Professors Wietske Van Osch and Constantinos K. Cousaris Receive Best Paper Award at the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems!
The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which has over 4,000 members representing universities in over 95 countries worldwide. It is the most prestigious gathering of academics and practitioners in the IS discipline. Each year, over 1,000 Information Systems academic professions participate in the conference program – the theme this year being Digital Innovation and the Service Economy – and two of our very own Department faculty received Top Paper and honorable mentions for the Doctoral Dissertation Award!
Wietske Van Osch and Constantinos K. Coursaris co-authored the paper, “The Duality of Social Media: Structuration and Socialization through Organizational Communicative Action”. Drawing on Habermas’ theory of communicative action, this conceptual paper proposes the Organizational Social Media Lifeworld (OSML) as a useful model for disentangling the complex use of social media in organizations and its enabling role for organizational communication. Based on the OSML model, authors show how social media are intrinsic to each of these four elements—actors, action, entity and culture—and how it enables the two overarching organizational processes of structuration and socialization.
Read the full abstract and download the paper in the SIGHCI 2012 Proceedings: http://aisel.aisnet.org/sighci2012/12/
Wietske van Osch’s current research interests lie in online communities, social media, sociomateriality and affordances. Contantinos K. Coursaris’ current research interests lie in the intersection of usability and mobile devices for the purpose of health and/or commercial applications.
Wietske also received the First Runner-Up Doctoral Dissertation Award on the topic of Generative Collectives, better known as the structural, cognitive and technological dimensions of online communities that result in enhanced creativity and innovation. ICIS’s Chair of the awards committee described Wietske’s Dissertation as “unique, highly unusual, and a pleasure to read”. ICIS is the most prestigious gathering of academics in the Information Systems discipline. It is the “Grammy’s” of IS and is quite an honor is to be nominated.
See the announcement here: http://icis2012.aisnet.org/index.php/welcome/award-recipients.
Congratulations to our outstanding faculty for their research and work presented at ICIS 2012!