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Abstract (English)

Escapism is often defined as temporally getting away from unpleasant

situations or thoughts. Since technology creates new opportunities to escape from

something unpleasant, the interest in studying escapism has recently increased in

information system (IS) research. However, despite growing interest on escapism,

research is still in its very beginning stages. To explore IS phenomena more

comprehensively this paper proposes a research agenda that highlights current

shortcomings and the need to address these shortcomings. Thus, this paper provides

a point of departure for future research on escapism and encourages IS-research to

further investigate the effects of escapism in IS-related settings.