Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive of Dell Inc., visited Temple’s Fox School of Business on Monday, Oct. 5, 2009. Dell was greeted at an informal reception with faculty members and university officials before he met with a select group of Fox School Management Information Systems (MIS) students. A large question-and-answer session followed in the auditorium of Alter Hall, the new state-of-theart home of the Fox School. Read the full article on the Fox School website.
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Dr. Youngjin Yoo was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study how organizations working on design projects virtualize their work using a mix of virtual and physical elements. The $127,260 award is titled Collaborative Research: Virtualization of work capabilities in project based organizations.
As part of the project, Professor Yoo will conduct longitudinal analysis of four organizations (Intel, Parker Hannifin, Mortenson Construction, and Ford) through interviews, surveys, and observations. Using the data, he will develop a new notation that captures how virtual and physical elements are intermixed in forming design practices in these organizations and further show how those these practices evolve over time.
MIS doctoral students, Fang-Chun Liu, Doug Schutz, Yang Yang all received separate acceptances to present their research at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Phoenix, December 2009. ICIS is the premier conference in information systems with an acceptance rate of 10-12%. The three papers are:
- Fang-Chun Liu, Business Value of IT in Commercial Banks, together with Rajiv Banker, Pei-Yu Chen, and Chin-Shyh Ou
- Doug Schutz, An Empirical Investigation on The Role of IT Materiality in Multidisciplinary Innovation, together with Yong-Young Kim, Youngjin Yoo, and Paul Pavlou
- Yang Yang, Open Innovation: An Empirical Study of Online Contests, together with Pei-Yu Chen and Paul Pavlou
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Paul Pavlou was ranked in the top five of researchers in information systems worldwide based on an analysis of publications in the top 3 information systems journals (Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), and Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS)). Please view the full article for complete details.
The new MIS newsletter contains articles about the recent MIS ranking, the 2009 IT awards, a report on organizational blogging, the new AIS student chapter initiative, and the new MS in Health Informatics
Inaugural AIS Student Chapter conference held at Temple University, April 3-4, 2009.
Temple University announces new Masters Program in Health Informatics (MS in HI)