Making information systems research more valuable

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Abstract

This essay explores research characteristics beyond those of rigor or relevance to propose a framework that will make information systems (IS) research more valuable to its stakeholders. The value of IS research ought to be measured by its originality, how well it addresses the needs of its sociological and discursive environment, the extent the research makes evident what is hidden, and how closely it adheres to the laws that rarify it. The originality of the research is in turn defined by its subordination to its disciplinary subject matter and how actively the research manipulates the objects and concepts that it forges in the process of creating knowledge. These characteristics define the value of IS research and what ultimately makes the research relevant and sought after.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationReaching New Heights
Pages2420-2427
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2007Aug 12 2007

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights
Volume4

Other

Other13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/10/078/12/07

Keywords

  • Concept formation
  • Foucault
  • Originality
  • Philosophy of information systems
  • Rarity
  • Relevance
  • Value of information systems research

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