Industry versus Academy


In “Invisible Computer” Donald Norman emphasizes the distinct environment of the industry by calling it a “harried frenzy of industry” whereas attributing academia as the “hallowed halls of bickering academia”.

I propose the following table for a cultural comparison of professionals working in industry versus academicians working in universities:

Industry Academy
Actions Process
Results Methods
Practical Abstract
Speed Validity
Short-term orientation Long-term orientation

About ozgurzan

Professional: 1999- Co-founder and Managing Director of Done Information & Comm. Systems http://www.donetr.com http://www.donelabs.com Academic: 2008 Ph.D. Organization and Management - Yeditepe University 2002 MBA - Yeditepe University 1994 Computer Engineering - Bogazici University
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