Communications of the Association for Information Systems


This report is based on the AIS research exchange held virtually on April 6, 2021, as part of a series on the anatomy of a good paper. This exchange was concerned with how researchers can identify promising research topics and avoid getting bogged down in projects that lack potential. Amber Young moderated an exchange between Robert Davison and Alan Dennis as they responded to questions from her and the audience. After the exchange, Syed Shuva interviewed Davison, Dennis, and Young. This report provides an overview of some literature on where good ideas come from and summarizes the discussion that took place during the research exchange and follow up interviews.





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