Track: IS/IT Strategy, Leadership, and Governance

Track Co-chairs:

She-I CHANG, National Chung Cheng University,

Barney TAN, The University of Sydney,

Shang GAO, Örebro University,

Description and Topics of Interest:

Advances in Information Systems (IS) / Information Technology (IT) have fundamentally transformed the way we do business, work and live. As new technologies emerge, they also offer new possibilities for addressing increasingly complex economic and social problems, but the key to resolving these problems is that IS/IT must be deployed strategically. Consequently, with the growing significance and pervasiveness of IT in contemporary society, the emphasis of both academia and industry in IT-related fields has shifted to trying to understand the nature and implications of IS/IT strategy, leadership and governance in driving business and social innovation in the present age.

The impact of IS/IT, however, can be double-edged. While the advantages and benefits of IS/IT are well-documented, IS/IT can also give rise to new technology-related risks surrounding information security, privacy, operational efficiency, and regulatory compliance. Understanding and addressing the complex technical, behavioral, organizational, cultural, legal issues surrounding IS/IT strategy, leadership and governance is thus an imperative for the IS research community.

The aim of this track is to bring together scholars, industry players, stakeholders and general public to share their research findings and best practices related to IS/IT in digital age. The track serves as an outlet for studies related to strategy, governance, leadership, business models, and technological innovations that are required to actualize the potential of IS in this digital age. We welcome all research related to IS in digital age and are open to all types of research methods (e.g., simulation, survey, experimentation, literature review, case studies, action research, etc.). Practice-based research is also appreciated. Both full research papers and research-in-progress papers are welcome.

Topics of interest may include (but are not limited to):

  • IS/IT strategy in the digital age
  • Governance for digital business creation, implementation, and operation
  • IS-enabled business model innovation in digital age
  • User driven IS/IT innovation
  • Digital business governance
  • Digital business ecosystem
  • Theoretical foundations of IS in the digital age
  • Social, political, and legal implications of IS in the digital age
  • Value co-creation for IS in the digital age
  • Leadership issues in IS in the digital age
  • Internal control and computer auditing in the digital age