Conducting high-quality research is an important role of scholars. New knowledge cannot be discovered without continuous research and development. In the information systems area, however, quite a few people are suspicious of the value of research and particularly the knowledge derived from research and publication in our area. As a senior scholar staying in the arena for more than 30 years, I have seen this kind of debate appeared several times. It may be frustrating for scholars who would like to see immediate contribution of research findings from individual or a group of papers. Nonetheless, we can see substantial increase of our understanding or information technology in organizations in the past several decades.
"Recognizing the Value of Information Systems Research,"
Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems:
2, Article 1.
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