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 Organizational Systems Research Association


Advancing Research in Information Technologies, Learning, and Performance

OSRA is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association of Information Systems. SIG-OSRA promotes research and application of information and communication technology to support work processes, improve employee performance, and enhance overall organizational effectiveness in direct support of goals and strategies.


OSRA invites the participation of researchers and other professionals with an interest in integrating information and communication technologies in the workplace. Areas of interest include end-user innovation, business process redesign, project management, security, technology training and support, work group technologies, knowledge management, social media in the workplace, and technology adoption, assimilation and use. Interests span a broad range of technology and applications. Research related to curriculum issues, service learning, and other pedagogical topics—including teaching cases—is also of interest.

The special interest group is open to all types of research. SIG-OSRA also supports a model curriculum for end-user information systems and a long-standing peer-refereed journal, the Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal (ITLPJ.)




AMCIS 2018 SIG OSRA Track "Organizational Transformation & Information Systems"

Call for Mini-Tracks

Track Chairs
Frank Ulbrich, University of the Fraser Valley,
Paul Drews, University of Lüneburg, Germany,
Lauri Wessel, Freie Universität Berlin,

AMCIS 2018 "Digital Disruption"

We invite the submission of minitrack proposals to AMCIS 2018, which will be held on August 16-18, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The conference provides many opportunities for participation, collaboration, and dialogue related to the conference theme, Digital Disruption. Digital disruption is the powerful transformation that drives how businesses create value with new digital technologies. Digital disruption transforms all industries, and manifests itself through a variety of digital tools, services, and artifacts. It fuels more rapid and ongoing innovation in businesses. We look forward to gathering with you in New Orleans to exchange knowledge.

Track Description

By adopting, adapting, or developing Information Systems (IS), organizations and their IS continually undergo a considerable transformation often referred to as “digital transformation”. As a result, information systems, business models, business processes, and end-user workplaces are perpetually analyzed, rethought, and changed. Nowadays, many systems in organizations are already interconnected to form inter-organizational IS, contributing to a complex IS landscape in current organizations. This renews the importance of analyzing the interplay between IS and organizations from socio-technical and end-user perspectives and the implications of changing IS for end-users and customers, who are increasingly technologically savvy and immersed in this digital transformation.
We invite minitracks on topics related to organizational transformation and IS, business process management, changing workplaces and IS integration, knowledge management and training, end-user computing, and IT consulting and inter-organizational information systems.

Potential topics of mini-tracks could relate to (not exhaustive):

  • Business Process Management & Change
  • New Perspectives on End-User Computing: Consumerization, BYOD and Shadow IT
  • Knowledge Management & Knowledge Workers
  • Business Ecosystems and Inter-organizational Information Systems
  • End-user Development & Open Innovation
  • Crowdsourcing and End-User Engagement
  • End-user Analytics & Data-driven Organizational Transformation
  • Organizational Implications of Service Innovation, Analytics, and End User Engagement
  • Implications of the “coding for everyone” trend
  • The Role of IT-Consulting in Organizational Transformation
  • Applying and Adopting Socio-technical Approaches to Current Challenges of IT-driven
    organizational transformation
  • Changing end-user competencies and the use of information systems
  • Challenging and Extending (Design) Theory to effectively capitalize on Digital Disruption

Journal Fast Track for High Quality Papers

High quality and relevant papers from this track will be selected for fast-tracked development towards Internet Research ( Selected papers will need to expand in content and length in line with the requirements for standard research articles published in the journal. Although the track co-chairs are committed to guiding the selected papers towards final publication, further reviews may be needed before final publication decision can be made.

Internet Research (IntR) is an international and refereed journal that is indexed and abstracted in major databases (e.g., SSCI, SCI, ABI/INFORM Global). The topics published in IntR are broad and interdisciplinary in nature. The 2015 impact factor of the journal is 3.017.

Minitrack Submissions

Minitrack proposals need to be submitted online via AMCIS’s submission system between September 20th and October 18th 2017. A submission guide has been posted here:

AMCIS 2018 Tentative Timeline

September 20, 2017: PCS opens for minitrack proposals
October 18, 2017: Minitrack proposals due
October 25, 2017: Track chairs make recommendations on minitracks November 1, 2017: Minitrack decisions announced
January 2018: System opens for general paper submissions

Please visit for further information.


Pre-ICIS Workshop on
Changing Nature of Work (CNoW)

SIG OSRA is supporting the pre-ICIS workshop "Changing Nature of Work (CNoW): Transforming Work with Digital Innovation" at ICIS 2017 in Seoul.

Workshop description

The nature of work in organizations is changing to accommodate new forms of organizing through modern digital platforms. Digital innovation transform jobs but also has deep effects on employee engagement and how meaning is formed in day to day work. While there is more flexibility in terms of when, where, and how we work there are also multiple adverse effects associated with these emerging patterns of work, for example too much connectivity and managing boundaries of work and personal life. Ultimately digital innovation is transforming the workplace and organizing, including leading to new forms of leadership, governance structures and individual responses to these new patterns of work. These and other issues related to the impact of digital innovation on work will be explored in this workshop.

You are invited to submit extended abstracts about your research (maximum 5 pages) related to the changing nature of work. Indicate whether this is a completed research project or research-in-progress. A combination of short presentations and discussions will be used to facilitate the exchange of ideas.

Extended abstracts for this workshop are due September, 18.

Please find further information about the workshop here.

More information about the ICIS 2017 ancillary meetings are available at the ICIS website.


Contact: Donna Everrett

Department of Information Systems
UPO 2478, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 40351-1689
Phone : (606) 783-2718 Fax : (606) 783-5025 Email :

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