We appreciate the careful and thoughtful commentary on Schermann et al. (2016) by Lacity and Khan (2016). Their commentary caused us to reflect on some of the underlying assumptions guiding our research. In the spirit of Lacity and Khan (2016), we do not attempt to defend our research and ‘win’ the conversation. Instead, we build on their insights to contribute to this potentially fruitful conversation among IS scholars started by Lacity and Khan (2016). We are grateful for the invitation from the Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS) to do this.
Schermann, M., Yetton, P., and Krcmar, H. (2016): ”A response to “Transaction Cost Economics on Trial Again””, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (25:1), 57–63.