Economics and the Value of IS

Information systems play a pervasive role in supporting managerial decisions, designing business processes, transforming economic exchange, and enhancing organizational capabilities. In addition, they enable the creation and delivery of new products, services, and business concepts. As information systems bring about new opportunities, they also present new challenges and research problems. 

This track invites theoretical and empirical submissions that leverage economic theories and methodologies and address important questions pertinent to the use of IS, the value that they create, and their impacts. We also encourage the application of innovative research designs that will enable our community to examine key business and social issues involving information and technological innovations. Senior executives, managers, and policy makers alike need guidance about the pathways of organizational innovation and success in the marketplace through IS, and the economic value generated by IS to firms and society. 

Specific topics may include: 

  • Social networks and virtual communities
  • Open innovation and crowdsourcing
  • Peer and collaborative learning
  • Intellectual property
  • Interorganizational information and knowledge sharing
  • Information goods and digital market places
  • Digital privacy and security
  • Cloud computing
  • Methodological challenges and opportunities
  • Industry studies


Track Chairs

Alok Gupta (University of Minnesota)
Kai-Lung Hui (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Matt Thatcher (University of South Carolina)

Associate Editors

  • Ashish Agarwal, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Terry August, University of California at San Diego, USA
  • Jesse Bockstedt, University of Arizona, USA
  • Jianqing Chen, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • June Cheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Hila Etzion, University of Michigan, USA
  • Gordon Gao, University of Maryland, USA
  • Zhiling Guo, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Kunsoo Hahn, McGill University, Canada
  • Sangpil Han, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ke-Wei Huang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Subodha Kumar, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Xinxin Li, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Ting Li, Erasmus University, Netherlands
  • Mei Lin, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • De Liu, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Amit Mehra, Indian School of Business, India
  • Vandana Ramachandran, University of Utah, USA
  • Jui Ramprasad, McGill University, Canada
  • Gautam Ray, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Ramesh Sankaranarayanan, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Sonny Tambe, New York University, USA
  • Mingdi Xin, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Hong Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Lizhen Xu, Georgia Tech University, USA
  • Michael Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Dmitry Zhdanov, University of Connecticut, USA