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Information systems research should influence the digital policy process

Whitley, Edgar A. ORCID: 0000-0003-1779-0814 (2024) Information systems research should influence the digital policy process. In: ECIS 2024 Proceedings. AIS. ISBN 9781958200100

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In this provocation, I argue that just as information systems research presents practical implications for organizations so the research should also influence the digital policy process. I argue that information systems researchers are missing an important opportunity for combining research–with–practice and are allowing other fields (computer science, law etc.) to shape our digital futures. I explore some of the reasons given for not seeking to influence the policy process and address these challenges with examples of the kinds of possibilities that policy engagement enables including opportunities for innovative research contributions and satisfy emerging requirements from our journals for significance or contribution statements.

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Additional Information: © 2024 AIS
Divisions: Management
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2024 09:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2024 15:45

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