"Impact Engineering" or Social Responsibility?: A Debate on the Responsibilities of Academics and Ways to Combine Scientific with Practice Impact

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract In recent years, our discipline has been subject to a development that affects its core and has already triggered clearly perceptible changes. This development is characterized by two main aspects. The undoubtedly legitimate demand for internationalization scientic competition does not stop at country or language barriers creates a need to publish in English. At the same time, Business and Information Systems Engineering is also confronted with increasing and more complex justication challenges. Under the influence of international conventions, another reputation mechanism has gained significance in recent years, namely scientic impact. The transformation process outlined here matters to many of us, especially those who are considering an academic career. It is connected with the fundamental question of how university professors in our discipline should shoulder their social responsibilities on the one hand, and how they should respond to the increasing use of indicators for the comparative evaluation of scientic performance on the other. In our opinion, the classic ideal is not an increasing focus on individual impact dimensions or even publication channels, but the combination of two interrelated contributions.
Authors Frank, Ulrich; Winter, Robert; Mertens, Peter; Koenig, Wolfgang; Scheer, August-Wilhelm; Buhl, Hans Ulrich; Buxmann, Peter; Legner, Christine & Suhl, Leena
Research Team IWI1
Journal or Publication Title Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE)
Language English
Subjects information management
HSG Classification not classified
Refereed Yes
Date 1 August 2015
Publisher Springer Gabler
Place of Publication Wiesbaden
Volume 57
Number 4
Page Range 279-292
Number of Pages 14
ISSN 2363-7005
ISSN-Digital 1867-0202
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-015-0392-2
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Robert Winter
Date Deposited 27 Jul 2015 12:43
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:25
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/242770

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Frank, Ulrich; Winter, Robert; Mertens, Peter; Koenig, Wolfgang; Scheer, August-Wilhelm; Buhl, Hans Ulrich; Buxmann, Peter; Legner, Christine & Suhl, Leena (2015) "Impact Engineering" or Social Responsibility?: A Debate on the Responsibilities of Academics and Ways to Combine Scientific with Practice Impact. Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE), 57 (4). 279-292. ISSN 2363-7005

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