Reflect and redefine: Deans' perspectives on the positioning of IS within the business school

John G. Mooney, David Salisbury, Mark Fuller, Len Jessup, Andrew Schwarz, Bill C. Hardgrave, Peter A. Todd

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Abstract

Over the 12 years since the glory days of the dot com and Y2K phenomena at the turn of the last century, IS departments at many colleges and schools of business have suffered significant declines in student enrolments, elimination from core curricula, reduced faculty numbers, and overall a weakened strategic positioning within the business school. Recent AACSB faculty hiring and salary reports indicate that "CIS" is the only discipline which has seen an overall decline in faculty hiring over the past 10 years, in contrast with significant growth in all other disciplines. Many IS departments have been merged with other disciplines, or closed entirely. In contrast, however, a number of IS departments have continued to enjoy significant growth and success. This panel of five current/recent business school deans and members of the IS community will offer their perspectives on the strategic positioning of IS within the business school, and share their recommendations on what IS departments need to do to strengthen their positioning within the business school across the domains of teaching, research and relationships with the broader academic and business communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Pages3165-3167
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2012Aug 12 2012

Publication series

Name18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Volume4

Other

Other18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/9/128/12/12

Keywords

  • Future of IS
  • IS curriculum
  • IS education
  • IS research agenda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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    Mooney, J. G., Salisbury, D., Fuller, M., Jessup, L., Schwarz, A., Hardgrave, B. C., & Todd, P. A. (2012). Reflect and redefine: Deans' perspectives on the positioning of IS within the business school. In 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 (pp. 3165-3167). (18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012; Vol. 4).