Track Description

Advances in information technologies (IT) have fundamentally changed the way firms incept, formulate, and execute strategies for competitive advantages, a trend that is only to accelerate in the coming decades. In fact, recent developments in machine learning, Internet of Things, and digital platforms compel firms to continuously reassess how to invest in, manage, and appropriate the value from information systems (IS). For example, cloud computing and consumerization of digital technologies allow ordinary employees with little technology knowledge to adopt and implement IS on their own, posing challenges in governance of IT and assessment of value from the systems. Automation of business processes with machine learning enables firms to maximize operational efficiencies to the extreme and further augment strategic agility. Commercialization of artificial intelligence offers a whole new range of business opportunities, possibly rendering competitive landscapes even more turbulent and dynamic than before. Firms utilize digital technologies to eliminate structural bottlenecks that fundamentally limit supplies or demands, unleashing untapped demands or supplies.

In this track, we invite thought-provoking, original research articles that expand and challenge our understanding of strategic management, governance, and value of IT. We are expecting high-quality research that either develops a new theoretical framework for strategy, governance, and value of IT or provides interesting, surprising empirical findings for the track theme with rigorous execution. New interdisciplinary approaches with strategic management, economics, or organizational theory literature are particularly welcomed. We also require that submitted papers offer meaningful, actionable implications for practitioners with, for example, a new framework for appraisal of value in advanced digital technologies, implementation of IT-enabled competitive strategies, and governance of AI-enabled digital infrastructures.

Track Chairs
Min-Seok Pang
Shirish C. Srivastava
Thompson S.H. Teo

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Anant Joshi, Maastricht University
Mathijs van Peteghem, Maastricht University
Sunil Mithas, University of South Florida
Laury Bollen, Open University
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Daniel Fuerstenau, Freie Universität Berlin
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia

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Ho-Chang Chae, University of Central Oklahoma

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Hsiao-Tang Hsu, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi
Fang-Chun Liu, University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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Michael Zaggl, TUM School of Management
Aron Lindberg, Stevens Institute of Technology

Investors’ Digital Myopia - The Information Value of Being Digital

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Steffen Strese, TU Dortmund University
Malte Brettel, RWTH Aachen University

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Inmyung Choi, McGill University
Alain Pinsonneault, McGill University
Kunsoo Han, McGill University

Model for Strategic Positioning in Transformative Situations

Barbara Krumay, Johannes Kepler University Linz
David Rueckel, Johannes Kepler University
Stefan Koch, Johannes Kepler University

Online Labor Market Signaling with App-based Monitoring

Zhenhua Wu, Nanjing University
Chen Liang, Arizona State University

The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy: The Negative Implications of Ridesharing for a Traditional Taxi Business

Evelyn Ng, The University of Sydney
Barney Tan, The University of Sydney
Tian (Terry) Meng, Shanghai University

The Impact of Deep Learning on Organizational Agility

Haining Wang, University of Warwick
Jimmy Huang, Warwick Business School
Zhewei Zhang, Warwick Business School

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Sebastian Beutel, RWTH Aachen University
David Bendig, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
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Svyatoslav Kotusev, HSE University
Sherah Kurnia, University of Melbourne

The Role of Green IS Governance: Climate Change Risk Identification and Carbon Disclosure Performance

Xue Ning, University of Colorado Denver
Jiban Khuntia, University of Colorado Denver
Terence Saldanha, Washington State University
Nigel Melville, University of Michigan

Understanding the Impact of Cyberloafing-Related Internet Monitoring on Employee Job Performance: A Field Experiment

Hemin Jiang, University of Science and Technology of China