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AMCIS 2013: Exciting Papers!

Thursday, July 18, 2013  
Posted by: Michelle Syen

Allen S. Lee, AMCIS 2013 Conference Co-Chair  

I asked 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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Fiona 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.

Yang Lee, chair of the Data Quality and Information Quality (SIGIQ) track, identified the following paper:

"Instant Standard Concept for Data Standards Development” 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:  

The 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).  

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