ICIS 2006 Plans

Are you headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2006)? Looking at the program here’s the OCIS-type sessions I reckon I’ll be at:

Monday, December 11

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

QUANTRM-01 – “Time Changes Everything: An Examination and Application of Time-Varying Coefficients in Information Systems Research,” Eric Overby and Benn Konsynski, Emory University

QUANTRM-02 – “Other-settings Generalizability in IS Research,” Peter B. Seddon and Rens Scheepers, University of Melbourne

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

HCI-03 – “Social Engagement in an Online Community Of Inquiry,” James Waters and Susan Gasson, Drexel University

HCI-04 – “Beyond Routine: Symbolic Adoption, Extended Use, and Emergent Use of Complex Information Systems in the Mandatory Organizational Context,” Wei Wang and J. J. Po-An Hsieh, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Panel: Call Centers, Offshoring and the Future of Work: An International Debate on Taylorism in the Service Economy
Panel Chair:  Thomas W. Malone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panelist:  Jimmy Huang, University of Warwick, Brian T. Pentland, Michigan State University, Frantz Rowe, Université de Nantes and Bentley College and Helen Richardson, University of Salford

Tuesday, December 12

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Panel:  Internet Enabled Co-Production: Partnering or Competing with Customers?
Panel Chair: Ulrike Schultze, Southern Methodist University
Panelists: Emanuela Prandelli, Bocconi University, Petri I. Salonen, TELLUS and Marshall Van Alstyne, Boston University and MIT

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

KM-01 – “Distributed Knowledge Coordination across Virtual Organizational Boundaries,” Susan Gasson and Edwin M. Elrod, Drexel University

KM-02 – “Lurking: Legitimate or Illegitimate Peripheral Participation?” Adrian Yeow, Steven L. Johnson and Samer Faraj, University of Maryland

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

KM-03 – “Community Commitment: How Affect, Obligation, and Necessity Drive Online Behaviors,” Patrick J. Bateman, University of Pittsburgh, Peter H. Gray, University of Virginia and Brian S. Butler, University of Pittsburgh

KM-04 – “Effectiveness of Knowledge Acquisition for Newcomers: The Relationship between Acquisition Channels and Knowledge Types,” Weiqi Zhang, Sharon S.L. Tan and Bernard C.Y. Tan, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, December 13

8:30 am – 10:00 am

KM-05 – “Case Research in Global Software Projects: Coordinating through Knowledge,” Julia Kotlarsky,     Warwick Business School, Paul C. van Fenema, Netherlands Defense Academy and Leslie P. Willcocks, London School of Economics

KM-06 – “Knowledge Transfer in Offshore Insourcing,” Ai Ling Chua and Shan L. Pan, National University of Singapore

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Panel:  Has IS Missed the Network Revolution? Future Directions and Potential Risks of Network Perspectives on IS Research
Panel Chair:  Richard Boland, Case Western Reserve University
Panelists: Gerald C. Kane, Boston College, Brian S. Butler, University of Pittsburgh, Samer Faraj, University of Maryland and Youngjin Yoo, Temple University

There’s lots of other good-looking sessions, too. What catches your eye?


One Response

  1. Tuesday at 2pm I’ll be presenting a paper entitled “Lurking: Legitimate or Illegitimate Peripheral Participation” It’s co-written with a fellow student, Adrian Yeow and our mutual advisor, Dr. Samer Faraj. In case anyone’s curious for more details, here’s the full abstract:

    By sponsoring, promoting or simply monitoring virtual communities related to their products, work processes, and other topics of interest, organizations leverage the efforts, insights and abilities of individuals inside and outside their organization. Lurkers are participants who persistently demure from engaging in the core activities that sustain a virtual community. Because virtual communities are perpetuated through voluntary contributions, the persistent peripheral participation of lurkers is sometimes viewed negatively as social loafing or free-riding. Alternatively, an individual may engage in legitimate peripheral participation when their passive monitoring of group activities educates, socializes and otherwise prepares them for more effective contribution. We reconcile these conflicting views of lurking with individual- and community-level models of peripheral participation that include a parsimonious typology of virtual communities. Through empirical tests based on over 395,000 observations gathered over 5 months from 548 online discussion forums we demonstrate how lurking effects growth in site membership and participation. We conclude that lurking as legitimate or illegitimate peripheral participation is context-dependent and a more complex, nuanced activity than previously theorized and measured.

    I hope to see you there! 🙂

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