AIS Best Information Systems Publications Awards

Since 2006, the Senior Scholars have annually recognized up to five papers with a Best Information Systems (IS) Publications Award. This award was established to recognize the breadth of high quality work that is being published in the information systems discipline, and was designed to bring outstanding papers across a range of journals to the attention of the IS community, and to give due credit to the journals in which they are published.

Each year, journal editors issue a call for the best paper published in their journal in the preceding year. A committee composed of Senior Scholars reviews the nominations, and selects a group of semi-finalists for further consideration. In past years, the award winning papers were selected from among the semi-finalists by a vote of the Senior Scholars or as the result of an in-depth review of the nominations by the Senior Scholars Best Publications Committee. The awards are presented each year during the Senior Scholars session at ICIS.

  • Priyanga Gunarathne, Huaxia Rui and Abraham Seidman – Racial bias in customer service: evidence from Twitter, Information Systems Research
  • Elena Parmiggiani, Thomas Østerlie and Petter Grytten Almklov – In the backrooms of data science, Journal of the Association for Information Systems
  • Tapani Rinta-Kahila, Ida Someh, Nicole Gillespie, Marta Indulska and Shirley Gregor – Algorithmic decision-making and system destructiveness: A case of automatic debt recovery, European Journal of Information Systems
  • Carolina Alves de Lima Salge, Elena Karahanna and Jason Bennett Thatcher – Algorithmic Processes of Social Alertness and Social Transmission: How Bots Disseminate Information on Twitter, MIS Quarterly
  • Arisa Shollo, Konstantin Hopf, Tiemo Thiess, Oliver Müller – Shifting ML value creation mechanisms: A process model of ML value creation, Journal of Strategic Information Systems
  • “Online Child Sexual Exploitation: A New MIS Challenge” by Dionysios Demetis and Jan Kietzmann, Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS).
  • “Digital M&A, digital innovation, and firm performance: an empirical investigation” by André Hanelt, Sebastian Firk, Björn Hildebrandt, and Lutz M. Kolbe, European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS).
  • “Realizing value from shadow analytics: A case study” by Hope Koch, Wallace Chipidza, and Timothy R. Kayworth, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS).
  • “Is AI Ground Truth Really True? The Dangers of Training and Evaluating AI Tools Based on Experts’ Know-What” by Sarah Lebovitz, Natalia Levina, and Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, MIS Quarterly (MISQ).
  • “Role of Social Media in Social Protest Cycles: A Sociomaterial Examination” by Monideepa Tarafdar and Deepa Kajal Ray, Information Systems Research (ISR).
  • Brent Kitchens, Steven L. Johnson, and Peter Gray (2020) “Understanding Echo Chambers and Filter Bubbles: The Impact of Social Media on Diversification and Partisan Shifts in News Consumption,” MIS Quarterly.
  • Tor Grønsunda and Margunn Aanestad (2020) “Augmenting the algorithm: Emerging human-in-the-loop work configurations,” Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
  • Nishtha Langer, Ram D. Gopal, and Ravi Bapna, (2020) “Onward and Upward? An Empirical Investigation of Gender and Promotions in Information Technology Services,” Information Systems Research.
  • Jens Lausen, Benjamin Clapham, Michael Siering, and Peter Gomber (2020) “Who Is the Next “Wolf of Wall Street”? Detection of Financial Intermediary Misconduct,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
  • “Data-Driven Computationally Intensive Theory Development”  By Nicholas Berente, Stefan Seidel, and Hani Safadi for the journal Information Systems Research.
  • “Expecting the unexpected: effects of data collection design choices on the quality of crowdsourced user-generated content”  By Roman Lukyanenko, Jeffrey Parsons, Yolanda F. Wiersma, and Mahed Maddah for MIS Quarterly.
  • “Digital Transformation Requires Workforce Transformation”  By Rebekah Eden, Andrew Burton-Jones, Veronica Casey, and Michael Draheim for MIS Quarterly Executive.
  • European Journal of Information Systems: “Design principles for sensemaking support systems in environmental sustainability transformations” by Stefan Seidel, Leona Chandra Kruse, Nadine Székely, Michael Gau, and Daniel Stieger
  • Information and Organization: “Collaboration risk management in IT-enabled asymmetric partnerships: Evidence from telestroke networks” by Rajendra Singh, Aaron Baird, and Lars Mathiassen
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems: “Aligning with new digital strategy: A dynamic capabilities approach” by Adrian Yeow, Christina Soh, and Rina Hansen
  • MIS Quarterly: “Beyond the privacy paradox: Objective versus relative risk in privacy decision making” by Idris Adjerid, Eyal Peer, and Alessandro Acquisti
  • MIS Quarterly Executive: “Addressing key challenges to making enterprise Blockchain applications a reality” by Mary C. Lacity.
  • MIS Quarterly: “Platform Ecosystems: How Developers Invert the Firm”
    Authors Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Xiaoyue Jiang

  • European Journal of Information Systems: “Service robots in hospitals: new perspectives on niche evolution and technology affordances”
    Authors Tobias Mettler, Michaela Sprenger, and Robert Winter

  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems: “A Paradox of Progressive Saturation: The Changing Nature of Improvisation over Time in a Systems Development Project”
    Authors Wolfgang Alfred Molnar, Joe Nandhakumar, and Patrick Stacey

  • Information and Organization: “Governing open source software through coordination processes”
    Authors Maha Shaikh, and Ola Henfridsson

  • Information Systems Research: “Politics and Information Technology Investments in the U.S. Federal Government in 2003–2016”
    Author Min-Seok Pang
  • Fred Niederman, Tom Ferratt, Eileen Trauth – On the Co-Evolution of Information Technology and Information Systems Personnel – The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems

  • Oliver Müller, Stefan Debortoli, Iris Junglas, Jan vom Brocke –Using Text Analytics to Derive Customer Service Management Benefits from Unstructured Data – MISQE

  • Katherine Choy, Daniel Schlagwein – Crowdsourcing for a better world: On the relation between IT affordances and donor motivations in charitable crowdfunding – Information Technology & People

  • Lisen Selander, Sirkka Jarvenpaa – Digital Action Repertoires And Transforming a Social Movement Organization – MISQ

  • Michael Schermann, Konrad Dongus, Philip Yetton, Helmut Krcmar – The role of Transaction Cost Economics in Information Technology
  • Speaking as one, but not speaking up: Dealing with new moral taint in an occupational online community – Emmanuelle Vaast and Natalia Levina (Information & Organization)

  • Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization – Shoshana Zuboff (Journal of Information Technology)

  • From top to bottom: Investigating the Changing Role of Hierarchy in Enterprise Social Networks – Kai Riemer, Stefan Stieglitz and Christian Meske (Business Information Systems Engineering)
  • Susan Winter, Nicholas Berente, James Howison and Brian Butler, 2014. “Beyond the organizational ‘container’: Conceptualizing 21st century sociotechnical work”, Information & Organization 24.
  • John F. Veiga, Marcus M. Keupp, Steven W. Floyd and Franz W. Kellermanns, 2014. “The longitudinal impact of enterprise system users’ pre-adoption expectations and organizational support on post-adoption proficient usage”, European Journal of IS 23.
  • Gabriele Piccoli & Myle Ott, 2014. “Impact of Mobility and Timing on User-Generated Content”, MISQ Executive 13.
  • Robert G. Fichman and Nigel P. Melville, 2014. “How posture-profile misalignment in IT innovation diminishes returns: Conceptual development and empirical demonstration”, Journal of MIS 31.
  • Jason Chan and Anindya Ghose, 2014.  “Internet’s dirty secret: Assessing the impact of online intermediaries on HIV transmission”, MIS Quarterly, 38.
  • “The Influence of Software Process Maturity and Customer Error Reporting on Software Release and Pricing” Terrence August, Marius Florin Niculescu, Management Science (2013)
  • “From Boundary Spanning to Creolization: A Study of Chinese Software and Services Outsourcing Vendors” Pamela Abbott, Yingqin Zheng, Rong Du, Leslie Willcocks, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (2013)
  • “A Test of Two Models of Value Creation in Virtual Communities” Constance Elise Porter, Sarv Devaraj, Daewon Sun, Journal of Management Information Systems(2013)
  • “Social Network Effects on Productivity and Job Security: Evidence from the Adoption of a Social Networking Tool” Lynn Wu, Information Systems Research (2013)
  • “The Autonomy Paradox: The Implications of Mobile Email Devices for Knowledge Professionals” Melissa Mazmanian, Wanda J. Orlikowski, JoAnne Yates, Organization Science (2013)
  • “Raising and Rising Voices in Social Media – A Novel Methodological Approach in Studying Cyber-Collective Movements,” Nitin Agarwal, Merlyna Lim, Rolf Wigand, Business & Information Systems Engineering (2012)
  • “Trends in Website Design,” Gili Korman Golander, Noam Tractinsk, Ilanit Kabessa-Cohen, AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (2012)
  • “Social Networks and the Diffusion of User-Generated Content: Evidence from YouTube,” Anjana Susarla, Jeong-Ha Oh, Yong Tan, Information Systems Research(2012)
  • “Perceived Discontinuities and Constructed continuities in Virtual Work,” Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, Katherine M. Chudoba, Kevin Crowston, Information Systems Journal (2012)
  • “A Glorious and Not-So-Short History of the Information Systems Field,” Rudy Hirschheim, Heinz K. Klein, Journal of the Association for Information Systems(2012)
  • Saggi Nevo and Michael Wade, “Firm-level Benefits of IT-enabled Resources: A Conceptual Extension and an Empirical Assessment,” Journal of Strategic Information Systems (2011)
  • Samer Faraj, Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa, and Ann Majchrzak”Knowledge Collaboration in Online Communities,” Organization Science (2011)
  • Janice Y. Tsai, Serge Egelman, Lorrie Cranor, and Alessandro Acquisti, “The Effect of Online Privacy Information on Purchasing Behavior: An Experimental Study,” Information Systems Research (2011)
  • Torsten J. Gerpott, “Determinants of Self-report and System-captured Measures of Mobile Internet Use Intensity,” Information Systems Frontiers (2011)
  • Matt Germonprez, Dirk Havorka, and Uri Gal, “Secondary Design: A Case of Behavioral Design Science Research,” Journal of the Association of Information Systems (2011)

The 2012 AIS IS Best Paper Award administrators, Allen Lee, Fred Niederman, and Claudia Loebbecke, would like to thank the AIS Senior Scholars who volunteered as reviewers, selecting the winners from among 21 nominations. Reviewers included Phillip Ein-Dor, Chris Kemerer, Stefan Klein, Sal March, Carol Saunders, Sandy Slaughter, Reza Torkzadeh, Bernard Tan, and Ron Weber.

  • Lei Chi, T. Ravichandran and Goce Andrevski, “Information Technology, Network Structure, and Competitive Action,” Information Systems Research (2010)
  • Ahmed Abbasi, Zhu Zhang, David Zimbra, Hsinchun Chen and Jay F. Nunamaker, Jr., “Detecting Fake Websites: The Contribution of Statistical Learning Theory,” MIS Quarterly (2010)
  • Sulin Ba, Dan Ke, Jan Stallaert and Zhongju Zhang, “Why Give Away Something for Nothing? Investigating Virtual Goods Pricing and Permission Strategies,” ACM Transcations on Management Information Systems (2010)
  • Ofer Arazy, Nanda Kumar and Bracha Shapira, “Theory-Driven Design Framework for Social Recommender Systems,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2010)
  • João Baptista, Sue Newell and Wendy Currie, “Paradoxical Effects of Institutionalisation on the Strategic Awareness of Technology in Organisations,” Journal of Strategic Information Systems (2010)
  • Dianne Cyr, Milena Head, Hector Larios, and Bing Pan, “Exploring Human Images in Website Design: A Multi-Method Approach,” MIS Quarterly (2009)
  • Emmanuelle Vaast and Geoff Walsham, “Trans-Situated Learning: Supporting a Network of Practice with an Information Infrastructure,”Information Systems Research (2009)
  • Yulin Fang and Derrick Neufeld, “Understanding Sustained Participation in Open Source Software Projects,” Journal of Management Information Systems (2009)
  • Katrin Jonsson, Jonny Holmstrom, and Kalle Lyytinen, “Turn to the material: Remote diagnostics systems and new forms of boundary-spanning,”Information and Organization (2009)
  • Eric A. Walden and Glenn J. Browne, “Sequential Adoption Theory: A Theory for Understanding Herding Behavior in Early Adoption of Novel Technologies,”Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2009)
  • Rosio Alvarez, “Exploring technology, structure and identity during Enterprise System Implementation,” Information Systems Journal (2008)
  • Ravi Bapna, Wolfgang Jank, Galit Shmueli, “Consumer Surplus in Online Auctions,” Information Systems Research (2008)
  • Alan R. Dennis, Robert M. Fuller, Joseph S. Valacich, “Media, Tasks, and Communication Processes: A Theory of Media Synchronicity,” MIS Quarterly (2007)
  • Paul M. Leonardi, Stephen R. Barley, “Materiality and Change: Challenges to Building Better Theory About Technology and Organizing,” Information and Organization (2007)
  • M. Lynne Markus, Mark S. Silver, “A Foundation for the Study of IT Effects: A New Look at DeSanctis and Poole’s Concepts of Structural Features and Spirit,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2007)
  • Wai Fong Boh, “Mechanisms for Sharing Knowledge in Project-based Organizations,” Information & Organization (2006)
  • Andrew Burton-Jones and Michael J. Gallivan, “Toward a Deeper Understanding of System Usage in Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective,” MIS Quarterly (2006)
  • Dorothy E. Leidner and Jane M. Mackay, “How Incoming CIOs Transition into Their New Jobs,” MIS Quarterly Executive (2006)
  • Paul P. Tallon, & Kenneth L. Kraemer, “Fact or Fiction? A Sensemaking Perspective on the Reality Behind Executives’ Perceptions of IT Business Value,” Journal of Management Information Systems (2006)
  • Shirley Gregor & David Jones, “The Anatomy of a Design Theory,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2006)
  • M. Lynne Markus, Charles W. Steinfield, Rolf T. Wigand, Gabe Minton, “Industry-Wide Information Systems Standardization as Collective Action: The Case of the U. S. Residential Mortgage Industry,” Management Information Systems Quarterly (2005)
  • Marlei Pozzebon, Ryad Titah, Alain Pinsonneault, “Combining Social Shaping of Technology and Communicative Action Theory for Understanding Rhetorical Closure in IT,” Information Technology & People (2005)
  • Paul A. Pavlou, Omar A. El Sawy, “From IT Leveraging Competence to Competitive Advantage in Turbulent Environments: The Case of New Product Development,”Information Systems Research (2005)
  • Nelson F. Granados, Alok Gupta, Robert J. Kauffman, “The Impact of IT on Market Information and Transparency: A Unified Theoretical Framework,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2005)
  • Erica L. Wagner, Susan V. Scott, Robert D. Galliers, “The Creation of ‘Best Practice’ Software: Myth, Reality and Ethics,” Information and Organization (2005)