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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    Abstract

    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.
    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems : ICIS 2011
    EditorsDennis F. Galletta, Ting-Peng Liang
    Number of pages8
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Date2011
    Article number3
    ISBN (Print)9780615559070
    StatePublished - 2011
    EventThe 32nd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2011 - Shanghai, China
    Duration: 4 Dec 20117 Dec 2011
    Conference number: 32
    http://icis2011.aisnet.org/

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 32nd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2011
    Number32
    CountryChina
    City Shanghai
    Period04/12/201107/12/2011
    Internet address

    Keywords

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

    Cite this

    Avital, M., Levina, N., Agarwal, R., Bjørn-Andersen, N., Grover, V., Li, E. Y., & Te'eni, D. (2011). Nurturing a Thriving Information Systems Discipline: A Call to Action. In D. F. Galletta, & T-P. Liang (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2011 [3] Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL).
    Avital, Michel ; Levina, Natalia ; Agarwal, Ritu ; Bjørn-Andersen, Niels ; Grover, Varun ; Li, Eldon Y. ; Te'eni, Dov. / Nurturing a Thriving Information Systems Discipline : A Call to Action. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2011. editor / Dennis F. Galletta ; Ting-Peng Liang. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2011.
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    Nurturing a Thriving Information Systems Discipline : A Call to Action. / Avital, Michel; Levina, Natalia; Agarwal, Ritu; Bjørn-Andersen, Niels; Grover, Varun; Li, Eldon Y.; Te'eni, Dov.

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2011. ed. / Dennis F. Galletta; Ting-Peng Liang. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2011. 3.

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    Avital M, Levina N, Agarwal R, Bjørn-Andersen N, Grover V, Li EY et al. Nurturing a Thriving Information Systems Discipline: A Call to Action. In Galletta DF, Liang T-P, editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems: ICIS 2011. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2011. 3.