Alternative Genres of IS Research: Looking for Great Leaps Forward

Michel Avital, Lars Mathiassen, Kevin Crowston, Omar A. El Sawy, Shirley Gregor

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    The potential value of alternative genres in IS research is the core question that drives this panel discussion. The term “Alternative Genres” refers to unconventional forms of thinking, doing, and communicating scholarship and practice. It relates to innovation with respect to epistemological perspectives, research methods, semantic framing, literary styles, and media of expression. Overall, the application of alternative genres is considered to be a generative act that provides an opportunity to take a fresh look and to gain deeper understanding of the subject matter. Nonetheless, paradoxically the prevailing genres have much inertia, in spite of the inherent boundary spanning nature of alternative genres. Building on their own recent empirical research, the panelists will debate the potential value of alternative genres as unconventional modality of IS scholarship and how alternative genres might be utilized to support the discipline's the next leap forward.
    The potential value of alternative genres in IS research is the core question that drives this panel discussion. The term “Alternative Genres” refers to unconventional forms of thinking, doing, and communicating scholarship and practice. It relates to innovation with respect to epistemological perspectives, research methods, semantic framing, literary styles, and media of expression. Overall, the application of alternative genres is considered to be a generative act that provides an opportunity to take a fresh look and to gain deeper understanding of the subject matter. Nonetheless, paradoxically the prevailing genres have much inertia, in spite of the inherent boundary spanning nature of alternative genres. Building on their own recent empirical research, the panelists will debate the potential value of alternative genres as unconventional modality of IS scholarship and how alternative genres might be utilized to support the discipline's the next leap forward.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012
    Editors F. George Joey
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Date2012
    Pages1305-1310
    ChapterPaper 1131
    ISBN (Electronic)9780615718439
    StatePublished - 2012
    EventThe 33rd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2012 : Digital Innovation in the Service Economy - Orlando, Florida, United States
    Duration: 16 Dec 201219 Dec 2012
    http://icis2012.aisnet.org/

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    ConferenceThe 33rd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2012
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando, Florida
    Period16/12/201219/12/2012
    OtherICIS is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
    Volume2012
    ISSN0000-0033

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      Avital, M., Mathiassen, L., Crowston, K., El Sawy, O. A., & Gregor, S. (2012). Alternative Genres of IS Research: Looking for Great Leaps Forward. In . F. G. Joey (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 1305-1310 ). Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol.. 2012
      Avital, Michel ; Mathiassen, Lars ; Crowston, Kevin ; El Sawy, Omar A. ; Gregor, Shirley. / Alternative Genres of IS Research : Looking for Great Leaps Forward. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. editor / F. George Joey. Vol. 2 Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2012. pp. 1305-1310 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ???volume??? 2012).
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      Avital, M, Mathiassen, L, Crowston, K, El Sawy, OA & Gregor, S 2012, Alternative Genres of IS Research: Looking for Great Leaps Forward. in FG Joey (ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. vol. 2, Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, vol. 2012, pp. 1305-1310 , Orlando, Florida, United States, 16/12/2012.

      Alternative Genres of IS Research : Looking for Great Leaps Forward. / Avital, Michel; Mathiassen, Lars; Crowston, Kevin; El Sawy, Omar A.; Gregor, Shirley.

      Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. ed. / F. George Joey. Vol. 2 Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2012. p. 1305-1310 .

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      Avital M, Mathiassen L, Crowston K, El Sawy OA, Gregor S. Alternative Genres of IS Research: Looking for Great Leaps Forward. In Joey FG, editor, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. Vol. 2. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2012. p. 1305-1310 . (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol. 2012).