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Abstract

After recently being named the new Editor in Chief at MIS Quarterly, Dr. Andrew Burton-Jones sit down with Cynthia Beath to discuss new directions at the renowned journal. Burton-Jones will be discussing the journals current vision and impact on IS scholarship and knowledge.

Andrew Burton-Jones is a Professor of Business Information Systems at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. He obtained his BCom (Hons) and M. Information Systems from the University of Queensland and his Ph.D. from Georgia State University. Prior to returning to UQ, he was an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. Andrew conducts research on how organizations can use information systems more effectively, how to improve systems analysis and design methods, and how to improve theories and methods in the IS discipline. Recently, much of his work has focused on healthcare contexts. Andrew has taught a variety of courses in the USA, Canada, China, and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and incoming Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly.

Moderator Cynthia M. Beath is a Professor Emerita of Information Systems at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin and an AIS Fellow. She received her MBA and PhD degrees from UCLA. She recently published Designed for Digital, a book about how organizations redesign themselves for the digital era, with colleagues at the Center for Information Systems Research at MIT. Her research has been published in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research, and she has served as senior editor for both journals. An active advocate for her professional community, she initiated the field’s first junior faculty consortium, served as chair of a division of the Academy of Management, held a number of positions on the Council of the AIS, and helped found MISQ Executive.

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