Posted on 19 August 2007 by Israr
I enjoyed your company at OCIS and AMCIS doctoral consortium. It was a pleasant and learning experience. It was reassuring that all of us are in the same boat and have quite similar issues facing us.
I am wondering if you are following three paper format for your thesis (or for that matter any one in your department) and do you have specific guidelines for three paper format (like when to defend your proposal e.g. after second paper is completed or at the time of formulating third study etc).
As nobody in my area group has yet defended three paper format proposal we do not have very clear guidelines and it is very difficult to arrive at consensus regarding appropirate time to defend the proposal. It will be a great help if you could share those guidelines/ documents/ information.
Wish you all the best in your quest for thesis completion and job search
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Posted on 18 August 2007 by Rachel Chung
Creating online surveys, to put it mildly, is a test of optimism, perseverance, and character!
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Posted on 17 August 2007 by Rachel Chung
(photograph taken by Dennis Galletta, AIS president)
This year’s AMCIS took place in the beautiful Keystone resort in Colorado. Continue reading
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Posted on 14 August 2007 by Steven L. Johnson
I attended a symposium on Monday afternoon of AOM entitled, Email Data in Social Network Analysis (full details from the program are below the break). It was co-sponsored by the Organizational Management Theory (OMT) and Organizational Communication and Information System (OCIS) divisions. The panel members were: Adam Kleinbaum (Harvard), Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston U.), Nathaniel Bulkley (U. of Michigan) and Eric Quintane (U. of Melbourne); Ron Burt was also in the audience.
Paraphrasing Adam Kleinbaum, here’s the motivation for the symposium:
There have been few innovation in data collection methods in social network analysis field since it began 70 years ago. This symposium is intended to crystallize a conversation that is emerging in different corners of the field about how and when to use email data for social network analysis.
The benefits including comprehensiveness (including longitudinal), ability to observe content of ties (via content analysis) and analysis at a new scale (far more people in a common network). The challenges include getting access to email, the ability to get and use data (permission), and being able to manage and analyze data (e.g., the need for data manipulation skills).
There are also major theoretical challenges including:
– what does an email tie really mean in an analysis.
– what kind of validity does the tie have?
– when and under what circumstances is email analysis a helpful complement to other analysis?
Marshall Van Alstyne and Nat Buckley both presented details of studies on executive recruiting. You can find some of this research at Van Alstyne’s SSRN site. Kleinbaum talked about his study of a very large data set that includes: 30,000 employees; 46 million email messages, and 5.3 million calendar entries. His interest is on unit-to-unit level communication. Eric Quintane provided a methodological paper on similarities and differences between perceived and observed networks.
In all, I found the session to be quite informative and highly relevant to the work that I do on large-scale communication networks. I’m not convinced that the symposium met its lofty goals (“crystallize how and when to use email analysis”) but it keep an important dialog going. The researchers on the symposium panel are forming a Google group on using email data for SNA analysis. I’ll post the name once I track it down again!
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Posted on 13 August 2007 by Rachel Chung
The 2007 AOM OCIS meeting in Philly was full of excitement, joy and intellectual spark!
Although I’m tired and exhausted from traveling to AOM and AMCIS back to back last week, I can’t wait to share the photos with you.
The meeting took place in the beautiful Philly downtown area:
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Posted on 9 August 2007 by Steven L. Johnson
First of all, it was great at the Academy of Management conference to meet in person so many people who have contributed to our blog. It was equally gratifying to hear from so many that you read the site regularly. I hope we’ll all continue our conversations here online in the upcoming months between conferences.
Now, on to the main event… the wireless connection that the Philadelphia Marriott went all dodgy on me, so I apologize for not getting this up sooner.
We had a strong field finalists to choose from. There were many votes cast with clear winners in each category. Please join me in congratulating the winners of the OCIS Student Website Participation Contest:
Most Informative Post – Peter Baloh
Most Interesting Post – Jijesh Devan
Informative Comment – David Bray
Interesting Comment – Israr Qureshi
Participation Award – Vinay Tiwari
Congratulations to all of the finalists and to our five winners. Also, thank you everyone who participated in the contest by posting, commenting or voting.
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