Moving the OCIS Student Site…

We are moving the OCIS Student Site to an external provider, so we can bring the students more diversified media, forums, and ways to connect, while maintaining the great information already available on the Blog.

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2010 iGov Research Institute Announcement

2010 iGov Research Institute
July 18-25, 2010
The Hague & Delft, The Netherlands
Doctoral students from all countries are invited to apply for this week-long, intensive residential program on the impact of information and communication technologies on government and governance. The 4 th annual iGov Research Institute is focused on ways to advance, study, and understand digital government research in an international context. The Institute includes both academic sessions and practical field work and is organized around the experiences of a city or region using advanced information policies and technologies for economic, cultural, and social benefits. The faculty team comprises internationally known researchers as well as senior government officials.  This year our field venue is The Hague in the Netherlands. Our local university partner and residential location is TU Delft.
The iGov Research Institute is a program of the Center for Technology in Government at the University at Albany/SUNY and is supported by the US National Science Foundation. For more details about the program design, please read summaries of programs from previous years.
The 2010 iGov application submission deadline is March 15, 2010. To learn more and to apply, please visit the institute website .
(apologies for cross-postings)

OCIS 2010 Authors: Call For Papers


2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting August 6-10, 2010 – Montreal, Canada

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: January 14, 2010 at 5:00 PM EST

Review Deadline: February 12, 2010

Status Notification: April 7, 2010

Program Chair:

Manju Ahuja, College of Business, University of Louisville,

Submission Website:

What to Submit:

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 and/or information systems.  Topics that are specifically oriented to the 2010 all-Academy theme of “Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research” are especially encouraged.  This year’s theme encourages reflection on the contributions communication and information technology can make toward well being of individuals, organizations, and society. How can we ensure that we consider the interests of all involved and integrate passion for this technology with compassion for others impacted by this technology?

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.

Submission Guidelines:

The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats: Portable Document Format (.PDF), Microsoft Word 2003 or later (.DOC), and Rich Text Format (.RTF) and should not exceed 40 pages. The format for tables and figures, references, and appendices should follow the Academy of Management Journal’s Style Guide.

Additional information is available at the meeting website,

For more information, please contact:

Manju Ahuja

OCIS 2010 Program Chair

College of Business – Computer Information Systems

University of Louisville


OCIS events you don’t want to miss – especially Monday evening’s PhD Social Hour!!!

Don’t forget that there is a helpful interactive program planning tool at the AOM site found at the following URL:

This site lets you browse the program by Division, search by keyword and then create and print your own personalized schedule.

Below is a list of OCIS related social events. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday (8/8)

OCIS Welcome Reception – Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus IJ, 303C – 6pm-8pm

Monday (8/10)

OCIS Keynote Address: Designing Online Communities from Theory – Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Water Tower – 3:45pm-5:15pm

OCIS Business Meeting – Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Water Tower – 5:15pm-6:15pm

OCIS Visual Papers – Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus KL – 6:30pm-8:30pm

OCIS Social Hour – Location: Hyatt Regency Chicago, Columbus KL – 6:30pm-8:30pm

OCIS PhD Informal Social Event – Location: Meet at Lizzie McNeils, 400 N. Mc Clurg Ct. – 10pm – ????!?

Attending Conferences this Summer?

I thought that this might be a good place to begin a dialogue to discuss who’s going to what conference this summer. Feel free to post comments to this message if you plan to go to any conference, including AMCIS or the OCIS. Please leave comments about interesting tracks and minitracks you plan to attend.

Click here to go to the Web site for the AMCIS 2009 Tracks.

Click here to go to the Web site for the OCIS 2009 Meeting Program.

For anyone who is attending for the first time, feel free to ask more experienced conference goers burning questions you may have about the conference atmosphere, dress code, etc.

Concerning the OCIS conference, the New Doctoral Student Consortium seems to be a popular event this year. There’s currently a wait list because the event has reached maximum capacity!

I’m looking forward to receiving comments on interesting tracks, workshops, you plan to attend! 😉

2009 Doctoral Consortium Deadline is Approaching!

Written by OCIS Chief Technology Officer
Thursday, 26 February 2009

The OCIS division of the Academy of Management is pleased to announce the 2009 Doctoral Consortium, to be held in Chicago, IL August 7-8, 2008.  The consortium will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to network, receive feedback on their research, and discuss career issues. PhD students working on research in the areas of Organizational Communication and Information Systems are invited to apply.  The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2009.  Applicants will be notified of outcome by May 22, 2009.

Doctoral Consortium Dates and Times

  • Friday, August 7, 2009, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, August 8, 2009, 9:30am – 5:30pm

Confirmed Faculty Advisors for the Doctoral Consortium

  • Manju Ahuja, University of Louisville
  • Catherine Cramton, George Mason University
  • Arun Rai, Georgia State University
  • V. Sambamurthy, Michigan State University
  • Carol Saunders, Central Florida University
  • Christina Soh, Nanyang Technology University


Submit the following materials via email to Manju Ahuja by May 15, 2009:

  • Completed application form (below)
  • 5-page, double-spaced summary of proposed dissertation research
  • Letter of recommendation from dissertation chair/advisor
  • Curriculum vita

Any questions about the consortium should be directed to Manju Ahuja ( Manju.Ahuja@louisville.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


OCIS 2009 Doctoral Consortium Application Form
DEADLINE: MAY 15th, 2009

Phone number:

1.         What year are you in your PhD program?
__1st   __2nd   __3rd   __4th   __5th or more

2.         Will you have completed your dissertation proposal by August 8, 2009?
__yes  __no

3.         Have you participated in an OCIS Doctoral Consortium in the past?
__yes  __no

4.         Name and Contact Information for dissertation chair/advisor:

5.         To consider your application we must receive a recommendation from your chair/advisor. It should be emailed to Manju Ahuja ( Manju.Ahuja@louisville.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) no later than May 15, 2009.  Have you asked your chair to submit a letter?
__yes  __no

6.         Briefly describe your research interests. (1 Paragraph)

7.         Briefly describe your dissertation research, including its current status (1 paragraph).

Deadline for Reviewing OCIS Submissions Approaching!

Just a reminder that the deadline to review the OCIS paper submissions is sometime before February 13, 2009.

In case you need to download the submission(s), follow these instructions:

To download the submission, please visit the reviewer website,, log into the system and click the orange “View My
Assignments” button at the top of the summary page, and then click the blue
“View” button next to this submission. Once you have downloaded and reviewed the
paper, please post your comments to reviewer website as well.