The paper is based on an ICIS 2002 panel on the role of four different IS Research communities with regard to topic choice, project/study acquisition, research strategy, respondents and site access, and expected, measurable outcome and dissemination channel. Although differences are clear and although a probably healthy degree of competition among the communities cannot be denied, at the end all panelists expressed the need for more complementarity and thus cooperation among the different communities.
Loebbecke, Claudia; Feeny, David; Weill, Peter; Jarke, Matthias; Kambil, Ajit; and Filos, Erastos
"Different IS Research Communities: Are They Competitors, Complements, or Ignoring Each Other?,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 11, Article 29.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol11/iss1/29