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IS Strategy, Structure, and Organizational Impacts

The goal of the IS Strategy, Structure, and Organizational impact track is to advance our knowledge of how information systems is shaping the competitive behaviors of firms and about the effects of information technology on the structure, boundaries and business models of organizations. Recent advances in mobile computing, cloud services, big data, and social media offer new opportunities for participants to collaborate, co-create value, and transform business process along value chains. These opportunities not only transform existing practices, but also inspire new business models. We seek papers that offer deep theoretical insights about the role of information systems in the strategic behavior of firms. We also welcome theoretical and empirical papers that draw on diverse management and organizational theories to examine IS strategy at all levels of analysis. The track is open to papers employing various research methods.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

·           The strategic use of emerging information technology in firms, industries, and value networks

·           The effects of IT on the competitive behavior of firms

·           Impact of emerging information technologies in firms, industries, and value networks

·           IS control, IT governance, and risk management in adoption of new technologies

·           Service innovation with emerging IT

·           IT enabled business model innovation and organizational change

·           IS strategy and leadership The integration of emerging IT and traditional systems for strategic advantage

·           Outsourcing, open sourcing and crowdsourcing and implications of cloud computing and social media

·           Extracting business value from big data including open data

·           The agile alignment and co-evolution of business strategy, organization, and IS within and across firms

·           Sustainable e-business practices and strategies

·           IT-enabled entrepreneurship and new organizational forms


Track Chairs

Michael Barrett

University of Cambridge

T. Ravichandran

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Calvin Xu

Fudan University


Associate Editors

Shun Cai

Xiamen University

Jin Chen

East China University of Science and Technology


Zhejiang University

Kristine Dery

University of Sydney

Xitong Guo

Harbin Institute of Technology

Xunhua Guo

Tsinghua University

Ram Kumar

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jason Kuruzovich

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sunil Mithas

University of Maryland

Lih-Bin Oh

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Ramesh Sankaranarayanan

University of Connecticut

Nilesh Saraf

Simon Fraser University

Pankaj Setia

University of Arkansas

Mukesh Srivastava

University of Mary Washington

Ramanath Subramanyam

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paul Tallon

Loyola University

Xinlin Tang

Florida State University

Mark Thompson

University of Cambridge

Yu Tong

City University of Hong Kong

Will Venters

London School of Economics

Michael Wade

International Institute for Management Development

Chong Wang

City University of Hong Kong

Qiuhong Wang

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Xueqi Wei

Fudan University

Cheng Zhang

Fudan University

Xiao Zhao

University of North Carolina at Greensboro