Nurturing a Thriving Information Systems Discipline: A Call to Action

Michel Avital, Natalia Levina, Ritu Agarwal, Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Varun Grover, Eldon Y. Li, Dov Te'eni

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    While the aspiration for the IS discipline's bright future is a shared objective, there is a controversy about what are the fundamental challenges ahead let alone how to approach them. This panel addresses the question of what should we do to nurture a thriving IS discipline? Opinions regarding how to solidify the position of the IS discipline can be classified into five interrelated clusters: research-oriented approaches, teaching-oriented approaches, practice-oriented approaches, scholarship-oriented approaches, and organization-oriented approaches. Building on crowdsourcing within the IS community to inform a panel of senior scholars, we will engage in a debate about possible approaches to nurture and invigorate the IS discipline in the coming decade. Overall, we aim to inspire and spark grassroots-based collective action in pursuit of thriving IS scholarship. At minimum, we hope to stimulate new insights about the desired and possible futures of the IS discipline, and the instrumental steps to realize them.
    TitelProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems : ICIS 2011
    RedaktørerDennis F. Galletta, Ting-Peng Liang
    Antal sider8
    UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    ISBN (Trykt)9780615559070
    StatusUdgivet - 2011
    BegivenhedThe 32nd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2011 - Shanghai, Kina
    Varighed: 4 dec. 20117 dec. 2011
    Konferencens nummer: 32


    KonferenceThe 32nd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2011
    By Shanghai


    • Future of IS
    • IS research agenda
    • Collective action
    • Crowdsourcing