[AISWorld] ECIS 2017 ‹ Panel Discussion: Making an Impact in a Publish-or-Perish World (June 9, 2-4 pm)

Wiener, Martin MWIENER at bentley.edu
Tue May 16 18:47:55 EDT 2017

** ECIS 2017 ‹ Panel Discussion: Making an Impact in a Publish-or-Perish
World (June 9, 2-4 pm) **

Dear fellow IS researchers,

We kindly invite you to join a panel discussion at ECIS 2017 on the topic
of research impact within the IS discipline.

PANEL MOTIVATION: On the one hand, in today¹s publish-or-perish world, IS
researchers face increasing pressure to publish in top-tier journals
(e.g., AIS Senior Scholars¹ Basket of Eight). Consequently and not
surprisingly, scholars, especially young scholars, are increasingly
shifting their sole focus on publishing in such outlets. On the other
hand, there are highly controversial discussions on the real-life impact
of research published in top-tier journals (see, for example, the
discussion initiated by Samir Chatterjee on AISWorld in summer 2016). This
dilemma is further intensified by the rising pressure universities and
researchers face from funding agencies to conduct impactful research and
to Œgive back¹ to key stakeholders, including students, businesses, and
society in general.

PANELISTS: Representing the perspectives of different countries/regions,
five senior IS scholars who have been recognized for their impactful
research around the globe will participate in the panel discussion:
- Shirley Gregor (Australian National University, Australia)
- Samir Chatterjee (Claremont Graduate University, USA)
- Alan R. Dennis (Indiana University, USA)
- Magnus Mähring (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
- Peter Mertens (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

PANEL STRUCTURE: The panel discussion is designed to be highly interactive
and will focus on three central questions/themes:
1. What is research impact?
2. Approaches to making an impact with IS research
3. Advice to PhD students and early-career scholars

WHERE: ECIS 2017 in Guimarães, Portugal
WHEN: Friday, June 9, 2017, 2:00 ‹ 4:00 pm

We hope you will be able to join us!
If you cannot make it, please feel free to send us your comments/questions
for the panelists via email (see below) or Twitter (#ISResearchImpact).

All the best
Carol & Martin

Carol Saunders, Northern Arizona University, carol.saunders at nau.edu
Martin Wiener, Bentley University, mwiener at bentley.edu

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