The purpose of this panel involves helping the IS community devise strategies for augmenting the field’s credibility. Representing different continents, educational systems, and roles, our panelists will provide a global perspective on IS credibility. Using stakeholder theory as an organizing framework, this panel will identify the key stakeholders that positively and negatively influence the IS discipline as well as strategies for leveraging these stakeholders. Spirited debates will occur concerning the role of regulators, funding sources, faculty, administrators, students, and employers in shaping the credibility of the IS discipline.
Looney, C. A., Firth, D., Koch, H., Cecez-Kecmanovic, D., Hsieh, J. P.-A., Soh, C., Valacich, J. S., and Whitley, E. 2011. "The Credibility Crisis in IS: A Global Stakeholder Perspective," Proceedings of The 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China.