This paper considers the espoused reasons for the recent emphasis on multidisciplinary research, drawing on some of the literature on multi-functional networking and teamworking in industry. We critique the predominately prescriptive and overly simplistic accounts of multidisciplinary working in academia. Finally, we distinguish between interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and consider the implications of our analysis in terms of encouraging the former, particularly in the Information Systems domain.
Newell, Sue and Galliers, Robert D., "More than a Footnote: The Perils of Multidisciplinary Research Collaboration" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 304.