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.

Please join us at!


Want to Contribute to the Blog?

Start a new post on the OCIS blog and begin contributing new/interesting ideas to the OCIS community.  All you need is a user login and you will be ready post.  Once logged in, a WordPress Bar will appear at the top of the screen (see below for an example) and all you have to do is click the “New Post” button to start your own post.  After the new post is submitted, an administrator will publish your post for everyone to see.


It’s that easy, so start posting today!

Membership (Includes Ex-Doctoral Students?)

Some of us (including Seven) will soon change our status from Doctoral Student to newly joined faculty member (though arguably we will be doing same stuff)…

 Can we continue to be member of AOM.OCIS Student Site?

Should we discontinue our membership?

Do we need to (fully) disclose our change in status?

Can we be alumnus (with partial/ full rights) of AOM.OCIS Student Site?


Our newly renovated AOM.OCIS Student website

Welcome to the newly renovated AOM.OCIS Student Networking Site!
The 2007-08 Student Website Committee has been hard at work updating our website. The major enhancements include:
— A new design with easier navigation and even more informative content.
— A special section with a Call for Papers (CFP) calendar that lists current CFPs for conferences and journals.
— A new “Meet the Stars” feature where we interview noted OCIS scholars and practitioners. Coming soon are interviews with Varun Grover, Eric van Heck, and M. Lynne Markus. Future “star” interviews will be built upon questions posed by you on our website. This is your opportunity to ask senior scholars and practitioners any burning questions you have about the field, practice, research, or other areas!
If you’re new to the AOM.OCIS Student Networking Site, it’s a group blog for, by, and about doctoral students interested in organizational communication and information systems. The site has three primary objectives:
1) to provide an interactive location for students to share and discuss helpful resources with one another,
2) to facilitate student interactions during the long stretch between Academy of Management conferences, and
3) to help each other navigate the trials and tribulations of entry into an academic career, including how to maximize the benefit of involvement with AOM in general and, more specifically, the OCIS division. Recent management graduates, those thinking about doctoral studies in management, and students in related fields are all welcome to join the conversation.
In short, it’s a website just for you!
Finally, please join me in thanking the website committee for all their diligent efforts with the website renovations. Well done!
The committee, led by Yukika Awazu (Bentley College, Mass., USA), also includes Peter Baloh (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Nick Roberts (Clemson University, S. Carolina, USA), Vinay Tiwari (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and myself.
Steven Johnson
U. of Maryland, USA

Please join me in congratulating the contest winners…

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.

Contest Results

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.

About that contest: what happens next?

I feel like a bit of a broken record lately… most of my posts have been about our on-going contest. I promise I’ll be back other topics here soon. 🙂 Meanwhile, an update on what happens next…

1. The extended deadline concluded this past Saturday… on the lucky 7-7-07.

2. This week we’re compiling a list of eligible posts and top comments for each of the prize categories. If you would like to nominate a post or comment, please do. Just send me an email or add your nomination in the comments. Self-nominations are allowed. Please specify which prize category and provide a link to the post or comment.

3. Sometime within the next week we’ll announce the voting period and URL. We’ll have an online poll where you can vote for the prize-winners in several categories.

4. After the conclusion of the voting, we’ll tallying up all the votes and figuring out who the 5 lucky winners are.

5. We’ll announce the winners at the OCIS business meeting at AOM (IIRC, I believe that’s Tuesday evening, maybe 5PM… maybe someone can check the program to confirm?).

Oh, yeah… who is we? In this case, it’s not just the “royal I”… it’s the dedicated contest committee that also includes Rachel Chung and Yukika Awazu.

Any questions?

Blogging is fun- If only I knew what is it about!

I started writing yesterday some of the ideas that I had in my head. I am not sure if that is what blogs are supposed to do. I am assuming if you are reading it then you are more of an expert than am I.

So if you feel you have 30 seconds (if you take longer that would only be because you liked the content on the blog, and I don’t take any responsibility for this additional time), please do give feedback/suggestions/comments. I am available at and the blog is at


Pankaj Setia