Research and teaching are closely linked in a professional academic field such as Information Systems. Research informs textbook writers. Textbooks inform students. Students practice what they learn. Research is disseminated to students/practitioners through reading assignments, class presentations and discussions, and easily accessible publications. Our field should be concerned with quality over quantity of research since "good" research is what we want to disseminate to practitioners.
"We ARE Doing Relevant IS Research: It's The Truth,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 6, Article 19.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol6/iss1/19