Much of the discussion on the relevance of IS academic research to industry tends to take sides. I propose that it would be more constructive if the interaction with industry is recognized and nurtured. I suggest that to stay up to date, IS professors and doctoral students should actively interact with the industry and also encourage industry professionals to collaborate with IS academic programs.
Kohli, R. (2001). Industry-Academia Interaction: Key to IT Relevance. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 6, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.00615