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OCIS PhD Consortium Announcement

The OCIS division of the Academy of Management is pleased to announce the 2010 Doctoral Consortium, to be held in Montreal Canada, August 6-7, 2010.  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, 2010.

Doctoral Consortium Dates and Times

Friday, August 6, 2010      8:00 am – 9:00 pm (including dinner with faculty)

Saturday, August 7, 2010  9:00 am – 5:00 pm OCIS Professional Development Workshops;  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm doctoral reception with  OCIS members

Faculty Advisors for the Doctoral Consortium

Elizabeth Davidson, University of Hawaii (Chair of Consortium program)

Mike Chiasson, Lancaster University

Noshir Contractor, Northwestern University

Andrea Hollingshead, University of Southern California

Natalia Levina, New York University

Dan Robey, Georgia State University

Application Process

Please submit the following materials via email to Elizabeth Davidson ( by May 15, 2010 (decision by June 20, 2010):

  1. Completed application form (download the form at
  2. 5-page, double-spaced summary of proposed dissertation research
  3. Letter of recommendation from dissertation chair/advisor
  4. Curriculum vita

Limited travel fund might be available for attendees of U.S. PhD institutions, via a National Science Foundation workshop grant now under review.  (Due to NSF restrictions, funding for students outside the US will not be available.)

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


Phd Student Social Hour @ AOM

Just a quick reminder to AOM attendees: We are meeting at Lizzie McNeils, which is at 400 N. Mc Clurg Ct. on Monday night from 10pm until close. Hope to see you all there!Lizzie Map

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 – ????!?

AOM: New Doctoral Student Consortium

I’m sure you’ve already received notification, but I wanted to be sure that I pass along registration information for the All-Academy New Doctoral Student Consortium. Registration is now open for first and second year students.

The website is:

Friday, July 10 is the deadline for AOM 2009 Early Registration

The deadline to register at the early rate, and reserve your housing for the 2009 Annual Meeting is this Friday, July 10, 2009. Registrations postmarked, or received after this date are subject to the onsite fees. Register by clicking on the following website link:


The Fairmont and Swissotel properties have recently reduced conference room rates! There are still rooms available, so please go to to secure your sleeping room prior to July 10, 2009 to benefit from the reduced room rates. The Academy of Management would like to remind you how important it is to book your hotel room through the AOM Housing Bureau. Staying “within the block” is not only a convenient way to help you stay connected with activities and networking opportunities during the meeting, it also helps keep your meeting costs as low as possible.


Please note the change to the Exhibits schedule. Exhibits will now be open Saturday – Monday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visit this year’s Exhibits Hall to see the latest products and services from over 80 exhibitors. The Exhibit Hall offers networking opportunities, Exhibitor Passport raffle prizes, coffees breaks, internet stations, and conference materials. For more information, and to print your Exhibitor Passport, visit our website at: Come join the fun and you may go home a lucky winner!

PDW Registration:

Register online for Professional Development Workshops requiring additional enrollment. For a list of these sessions and to register visit You MUST be registered for the Annual Meeting first in order to sign up for these workshops.

Program Updates:

Join us Sunday morning, August 9, for the AOM Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony to kick off the 2009 Meeting. Breakfast will be served prior to the event. We also invite you to attend the Closing Reception on Tuesday, August 11, for an exciting night of entertainment, networking and refreshments. With these new events at the Annual Meeting, there will no longer be a Presidential Luncheon. For more program highlights, please visit

The 2009 Annual Meeting Program is now available online. You can view it by visiting Members attending the meeting will receive the printed program onsite. Onsite registration will open on Friday, August 7, at 8:00am in order to accommodate the distribution of the printed programs in advance of PDW sessions.

Accepted papers are now available to meeting registrants prior to the Annual Meeting in August. Some of these papers have supplements such as slideshow or PowerPoint associated with them. We hope that this will generate more discussion and interaction during the sessions. Please note: some papers are not available due to lack of author consent.

Going Green:

The Chicago Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) is supporting the Meeting theme by not producing t-shirts and asks that you make a difference with your contribution to this year’s charity, Growing Power, Inc., an organization of local Chicago area residents growing their own healthy food, right in the heart of the metro area! Check out their website to learn more, or to make a donation To further our greening efforts please be sure to visit the Go Green site: and find out what simple steps you can take to go green, including how you can reduce and offset your carbon footprint and sign up to participate in the Green Community Project!


Association Travel Concepts (ATC) is a full service travel agency that provides personalized service, advance seat assignments, special meal requests, frequent flier program updates, electronic ticketing, and MORE. To make your travel arrangements, or for more information, please visit the following website:

If you have any special needs, please contact us at We will work to accommodate members who require added assistance, such as electric scooters.  If you require a scooter, please visit the Annual Meeting website at and click on Plan to Attend and then Local Arrangements Committee for more details on obtaining a scooter.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!