Communications of the Association for Information Systems


The micro-political and pragmatic ideas introduced by Nik Hassan can change our view about the nature of the field’s crisis from problems with the production of relevant knowledge through theory and methodology, towards our inattention to the power-knowledge politics of our field. Turning to this later possibility allows and requires us to be more foolish and playful about thinking through the nature of and responses to our research crisis, and provides the possibilities for alternative research practices to manoeuvre within and through varying micro-political influences. A few suggestions are offered using this strategy.