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Mis research directions: A survey of researchers' views

Teng, JTC and Galletta, DF (1991) Mis research directions: A survey of researchers' views. ACM SIGMIS Database, 22 (1-2). 53 - 62. ISSN 0095-0033

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Several studies have addressed important issues for MIS research, but until now no empirical studies have been conducted to assess how MIS researchers themselves view the relatively new field. This survey of 397 MIS researchers revealed preferences for research methods and current areas of concentration, current studies being conducted, publication history, and other factors of interest. It found the subjects' assessment of the quality of MIS research relatively low and that they feel there is an over-emphasis on transient topics, rather than on topics of lasting significance. There is continuing evidence of fragmentation in the field. Few MIS researchers appear to rely on research frameworks. However, there is overall optimism that the quality of MIS research has been improving, and will continue to improve in the future. Implications for the future of MIS research are then discussed. © 1991, ACM. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Teng, JTC
Date: 2 January 1991
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: ACM SIGMIS Database
Volume: 22
Number: 1-2
Page Range: 53 - 62
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/110790.110804
Schools and Programs: Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business > Business Administration
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0095-0033
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 22:45
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:55


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