Information Systems Education and Research: Are We Leaders or Laggards

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Prashant Palvia, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor and Director of the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Every discipline should periodically indulge in self-introspection to assess its value to the various stakeholders. In this writing, I exhort the MIS academic community to examine the value of the education and research that it provides to its various constituencies, such as students, other academicians, researchers, and practitioners. My central premise is that in many instances, IS education and research coining out of colleges and universities, is not current, and certainly not leading. In fact, it may well be lagging in several cases. I will provide underlying reasons for this situation, and present some anecdotes below.

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Information Resources Management Journal, Vol 10, No 2, Spring 1997, pp. 3-4
Language: English
Date: 1997
Information systems, Education, Research, Antiquated approaches

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