[AISWorld] CfP for the AMCIS 2015 mini-track "Workarounds: the dark or the bright side of IT-enabled agility?"

Manuel Wiesche Manuel.Wiesche at in.tum.de
Wed Dec 17 15:12:36 EST 2014

21st Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Mini-Track "Workarounds: the dark or the bright side of IT-enabled 

August 13-15, 2015, Puerto Rico (http://amcis2015.aisnet.org)

Deadline for paper submissions: February 25, 2015

IT-enabled agility enables organizations to quickly mitigate threats to 
existing competitive advantages and to seize opportunities for future 
competitive advantages. IT-enabled agility grounds in a flexible use of 
IT. Workarounds have been recognized as an important unit of analysis to 
study the effect and boundaries of IT-enabled agility. Workarounds are an 
interdisciplinary phenomenon and are being discussed in a variety of 
contexts such as management control systems, compliance, governance, and 
security. However, the relationship of workarounds and performance 
implications (e.g., innovation, flexibility, loss of control, facades of 
compliance) is still unclear. Important questions remains unanswered: How 
do managers anticipate the performance implications of workarounds? How do 
design variants of information systems prohibit or create opportunities 
for workarounds? How can organizations ensure flexibility while 
maintaining control? What are the short-term and long-term implications of 

The purpose of the mini-track is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for 
researchers from many contexts to share and discuss insights on 
workarounds. The mini-track seeks rigorous conceptual, empirical and 
design-oriented research. 

The objective of the workshop is to establish a state-of-the-art of the IS 
discipline’s understanding of workarounds. Topics for this mini-track 
include but are not limited to the following: 
•       antecedents and consequences of workarounds
•       strategies for handling workarounds
•       deviations in the use of IT (e.g., shadow IT, non-compliance, 
security violations, rule-breaking, bootlegging, fraud, resistance, BYOD)
•       workaround motives
•       temporality and institutionalization of workarounds
•       workarounds as source of innovation
•       perception of workarounds (employee and management)
•       design of workaround-aware information systems
•       case studies on workarounds

January 5, 2015: Manuscript submissions for AMCIS 2015 begin
February 25, 2015: Deadline for AMCIS manuscript submissions
Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Authors notified about the disposition of their 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015:  Deadline for camera-ready revisions
May 5, 2015: Final decisions on AMCIS 2015 program are made


Michael Schermann, Technische Universität München, 
michael.schermann at in.tum.de
Manuel Wiesche, Technische Universität München, wiesche at in.tum.de
Helmut Krcmar, Technische Universität München, krcmar at in.tum.de

Dr. Manuel Wiesche
Technische Universität München
Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsinformatik  (I17)  / Chair for Information 
Boltzmannstr. 3,  D 85748 Garching bei München
fon +49-89-289-19539    wiesche at in.tum.de 

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