It is generally agreed that IS practitioners do not read academic research. Does it imply that research is irrelevant to practice or does not inform practice?. While I believe that this is not the case, and that dissemination does take place, I am concerned because I believe that academic research should be readable and accessible to practitioners. I suggest that writing for practitioners should be rewarded, but only as a complement to and based upon academic research. Academic research should address important and interesting issues. It should be relevant to audiences other than businesses, such as the non-profit and public sectors and society at large.
Sein, Maung K.
"The Relevance of IS Academic Research: Not As Good As It Can Get,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 6, Article 23.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol6/iss1/23