CFP: 2008 AOM Conference

As a reminder, the deadline for the 2008 AOM Conference submission is Tuesday, January 15, 2008.
If you are a student and submit a paper with all student authors (or, you are the only author!), be sure to choose the submission option saying you are eligible for student awards.
If you are submitting a solo-authored paper based on a recently completed dissertation, look into the qualification critiera for the awards — there’s one there just for you, too!

Reminder: Call for papers for 2008 Academy of Management Conference, OCIS Division

The deadline for submitting a paper to the 2008 Academy of Management is January 15, 2008. Read more at the general call for submissions. Consider submitting to the OCIS divison:

Program Chair: Katherine Stewart

Specific Domain: 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.

Special Instructions:   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, information systems, or computer-based technologies.  Topics that are specifically oriented to the 2008 all-Academy theme of “The Questions We Ask” are especially encouraged.  This year’s theme encourages reflection on the importance of the topics we pursue and consideration of what questions are most critical going forward.

Division Awards:   Division awards will be presented for best paper, best interactive paper, and best reviewer.  In addition, an award will be given for best student paper (see the OCIS Division website at for more details about this submission).  An award will also be given for the best paper by an OCIS member published during 2007.  The Gerardine DeSanctis Dissertation Award, given by the OCIS Division, was inaugurated at the 2007 Annual Meeting and will be presented again at the 2008 meeting.  Solo-authored papers based on a dissertation completed within the past three years are eligible (see the OCIS Division website at for more details). The winner of the Gerardine DeSanctis Award will be automatically nominated for the Academy-wide William H. Newman Award.  The OCIS Division will also nominate one paper for the Academy-wide Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award (see the Orientation and Awards section in the submission guidelines for more details).

Join the 2007-08 OCIS Student Website Committee

Hello there! I’ve got an exciting announcement today.

– Are you interested in being more involved in the Organizational Communications and Information Systems division of Academy of Management?
– Are you looking for ways you can perform Professional Service as a Doctoral Student?
– Would you like to work with fellow students on interesting and exciting initiatives?

Well, we’ve got just the opportunity for you. We are forming the 2007-08 OCIS Student Website Committee. The purpose of the committee is to manage, grow, and sustain the OCIS Student Website. In addition to reading and contributing to the OCIS website, committee members will be asked to participate in a monthly webchat. Other duties will be dependent on interest, availability and ability.

Membership is open to all doctoral students who are currently members or who are interested in future membership in the OCIS division of AOM.

We particularly seek committee members doctoral students from all countries and all disciplines. We’d really like to have a diverse committee with committee members from every continent and committee members representing multiple disciplines–not only Information Systems students at Business Schools, but also Communications, Information Studies, and all other Organizational Communications and IS scholars.

If you are interested, have any questions, or need more information please send me an email (Steven L. Johnson: by October 15, 2007.

Plan Ahead: European Group for Organizational Studies 2008 Colloquium

The European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) is holding their 24thColloquium from July 10–12, 2008 at Vrije University in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The colloquium theme is Upsetting Organizations. The submission deadline for abstracts is January 13, 2008.

The colloquium is organized by sub-theme. Unlike a conference where you move from session to session across various conference tracks, in the EGOS colloquium, you attend a sub-theme. It is like a multi-day workshop where you hear multiple papers in the sub-theme of the colloquium.

There is one sub-theme in particular that will be of special interest to OCIS members. Sub-theme 35: Working Across Boundaries: The Upsetting Effects of Offshoring on the Dynamics of Knowledge Intensive Work.

The convenors of this sub-theme are members of the OCIS (Organizational Communication and Information Systems) division of the Academy of Management. Our purpose in organizing this sub-theme is to promote the internationalization of our community and to open a fruitful dialogue with organization and IS researchers from all over the world.