Darroch, Fiona and Toleman, Mark (2004) Crossing the great divide: a first step toward bridging the gap between academia and industry. In: ACIS 2004: 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Managing New Wave Information Systems: Enterprise, Government and Society, 1-3 Dec 2004, Hobart, Australia.
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[Abstract]: Debate has persisted over the raison d’être of the Information Systems (IS) discipline. There are many facets to this complex issue, including two closely linked ones, namely rigour versus relevance, and the relationship between academics and professionals. While there has been much introspection from IS researchers as to the apparent state of play, there has been no empirical research conducted to illicit the practitioner perspective. Based on a framework of the current literature, this paper explores the situation from the practitioner perspective through in-depth interviews. The findings provide new insights into the academic-practitioner relationship, highlighting aspects of the existing understanding and extending it in ways that will prove critical in assisting the resolution of this long-term problem.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retain copyright. Deposited with permission of the 2nd author.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||IS research, rigour, relevance, IS theory, IS practitioner|
|Subjects:||280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280100 Information Systems > 280110 Systems Theory|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Rae Jones|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2009 05:46|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:17|
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