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AIS Honors Information Systems Discipline Leaders

Wednesday, December 19, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Brook Pritchett

During the 39th annual International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), leaders from throughout the field of information systems were honored for their continued dedication and service to their profession. Members, educators and volunteers were rewarded for outstanding scientific achievement, service and contribution across many aspects of the field.

The Leadership Excellence Award was presented to Zack Hicks, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Toyota Motor North America. The Leadership Excellence Awards is presented to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and innovation in the use and development of information systems.

The LEO Award for lifetime exceptional achievement in information systems recognizes outstanding individuals in the information systems community, both academics and practitioners, who have made exception contributions to research in and/or the practice of information systems. The 2018 LEO award winners were David Avison and Jane Fedorowicz.

The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service. This year, eight outstanding members were honored as AIS Fellows, including Debbie Compeau, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic, Jan Recker, Sudha Ram, Mark Keil, John Mooney, Veda Storey and Youngjin Yoo.


Additional Award winners included:

Sandra Slaughter Service Award
Rob Nickerson, San Francisco State University
Wei (Wayne) Huang, Xi’an Jiaotong University
Julie Kendall, Rutgers University
Xiao Xiao, Copenhagen Business School


Senior Scholar Best Information Systems Publication Award

MIS Quarterly: "Platform Ecosystems: How Developers Invert the Firm"
Authors Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Xiaoyue Jiang

European Journal of Information Systems: "Service robots in hospitals: new perspectives on niche evolution and technology affordances"
Authors Tobias Mettler, Michaela Sprenger, and Robert Winter

Journal of the Association for Information Systems: "A Paradox of Progressive Saturation: The Changing Nature of Improvisation over Time in a Systems Development Project"
Authors Wolfgang Alfred Molnar, Joe Nandhakumar, and Patrick Stacey

Information and Organization: "Governing open source software through coordination processes"
Authors Maha Shaikh, and Ola Henfridsson

Information Systems Research: "Politics and Information Technology Investments in the U.S. Federal Government in 2003–2016"
Author Min-Seok Pang


Best Conference Paper in IS Education
"Assess and Promote Students' Group Cohesion in Larger Sized Classrooms"
Michael Kallookaran, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Susanne Robra-Bissantz, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig


Outstanding Contribution to IS Education
James Gaskin, Brigham Young University


AIS Innovation in Teaching
Riana Steyn, University of Pretoria


AIS Early Career Award
Brad Greenwood, University of Minnesota
Kevin Hong, Arizona State University
Lynn Wu, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Kude, ESSEC Business School
Mari-Klara Stein, Copenhagen Business School
David (Jingjun) Xu, City University of Hong Kong


AIS Doctoral Student Service Award
Mohammad Jabbari Sabegh, Queensland University of Technology
Victor Barros, University of Minho
Zhitao Yin, Georgia State University 
Malgorzata Kolotylo, Florida International University


Best Conference Theme Paper

What Drives the Adoption of Autonomous Cars?
Daniel Hein, University of Bamberg
Phillip Rauschnabel, Universität der Bundeswehr Munich
Jun He, University of Michigan Dearborn
Lars Richter, University of Bamberg
Bjoern Ivens, University of Bamberg


Best RIP Paper
Innovative Technologies in Branded-Service Encounters: How Robot Characteristics Affect Brand Trust and Experience
Markus Blut, Aston University
Nancy Wünderlich, Paderborn University
Christian Brock, University of Rostock


Best Theory Paper
Information Systems Design Science Research and Cumulative Knowledge Development: An Exploratory Study
Richard Schuster, University of Regensburg
Gerit Wagner, University of Regensburg
Guido Schryen, Paderborn University


Best ICIS 2018 Paper
Social Hiring: The Right LinkedIn Connection that Helps You Land a Job
Kyungsun (Melissa) Rhee, University of Washington
Elina Hwang, University of Washington
Yong Tan, University of Washington


Matthew L. Nelson says...
Posted Thursday, December 20, 2018
Congratulations to everyone! That is a beautiful Pic of the new LEOs!

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