently during the 20-year period and a biased distribution of IoT articles focused on exploratory methodologies. We also found several research methods that were either underrepresented or absent from the pool of research. We also identified several topics that need further exploration. The compilation of the methodologies used and IoT topics being studied can serve to motivate researchers to strengthen current research and explore new areas of this research.

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Recommended Citation: Jourdan, Z., Corley, K., Ryan, J., Anderson, W., (2021). Internet of Things (IoT): An Analysis of the Research. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research14(1) pp 36-59. http://JISAR.org/2021-1/ ISSN : 1946 - 1836. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2020