[AISWorld] IFIP WG8.6 CALL FOR PAPERS: Grand Successes and Failures in IT, Bangalore, 27th-29th June 2013

Yogesh Dwivedi ykdwivedi at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 11:13:55 EDT 2012

Dear Colleague

Its a gentle reminder that the submission deadline for IFIP 8.6 2013 is
fast approaching. The deadline for submission of papers is November 5th.
For further details, please visit the Conference website.

If you are interested in the adoption and diffusion/success and failures of
Information Technology (please see further details below), then consider
attending an international working conference at the Indian Institute of
Management, Bangalore, June 27th - 29th 2013.
All accepted papers will be published in IFIP Advances in Information and
Communication Technology, and a selection in the Journal of Strategic
Information Systems.

We look forward to your submission.

Kind Regards

Dave, Helle, Rahul and Yogesh

Grand Successes and Failures in IT: Private and Public Sectors

Bangalore (India) 27th – 29th June, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS (Conference web-site: http://ifip86.iimb.ernet.in/)

General Chair:             David Wastell, Nottingham University, UK

Program Co-chairs:       Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK
                                   Helle Zinner Henriksen, Copenhagen
Business School, Denmark

Organising Chair:          Rahul De', Indian Institute of Management
Bangalore (IIMB), India

PhD Consortium Chair:  Jan Pries-Heje, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Key-note Speaker:          Geoff Walsham, Emeritus Professor, Judge
Institute, Cambridge University

Despite decades of research and the accumulation of a substantial
knowledge-base, the failure rate of information systems initiatives
continues unabated. The recent abandonment of a multi-billion dollar
project to computerize health records in the UK provides just one
spectacular example. Why is this so? Is the fault one of theory
andinadequate understanding? Or is the problem one of knowledge
transfer, the
failure to embed research knowledge in the working practices of
managers and policy-makers. The aim of this conference is to move forward
our understanding of the success and failure of technology-based innovation
and on the factors influencing the uptake of research knowledge in the
practitioner community.

Perhaps our theoretical base is too narrow. It is arguable that some
theories, such as diffusion theory and the ubiquitous TAM, have been
over-represented in our work. Or maybe we have become too infatuated with
theory, making our work inaccessible to practice? Papers addressing theory
in a critical way are therefore very welcome, presenting and illustrating
alternative conceptual lenses and standpoints. Whilst grand successes and
failures are important, papers addressing smaller initiatives will be just
as welcome; indeed, perhaps there is much to be learned from considering
questions of scale. Extending the variety of research methodologies is
another area where innovation could assist progress.  Finally, there are
organisational and sectoral contexts that have also been relatively
neglected. The bulk of our work has concentrated on commercial enterprises,
yet the degree of contemporary IT-enabled change in the non-profit sectors
is at least as great, and the challenges arguably stiffer.

Based on these general areas, some indicative themes might include:

•       Theoretical alternatives to diffusion theory: institutional theory,
actor-network theory, contextualism, critical theory, complexity theory etc.
•       Empirical studies of “evidence-based management” , highlighting
barriers and facilitators to the adoption of IS theory.
•       Studies of emergent risk factors in high complexity projects, such
as inter-organizational systems
•       The influence of organisational culture and climate on innovation
uptake, including the interaction between multiple organisational contexts
•       Developments in diffusion theory to address organisational
innovation as opposed to individual adoption decisions
•       Ethnographical studies of change, and  other intensive longitudinal
investigations (e.g. historical studies)
•       Studies using mixed method approaches
•       Action research investigations emphasising partnership with
practice, including the pitfalls of such joint endeavours
•       E-government and public sector reform, emphasizing the role of IT
as an enabler and the specific features of innovation in this domain
•       Exploring novel intra-organisational contexts, such as non-mandated
innovation at middle management tiers & the front line (e.g. skunk works)
•       Success and failures of IS in the development context

Types of submission
Papers addressing any aspect of the conference theme will be welcome but
this does not preclude general submissions that are relevant to the work of
the Working Group. As well as full length research papers presenting mature
investigations (approx. 7000 words), we would also welcome shorter position
papers (1500 words max.) of a more polemical nature. Bridging the gap with
practice is an important aim of WG8.6. Practice reports (3000) from
practitioners will thus be particularly welcome (e.g. case studies). Panel
proposals and posters may also be submitted. The former should outline the
aims of the Panel with details of participants; for posters, a short
abstract (300 words) should be provided.

All accepted papers will be published in book form in Springer’s Journal
series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. We also
have agreement with the Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS) to
have selected papers reviewed for further development and possible
publication in the Journal. Papers will be selected and developed in
collaboration with the Editors of the Journal. Those that are ultimately
accepted will appear together as a mini “Special Issue”. Papers selected
will be in terms of their strategic focus and potential impact on research
and practice, and for acceptance will need to meet the Journal's normal
high acceptance criteria.

Doctoral Consortium
The conference will be preceded by one day doctoral consortium, to be
chaired by Professor Jan Pries-Heje (Roskilde University, Denmark). This is
intended for researchers undertaking a PhD or Professional Doctorate in
areas broadly aligned with the main themes of the conference. Researchers
may present work at any stage of their studies. The consortium aims to
provide: an opportunity for small group in-depth discussions, supervised by
senior IS faculty; appreciation of work in progress of other doctoral
researchers; identification of cognate research related to participants’
interests. Candidates are invited to submit a 500 - 1000 word abstract
summarizing the aims, method and relevancy of their work, together with a
brief overview of results if appropriate.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 5 November 2012
Acceptance notification:      7 January 2013
Final camera-ready copy:   28 February 2013
Early-registration:              30 January 2013
Conference:                      27-29 June 2013

Further details of submission procedures, will be published on the
conference web-site in due course.

The Venue
The conference will be held at the prestigious Indian Institute of
Management Bangalore, India. Bangalore is now known as the Silicon Valley
of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter.
Bangalore lies in the southeast of the South Indian state of Karnataka; it
is a major economic and cultural hub and the fastest growing major
metropolis in India. Bangalore is home to many of the most well-recognized
colleges and research institutions in India. Numerous public sector
organizations, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications,
anddefence companies are located in the city. Due to its high
Bangalore usually enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year.

Further information about host institution can be obtained from

Programme Committee
Dolphy Abraham (Alliance University, India)
Md. Mahfuz Ashraf (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Michel Avital (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Jeff Baker (American University of Sharjah, UAE)
Deborah Bunker (University of Sydney, Australia)
Lemuria Carter (North Carolina A & T State University, USA)
Hsin Chen (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
Ioanna Constantiou (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Jan Damsgaard (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Jan Devos (University College West-Flanders, Belgium)
Brian Fitzgerald (University of Limerick, Ireland)
Bob Galliers (Bentley University, USA)
Roya Gholami (Aston Business School, UK)
Babita Gupta (California State University, Monterey Bay, USA)
Arul Chib (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Andreas Eckhardt (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Andreas Gadatsch (Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Åke Grönlund (Örebro University, Sweden)
M.P. Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
G Harindranath (Royal Holloway, UK)
Richard Heeks (Manchester University, UK)
Alfonso Durán Heras (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Vikas Jain (University of Tampa, USA)
Marijn Janssen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Anand Jeyaraj (Wright State University, USA)
Atreyi Kankanhalli (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Karlheinz Kautz (The University of Wollongong, Australia)
Tor J. Larsen (Norwegian School of Management, Norway)
Sven Laumer (University of Bamberg, Germany)
Gonzalo Leon (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Linda Levine (Independent Researcher Consultant & University of Sydney,
Kalle Lyytinen (Case Western Reserve University)
Lars Mathiassen (Georgia State University, USA)
Ulf Melin (Linkoping University, Sweden)
Amit Mitra (University of the West of England, UK)
Michael D. Myers (University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand)
Mike Newman (University of Manchester, UK)
Peter Axel Nielsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Markus Nüttgens (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Anastasia Papazafeiropoulou (Brunel University, UK)
Jan Pries-Heje (Roskilde University, Denmark)
Andrew Schwarz (Louisiana State University, USA)
Mahmud Akhter Shareef (North South Universitty, Bangladesh)
Mohini Singh (RMIT, Australia)
Shirish Srivastava (HEC Paris, France)
Carsten Sorensen (London School of Economics, UK)
Heidi Tscherning (ESADE Business School, Spain)
Jason Thatcher (Clemson University, USA)
Nils Urbach (EBS Business School, Germany)
David Wainwright (Northumbria University, UK)
Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel University, UK)
Michael D. Williams (Swansea University, UK)

Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems & E-Business
Director of Postgraduate Research Students
The College of Business, Economics and Law
Room #123, Haldane Building
Swansea University, Singleton Park
Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK.
TEL (Office): +44 (0) 1792 602340
FAX (Office): +44 (0) 1792 295626
Email: y.k.dwivedi at swansea.ac.uk ; ykdwivedi at gmail.com
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