Useful lessons from my career as an academic in information systems

Gordon B. Davis

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This "last lecture" is to my fellow academics in information systems. My lecture has two parts: Part I presents personal career advice for my colleagues. I have had many successes and some failures, and I have observed the careers of many faculty members and doctoral students. I will summarize my observations as actionable advice about being a successful academic while being a happy, contributing human being. The second part is how I see the future of our field. I have seen huge changes and there are more to come. I am optimistic, and I will share my views and the reasons for them with you.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-450
Number of pages14
JournalCommunications of the Association for Information Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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