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AIS Welcomes SIG Advances in Sourcing

Friday, October 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

Special Interest Group on Advances in Sourcing (SIG Sourcing) is the newest addition to the Association of Information Systems network of SIGs.

SIG Sourcing was approved by council and was formed in response to the growing interest in the IS research community on various aspects associated with sourcing of IT, software development, business processes, software services, ideas and/or data in digital global economy.

SIG Sourcing was founded by Julia Kotlarsky, who serves as the president, with help from Ilan Oshri, secretary, Oliver Krancher, treasurer, Thomas Huber, director of communications, and Kai Spohrer, director of content and media.

SIG Sourcing will be hosting a launch event at ICIS 2018 in San Francisco and academics and PhD students interested in topics related to sourcing are welcome to register and join (  This event will feature keynote talks by Rudy Hirschheim and Sirkka Jarvenpaa.

Research interests that fit under the broad umbrella of Advances in Sourcing include aspects directly relating to sourcing decisions, organizing and governing sourcing relationships, traditional and online sourcing models (e.g., crowdsourcing), digital sourcing platforms and sourcing outcomes/performance for various sourcing arrangements; viewed from different perspectives, and studied with different levels of analysis and using different methods.

Overall, SIG Sourcing seeks to contribute to the development and refinement of the members' knowledge on sourcing while keeping up-to-date with advanced sourcing trends, and to enhance the quality and acceptability of sourcing research in the IS discipline. 

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