Re-conceptualising the concept of a nexus? A survey of 12 Scottish IS/IM academics' perceptions of a nexus between teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy

Kevin Grant, Sonia Wakelin

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    The discussion into nexes between teaching, research and scholarship continues to expand. Positivistic studies have attempted to 'measure' research output to evaluate teaching performance. Interpretive-based studies suggest staff perceive a nexus to exist. This paper investigates the perceptions of academic staff with regards the nexes between teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy when informing teaching. Qualitative data were obtained via 12 semi-structured interviews with Information Systems/Information Management academics from both a teaching and a research-led university in Scotland. This study suggests that a perceived nexus exists between research and consultancy and it is bi-directional.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-146
    Number of pages14
    JournalTeaching in Higher Education
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009



    • teaching
    • consultancy
    • scholarship
    • nexus concept
    • research

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