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Communications of the Association for Information Systems

Abstract

It is generally agreed that IS practitioners do not read academic research. Does it imply that research is irrelevant to practice or does not inform practice?. While I believe that this is not the case, and that dissemination does take place, I am concerned because I believe that academic research should be readable and accessible to practitioners. I suggest that writing for practitioners should be rewarded, but only as a complement to and based upon academic research. Academic research should address important and interesting issues. It should be relevant to audiences other than businesses, such as the non-profit and public sectors and society at large.

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