[AISWorld] HICSS-48 CFP: Practice-based Research

Leidner, Dorothy Dorothy_Leidner at baylor.edu
Wed Mar 19 10:06:49 EDT 2014

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-48 2015

Minitrack:  Practice-based IS Research

(Organizational Systems and Technology track)

 This mini-track seeks to encourage practice-based research on new and emerging IS issues in organizations.  Practice-based research aspires to bridge the gap between academic theory and practice; it aspires both to introduce researchers to state of the art practices and issues from industry as well as introduce managers to research that makes sense of and brings coherence to the issues they face.  The methods used in practice-based research are often exploratory, field-based studies involving interviews, observations, and/or descriptive surveys.  The intense pressure to achieve methodological distinction and theoretical contribution often results in very current practice-based topics being eschewed by researchers, because the topics themselves are not mature enough in practice to achieve desirable samples or sample sizes, nor are they conducive to theorizing since so little is known.  These are precisely the reasons that exploratory, practice-based research can play a tremendous role in helping establish and lay the foundations of a research domain while providing insights into an emerging topic. This minitrack solicits high-quality, practice-based research.  Accepted articles will be considered for fast-tracking into MIS Quarterly Executive, a journal whose mission is to provide an outlet for high quality practice-based IS research.

b) Minitrack Proposal co-chairs:

Dorothy E. Leidner
Ferguson Professor of Information Systems
Baylor University
One Bear Place 8005
Waco Texas USA 76798-8005
Dorothy_Leidner at baylor.edu

Michael Milovich Jr.
PhD Candidate in Information Systems
Baylor University
One Bear Place 8005
Waco Texas USA 76798-8005
Michael_Milovich at baylor.edu


1.  Submit an electronic copy of the full paper, 10 pages including title page, abstract, references and diagrams using the review system available at the HICSS site, make sure that the authors' names and affiliation information has been removed to ensure an anonymous review.

2.   Do not submit the paper to more than one minitrack. The paper should contain original material and not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.

3.   Provide the required information to the review system such as title, full name of all authors, and their complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).

4.   The first page of the paper should include the title and a (max) 300-word abstract.


*June 15:   Full papers uploaded in the directory of the appropriate minitrack.

*August 15:   Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.

*September 15:   Accepted manuscripts, camera-ready, uploaded; author(s) must register by this time.

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