AMCIS 2013: Exciting Papers!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Posted by: Michelle Syen
Allen S. Lee, AMCIS 2013
the AMCIS 2013 track chairs to identify the papers they consider to be among
the most exciting in their tracks. Here
are their answers.
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Nah, chair of the Virtual Communities and Virtual Worlds track, identified this paper:
"Role of Relational Mechanisms in Crowdsourcing
Governance: An Interpretive Analysis” by Sultana Lubna Alam and John Campbell. Based on governance mechanisms for IT
governance and Open Source Software, the governance mechanisms implemented
within the Australian Newspapers Digitization Project are examined. The
findings demonstrate the importance of the role of relational governance
mechanisms in crowdsourcing governance and reinforce the importance of
inclusive stakeholder participation and communication.
Lee, chair of the Data Quality and Information Quality (SIGIQ) track,
identified the following paper:
"Instant Standard Concept for Data
by Erwin Folmer, Istvan Zsolt Kulcsar, and Jasper Roes. Based on the new data standards development concept
"Instant Standard,” which refers to the pressure that is generated by shrinking
the length of the standardization process, the authors estimate that
development time is reduced by over 50% while maintaining an appropriate
quality level for achieving interoperability in practice.
Mary Granger, chair of the IS in Education, IS
Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases track, identified this paper:
"A Field Experiment in Blended
Learning: Performance Effects of Supplementing the Traditional Classroom
Experience with a Web-based Virtual Learning Environment” by Tim Hill, Laku Chidambaram, and Jama D. Summers. This
study examines the efficacy of blended learning—an approach that seeks to
combine traditional and online methods in a way that leverages the strengths of
both—using a field experiment spanning nearly four months.
Nik Hassan, chair of the IS Philosophy track,
identified this paper:
"Towards a Framework for
Structuring Theory in IS Research”
by Sebastian Olbrich and Benjamin Mueller.
In the past, IS research has been
criticized for its inability to build a cumulative tradition of IS-specific
theory. Based on a conceptual review on theory, we design a framework to structure
theoretical contributions in IS. Applying our framework, we show that IS
research does offer a broad basis of early, substantive theories and even some
more comprehensive theoretical accounts specific to our discipline that IS
scholars could build on in a cumulative tradition.
Matt Nelson, co-chair of the eBusiness and eCommerce (SIGeBIZ) track, offers these recommendations:
e-Business Track at AMCIS 2013 includes three (sub)tracks structured around
Social Media & Commerce, Supply Chain Management and e-Business Models.
One of the most innovative e-BIZ topics include a session dedicated to
examining the role of online product reviews in social media from three
separate studies; the role of product type (by Michael Siering and Jan
Muntermann), the influence of review credibility (by Qing Cao , Jason Triche
and Mark Thompson) and the impact of brand equity (by Qing Cao, Jason Triche,
and Mark Thompson).