ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (OCIS)
Program Chair: Katherine Stewart
Specific Domain: OCIS focuses on the study of behavioral, economic, and social aspects of communication and information systems within and among organizations or institutions. Major topics include: interpersonal communication; verbal, nonverbal, and electronic communication; vertical, horizontal and diagonal communication; inter-group and intra-group communication; communication networks; applications of information technology in business and society; organizational adoption of communication and information technology; communication and information strategy and policy; communication and organizational culture; communication and information research methodology; managing information technology services; virtual teams, virtual work, and virtual organizations; the management of information systems professionals; e-communications; information systems development; managing IT-related organizational change; e-business, e-commerce, and e-markets; electronic value systems, value chains, and value webs; privacy and ethics; knowledge work, knowledge workers, and knowledge networks; IT infrastructure; governance of IT services; and organizational networks.
Special Instructions: OCIS invites the submission of innovative empirical or conceptual papers and symposia on all themes of interest to the Academy that touch on organizational communications, information systems, or computer-based technologies. Topics that are specifically oriented to the 2008 all-Academy theme of “The Questions We Ask” are especially encouraged. This year’s theme encourages reflection on the importance of the topics we pursue and consideration of what questions are most critical going forward.
Division Awards: Division awards will be presented for best paper, best interactive paper, and best reviewer. In addition, an award will be given for best student paper (see the OCIS Division website at http://ocis.aomonline.org for more details about this submission). An award will also be given for the best paper by an OCIS member published during 2007. The Gerardine DeSanctis Dissertation Award, given by the OCIS Division, was inaugurated at the 2007 Annual Meeting and will be presented again at the 2008 meeting. Solo-authored papers based on a dissertation completed within the past three years are eligible (see the OCIS Division website at http://ocis.aomonline.org for more details). The winner of the Gerardine DeSanctis Award will be automatically nominated for the Academy-wide William H. Newman Award. The OCIS Division will also nominate one paper for the Academy-wide Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award (see the Orientation and Awards section in the submission guidelines for more details).
With placement activities at ICIS approaching in a week, I have a hunch some readers of this site are thinking about preperations for job interviews.
The most useful resource I’ve found yet (via a link at ISWorld) is this comprehensive list of questions to prepare for, ask (by job title), and not ask!