Decision Support Systems (DSS) is a field that has made rapid progress in establishing itself and maturing into seven key sub-fields. However, there are continued concerns about the relevancy and growing disconnect between academic contributions and professional applications of DSS. This paper serves to review the existing literature, and propose a Research Relevance Framework meant to serve as a guideline to ensure future DSS research has a consistent standard upon which relevance can be assessed.
Vizecky, K., & El-Gayar, O. (2011, January). Increasing research relevance in DSS: Looking forward by reflecting on 40 years of progress. In 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1-9). IEEE.