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Joining Academia
Publish or Perish Why, What, How and more!

Ajay Vinz
Department of Information Systems
W. P. Carey School of Business

Medellin, Colombia
October 2-4, 2016
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My reasons for being in Academia


It has now been 28 years in academia!
ASU, Texas A&M, University of Arizona, UConn
ESAN, U.Sarajevo, VSE, SIBM, SHUFE, DU, PU, DES, AIM

Drivers for being in academia


Surrounded by really smart people; no boss; teaching

Areas of research and teaching interests


Business Intelligence / AI applications for Business
Disaster preparedness and response
Collaborative Computing
Global Information Systems

Founder/Director, CABIT
Partnerships with Industry US Army, CHW, Cisco, IBM, Intel, MCDPH and others

Fulbright Senior Specialist/Scholar international partnerships (2008-14)


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Why Publish?
Education innovation is changing the
game!

technologyinnovation
product&serviceinnovation
processinnovation
businessmodelinnovation
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Technology innovation
Hybrid delivery, Flipped classrooms, MOOCs!!
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Product / Service Innovation


competition will force every
professor to improve his or her
pedagogy or face an online
competitor When
outstanding becomes so easily
available, average is over

Thomas L. Friedman
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Process
innovation
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ASUs Carey School of Business


became the first school to make its
full-time MBA program completely
free, no strings attached.
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Business model innovation


We have a lot to learn from

Evolving Models for


Research and Teaching
Globalization!
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Changing Perspectives in Academia


Publish or Perish
Publish or Not to Publish (Detmar Straub) other options for leadership
Knowledge Creation - How, what and where?
The research model tends to be decidedly North American/European
centric in its orientation
However, increasingly The world is flat (Tom Friedman) Research
expectations/requirements are level as is the playing field
Focus on only the A-List?!
deans and department chairs, should treat a basket of research outlets
that collectively address research leadership, practitioner perspectives and
curricular implications (Ajay Vinze)
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Publish or Perish
The positives
Contributions to knowledge; keeping professionally engaged;
competing on the world stage
Tenure, Promotion and Reputation
Stay relevant in these changing times
The negatives
Quantity over quality debate; detracts from the teaching goal;
makes for an uneven playing field (globally)
What you can do to prepare and document your
performance
Impact factor; citation index, immediacy index
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Seven Stages of Publishing


How

Step 1: Have a focus and a vision


Step 2: Clear and concise (avoid jargon)
--- Work the Publishing hierarchy ---
Colleagues, peer institutions, conferences, journals
Step 3: Preview and review (best friend/worst enemy)
Step 4: Research journal prior to submission
Step 5: Submit Revise Resubmit Cycle
Step 6: Stay away from the panic key Read reviews carefully!
Step 7: Publish (dont forget to celebrate your success)
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What is a publishable
The KISS principle

The Rigor Relevance battle?


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What is a publishable?
The Basics
Necessary, but not
sufficient Scholarly Expectation
New 1. A fundamental question
2. Theory driven
True
3. Methodologically sound
Interesting 4. Effect and efficient
Relevant analytics/analysis
5. Answering the question
Considerations of the outlet

Not failure, but low aim is crime!
Conference
If you do not start with the highest
Journal
goals, you wont publish in the best
Book
outlet
Online
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What is a publishable?

The Rigor Relevance battle?


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I am now ready
so where do I Publish?

What is important to you professionally


What is valued in your setting
Opinions from your professional association
Journal editorial board
Journal rankings, Impact factors
Aim HIGH!

Google Scholar and Thomson ISI Web of Science


Download software to help you rate: Publish or Perish!
http://www.harzing.com/pop.htm
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Also, where you publish is predicated on


University-Faculty targets, tenure standards
Region of the world
Research philosophy; methods used
Nature of Research Topic
Personal
Ambition; life goals
Self-confidence, risk tolerance
Stage in academia
Urgency
Delays- Risk of Redundancy
Your perceived quality of your own work
Izak Benbasat, AMCIS 2010
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Geographic orientation of
Top Research Outlets
The North American Model

The European Model

The Asia-Pac Model

The Latin American Model


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The Process
Authors
SE

AE
Conferences

Reviewers

Traditional
Approach
Adapted from Detmar Straub, 2010
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Despite best efforts


Rejection happens
Remember it happens to the best
There is an appeal process remember the
process hierarchy
Reviews are valuable make sure you account
for flaws in your work before resubmitting
Try the next best outlet after improving the paper
No one ever (likes or) gets used to this!
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The on other side


Be a reviewer!
Be a contributing member of your research community.
What goes around comes around dont be nasty!
Incremental review be a Coach and Gatekeeper
Be a reviewer only when you have the requisite
competence to review this work?
Be honest if you have any biases against this kind of
work?
Deliver your review on time?

Izak Benbasat, AMCIS 2010


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Your roadmap
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On a lighter note
Things you should not say as you engage
in the process
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Defining success in Academia


it is more than just research

Teaching
Making an impact on impressionable minds and
contributing to society
Service Department, University, Discipline,
Society
Community and thought leadership
Global relationships!
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Good luck and Best wishes!

Buena suerte y mis mejores


deseos con su investigacin
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Some thoughts and


suggestions
Ajay Vinze
W. P. Carey School of Business
Arizona State University
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An approach for you to


consider Developing your Research Question
Research Question Supporting Literature Unit of Data Data Conclusions Limitations
(Purposeof the Analysis Analysis Presentation of thestudy
Research) (Questions
you expect
Theory Method reviewers
of your
work will
focus on)