"I am an Engaged Scholar": A Typology of IS Researchers’ Engagement in Research with Industry

Petra Schubert, Thomas Kilian, Niels Bjørn-Andersen

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    Information Systems. The term UIC is used to describe the active engagement of an industry partner in a joint research project with academics. The objectives and motivations of UIC have been discussed widely and controversially in the literature. In our study, we were particularly interested in the factors that influence the setup of research projects. We started with an online survey in which we explore the influence of country of origin. The findings encouraged us to theorize about existing types of research engagements (which we define as UIC archetypes) related to the personality and the surrounding value system of the researcher. From the literature and our findings we developed an a priori framework of UIC archetypes which was then tested and refined using data from interviews with “successful” researchers. The findings show the characteristics (personality traits) and the influencing factors that shape the UIC archetypes. It will be interesting to see if the findings are meaningful to our readers and whether they can identify themselves from these UIC archetypes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCENTERIS 2014 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems / ProjMAN 2014 - International Conference on Project MANagement / HCIST 2014 - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies
    EditorsJoão Varajão, Manuela Cunha, Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Rodney Turner, Duminda Wijesekera, Ricardo Martinho, Rui Rijo
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventConference on ENTERprise Information Systems 2014 - Troia, Portugal
    Duration: 15 Oct 201417 Oct 2014
    Conference number: 6


    ConferenceConference on ENTERprise Information Systems 2014
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    SeriesProcedia Technology

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