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2007

Analyzing IS research productivity: an inclusive approach to global IS scholarship

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Analyzing IS research productivity: an inclusive approach to global IS scholarship
An increasing number of studies have appeared that evaluate and rank journal quality and the productivity of IS scholars and their institutions. In this paper, we describe the results of one recent study identifying the ‘ Top 30’ IS Researchers, revealing many unexamined assumptions about which IS publication outlets should be included in any definition of high-quality, scholarly IS journals. Drawing from the argument that all categories and classification schemes are grounded in politics, we critique the process by which the recent study in question (and several earlier studies) have derived the set of journals from which they count researcher publications. Based on a critical examination of the widespread inclusion of practitioner outlets, and the consistent exclusion of European scholarly IS journals, we develop our own arguments for which journals should be included in such evaluations of researcher productivity. We conduct our own analysis of IS researcher productivity for th...
Michael J. Gallivan, Raquel Benbunan-Fich
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where EJIS
Authors Michael J. Gallivan, Raquel Benbunan-Fich
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