The IS field is a fragmented field with many different research strategies and topics. To complicate this matter, there are many different publication venues and geographic locations. This study will try to look at the co-authorship social network (SN), using three different venues. One of the venues is the top journal in our field, the other a regional conference, and the third is a top French IS journal. The study will take a social network analysis (SNA) approach to see if there are differences in these venues and to take a preliminary look at the IS field. The results indicate that even though we research under the umbrella of IS, differing venues seem to have differing cliques of researchers. The divide between North American and France is also seen in how different the publication strategies seem to be between the two geographic areas.
Takeda, Hirotoshi, "A Social Network Analysis of the IS Field: Aco-Authorship Network Study" (2010). SAIS 2010 Proceedings. 25.