IS Leadership and the IT Profession (SIG LEAD)

The IS Leadership and the IT Profession track is aimed at fostering a forum for IS scholars engaging in a range of issues surrounding the practice of IT related research including IS leadership, the IT workforce, career development/training and issues surrounding the IT profession. Specific objectives of the track are to allow members to share their research, develop the discourse between academia and practice, engage in exchange of perspectives, and encourage future collaborations. The track is sponsored by the AIS Special Interest Group on IS Leadership (SIGLEAD) in collaboration with the Society for Information Management (SIM). This track has been led by SIGLEAD and hosted at AMCIS since 2003. The proposed track title is an evolution of the previous Human Capital in Information Systems title as the new title was determined to be more reflective of the SIGLEAD sponsorship, more reflective of growing coordination with SIM and more inclusive of the research interests of both groups. Though articles on IS leadership and the IT profession abound in the practitioner press, much less attention has been devoted to the topic from an academic perspective. IT professionals – whether leaders at the CIO level, IS project and line staff or external professional service providers – are the human dimension of the discipline and therefore issues surrounding IT practice are of enduring concern to academics and practitioners alike. Mini-tracks will be sought to cover the range of the track interest and authors will be encouraged to submit both conceptual and empirical papers contributing to both research and practice that employ a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Track Chairs:
Jennifer Gerow, Virginia Military Institute
Ibtissam Zaza, Florida State University

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Monday, August 9th
12:00 AM

Happy Together - How can Virtual Leaders Foster Team Cohesion?

Anna Zeuge, Chair of Information Systems
Cindy Schaefer, Chair of Information Systems
Andreas Weigel, Chair of Information Systems
Bjoern Niehaves, Chair of Information Systems

12:00 AM

Indian Information Technology (IT) Engineers transitioning to work roles in emerging technologies: Findings from an ethnographic study

Vinay Venumuddala, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Rajalaxmi Kamath, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

12:00 AM

Talent Management of Transdisciplinary Roles in Digital Projects: Designing a Business Technology Management Body of Knowledge

Stéphane Gagnon, Université du Québec en Outaouais

12:00 AM

Understanding IS Leadership in the New Normal: A Systematic Literature Review

Pauline Weritz, IQS

12:00 AM