To be truly relevant, research must be oriented toward the future. After the research is completed, it must ultimately provide some value to society, whether near term or long term. Information systems researchers, concerned as we are with the uses of technology, operate under a severe handicap because we do not have opportunities to study new technologies while they are under development. Our challenge is to find ways to work together on the most relevant questions and to perform research at earlier stages of the technology life cycle.
Rollier, B. (2001). Information Systems Research: Reversing the Orientation. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 6, pp-pp. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.00622