HELSINKI, FINLAND December 13-16, 1998

Conference Schedule

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Sunday, December 13  
3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Conference Registration
2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fennia I


ICIS Workshops--New Faculty

ICIS Workshops--Midcareer

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Doctoral Student Reception -- Key West Pub, Hotel Grand Marina
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Opening Reception -- Marina Congress Center
Monday, December 14  
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Opening Plenary Session -- Reflections on Global Ethical Management, Richard O. Mason, Carr P. Collins Distinguished Professor, Southern Methodist University; Jouni Backman, Minister for Administrative Affairs
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break -- Refreshments
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session M2.1


Research 1     Intangible Assets: Valuing IT and Humanizing Accountants
Chair Roger Chiang, Nanyang Technological University

Paper "Improving the Procurement Process: Humanizing Accountants with a Human Factors Education," Philip Scown, Manchester Metropolitan University
Discussant George Mickhail, University of Wollongong

Paper "Intangible Assets: How the Interaction of Computers and Organizational Structure Affects Stock Market Valuations," Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lorin M. Hitt, University of Pennsylvania; and Shinkyu Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant Robert Josefek, University of Minnesota

Session M2.2


Research in       Electronic Commerce and Strategy
Progress 1

Chair Fergal McGrath, University of Limerick

Paper "IT Value Contingencies: Moderating Effects of Market Responsiveness and Business Strategy," Kristina Setzekorn and Arlyn Melcher, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and Arun Rai, Georgia State University

Paper "Electronic Markets and Intelligent Agents: An Experimental Study of the Economics of Electronic Commerce," Khim-Yong Goh, Hock-Hai Teo, and Kwok-Kee Wei, National University of Singapore

Paper "Applying Component Technology to Improve Global Supply Chain Network Management," Gek Woo Tan and Michael J. Shaw, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session M2.3


Teaching 1     Developing Processes for the New Global Market

Chair Robert T. Plant, University of Miami

Paper "Buy the Book: Electronic Commerce in the Book Trade," Claudia Loebbecke, Copenhagen Business School, and Philip Powell, University of London
Discussant Joe Peppard, Cranfield University

Paper "Dow Corning Corporation: Reengineering Global Processes," Jeanne Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant Catherine Griffiths, Imperial College

Session M2.4

Fennia I

Panel 1     IT Phone Home: The Techno-Institutional Development of Standards in the Evolution of Global Cellular Telephony

Chair John L. King, University of California Irvine

Panelists Juha Knuuttila, University of Jyväskylä
Kari Lang, Nokia Research Center
Joel West, University of California, Irvine

Session M2.5


Case 1     Communication and Distributive Work

Chair Michael Myers, University of Auckland

Paper "Supporting Cooperation in a Virtual Organization," Markus Rittenbruch, Helge Kahler, and Armin B. Cremers, University of Bonn
Discussant Vivek Choudhury, Florida State University

Paper "Knowledge Barriers to Diffusion of Telemedicine," Huseyin Tanriverdi, Boston University, and C. Suzanne Iacono, National Science Foundation
Discussant Kristin Braa, University of Oslo

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Session M3.1

Fennia I

Research 2     Systems Development Methodology and Web Page Design

Chair Anthonis Stylianou , University of North Carolina

Paper "IDM: A Methodology for Intranet Design," Seung C. Lee, Hofstra University
Discussant Ajay Vinze, Arizona State University

Paper "Method-ism in Practice: Investigating the Relationship Between Method and Understanding in Web Page Design," Edgar A. Whitley, London School of Economics and Political Science
Discussant Maung Sein, Agder College

Session M3.2


Research in       Adoption of Boundary-Crossing Technology
Progress 2

Chair Christian Wagner, City University of Hong Kong

Paper "Linking the European Monetary Union and the Information Systems Strategy of Financial Institutions: A Research Approach to Understand the Changeover," Manuel João Pereira, Catholic University of Portugal, and Luís Valadares Tavares, Technical University of Lisbon

Paper "Adoption of IS Development Methods Across Cultural Boundaries," Gezinus J. Hidding, Loyola University of Chicago

Paper "The Adoption and Use of National Information Infrastructure: A Social Network and Stakeholder Perspective," Satish Nambisan, National University of Singapore, Ritu Agarwal, Florida State University

Session M3.3


Teaching 2     Redesigning the IT Function

Chair Prabuddha De, University of Dayton

Paper "Nortel: Reinventing IS," Olga Volkoff and E. F. Peter Newson, University of Western Ontario
Discussant V. Sambamurthy, University of Maryland, College Park

Paper "Riverbank Financial: Balancing the Pendulum," Kathryn Brohman and Sid L. Huff, University of Western Ontario; Duncan Copeland, Georgetown University
Discussant Guy Fitzgerald, Brunel University

Session M3.4


Panel 2     Four Perspectives for Understanding Work Practices: Giddens, Bourdieu, Foucault, and Narrative

Chair Ulrike Schultz, Southern Methodist University

Panelists Richard J. Boland, Jr., Case Western Reserve University
Lynda Harvey, Griffith University
Helena Karsten, University of Cambridge and University of Jyväskylä

Session M3.5


Wide Open      The Environment and the Organization
Boundaries 1

Chair Gert Jan Hofstede, Wageningen University

Paper "Environmental Scanning on the Internet," Sharon S. L. Tan, Hock-Hai Teo, Bernard C. Y. Tan, and Kwok-Kee Wei, National University of Singapore
Discussant Rita Walczuch, University of Limburg/Maastricht

Paper "Examining Environmental Influences on Organizational Perceptions and Predisposition Toward Distributed Work Arrangements: A Path Model," Choon-Ling Sia, City University of Hong Kong; Hock-Hai Teo, Bernard C. Y. Tan, and Kwok-Kee Wei, National University of Singapore
Discussant Roberto Evaristo, University of Denver

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Break -- Refreshments
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Session M4.1


Research 3     Qualitative Perspectives on Systems Analysis and Design

Chair Erran Carmel, American University

Paper "An Empirically-Grounded Framework for the Information Systems Development Process," Brian Fitzgerald, University College Cork
Discussant Laurie Kirsch, University of Pittsburgh

Paper "Analysts and Clients in Conversation: Cases in Early Requirements Gathering," Cathy Urquhart, Sunshine Coast University College
Discussant Maha El-Shinnawy, Texas A&M University

Session M4.2


Meet the New Editors

Chair Robert W. Zmud, University of Oklahoma

Guests Philip Ein-Dor, Tel Aviv University, JAIS and CAIS
Allen Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University, MIS Quarterly
Jukka Heikkilä, Helsinki School of Economics, Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems
Izak Benbasat, University of British Columbia, Information Systems Research

Session M4.3


Teaching 3     Information Systems: Road to Implementation

Chair Carole Brooke, University of Humberside

Paper "Managing the IPACS Project at Green Valley Hospital," Charalabos L. Iacovou, Georgetown University
Discussant David Wastell, University of Manchester

Paper "Adopting SAP at Siemens Power Corporation," Sabine Gabriele Hirt and E. Burton Swanson, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant Roy Schmidt, Bradley University

Session M4.4

Fennia I

Panel 3     Acquiring and Implementing ERP: The View from Business and Academia

Chair Hans van der Heijder, Price Waterhouse

Panelists M. Lynne Markus, Claremont Graduate School
Kuldeep Kumar, Erasmus University

Session M4.5


Wide Open      Managing the Virtual Organization
Boundaries 2

Chair Jose Griar, University of Maribor

Paper "Trust: The Panacea of Virtual Management," D. Sandy Staples and Pauline Ratnasingham, The University of Melbourne
Discussant Marc Favier, University of Grenoble

Paper "Virtual Organizations: Two Choice Problems," Daniel E. O'Leary, University of Southern California
Discussant Tawfik Jelassi, Euro-Arab Management School

Session M4.6

Marine Room

Invited Information Systems: A Three-Faceted Perspective

Chair Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen

Panelists Giorgio de Michelis, University of Milan
Helmut Krcmar, University of Hohenheim
Florian Matthes, Higher Order Software
Aris Ouksel, University of Illinois at Chicago
Carson Woo, University of British Columbia

5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Session M5


Finland -- Spinning the Networked Nation Ahead

Chair Kalle Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä

"A Tutorial of the Finnish Society and Its History," Yrjö Länsipuro, Chief of the Press Office, MfA

"Finnish Information Technology Policies and Their Evolution," Pauli Heikkila, Director, Information Technology, Technology Development Centre, with commentary by Seymour Goodman, University of Arizona

"The National Information Society Strategy in Finland," Antti Rainio, Project Manager, Finnish National Fund for Research and Development, Sitra, with commentary by Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Copenhagen Business School

"The Vision of a Virtual Finland: The Case of Virtual Helsinki," Risto Linturi, Technology Manager, Helsinki Telephone, with commentary by K. Pelly Periasamy, Nanyang Technological University

Snacks will be provided from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. by MfA and other sponsors.

Tuesday, December 15  
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Conference Registration
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Session T1.1


Research 4     IS Research: Strategies and Measurement

Chair Katherine Chudoba, University of Virginia

Paper "Competing Dichotomies in IS Research and Possible Strategies for Resolution," Brian Fitzgerald, University College Cork, and Debra Howcroft, University of Salford
Discussant Michael Ginzberg, Case Western University

Paper "The IS Effectiveness Matrix: The Importance of Stakeholder and System in Measuring IS Success," Peter B. Seddon, D. Sandy Staples, Ravi Patnayakuni, and Matthew J. Bowtell, The University of Melbourne
Discussant Michael Lawrence, Lancaster University

Session T1.2


Research in     Software Use and Reuse
Progress 3

Chair Tor Larsen, Norwegian School of Management

Paper "Influencing the Success of Spreadsheet Development by Novice Users," Timothy G Babbitt, Dennis F. Galletta, and Alexandre B. Lopes, University of Pittsburgh

Paper "An Integrative Model of Information Systems Use in Mandatory Environments," Patrick Rawstorne, Rohan Jayasuriya, and Peter Caputi, University of Wollongong

Paper "Critical Success Factors for Software Reuse Projects," Marcus A. Rothenberger, Uday R. Kulkarni, and Kevin Dooley, Arizona State University, Tempe

Session T1.3

Fennia I

Teaching 4     Building Infrastructure for Electronic Commerce

Chair Y. Pigneur, University of Lausanne

Paper "Xcert Software, Inc.," Keng Siau, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Discussant Scott Schneberger, University of Western Ontario

Paper "Global Logistics System Asia Co., Ltd.," Jan Damsgaard, Aalborg University
Discussant Ramon O'Callaghan, Tilburg University

Session T1.4


Panel 4     CALS and the Virtual Enterprise

Chair Donald J. McCubbrey, University of Denver

Panelists Susan Gilles, CanSTEP Centre
Darren Meister, Queen's University
Hiroshi Mizuta, VE Centre

Session T1.5


Wide Open      Changing Boundaries: Evidence from the Field
Boundaries 3

Chair Graham Pervan, Curtin University

Paper "Shifting Boundaries and New Technologies: A Case Study in the UK Banking Sector," Susan V. Scott, The London School of Economics, and Geoff Walsham, University of Cambridge
Discussant Derrick Neufeld, University of Manitoba

Paper "Technology as Traitor: Emergent SAP Infrastructure in a Global Organization," Ole Hanseth and Kristin Braa, University of Oslo
Discussant Craig Standing, Edith Cowan University

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Break -- Refreshments
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session T2.1


Plenary Session: WWW -- Working Without Wires, Jorma Ollila, President and CEO, Nokia
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Session T3.1

Fennia I

Research 5     Global IS Issues

Chair Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University

Paper "Developing a Successful Information and Communication Technology Industry: The Role of Venture Capital, Knowledge, and the Government," T. Vinig, University of Amsterdam; R. Blocq, J. Braafhart, and O. Laufer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Discussant Ann Brown, City University Business School

Paper "Patterns in the Organization of Transnational Information Systems," William R. King, University of Pittsburgh, and Vikram Sethi, Southwest Missouri State University
Discussant Karen Loch, Georgia State University

Session T3.2


Research in        Systems Development Issues
Progress 4

Chair Joong Ahn, Seoul National University

Paper "Managerial Control Over IT Projects: Control, Forms, Commitment, and Dominant Coalitions," Magnus Mähring, Stockholm School of Economics

Paper "An Activity Based Costing Approach to Systems Development and Implementation," Ginny Ooi, Christina Soh, and Pui Mun Lee, Nanyang Technological University

Paper "The Life Cycle Effects of Software Process Improvement: A Longitudinal Study," Donald E. Harter and Sandra A. Slaughter, Carnegie Mellon University, and Mayuram S. Krishnan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Session T3.3


Case 2       Case Research and the Waterfall Model

Chair Duane Truex, Georgia State University

Paper "Framing Design: A Social Process View of Information System Development," Susan Gasson, Binghamton University
Discussant Kailash Joshi, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Paper "Using a Positivist Case Research Methodology to Test a Theory About IT-Enabled Business Process Redesign," Suprateek Sarker, Washington State University, and Allen S. Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University
Discussant Ivan Aaen, Aalborg University

Session T3.4


Panel 5      Approaches to Using the Year 2000 Problem in Information Systems Courses

Chair Michael Vitale, University of Melbourne

Panelists Ben Light, Manchester Business School
Gerhard Knolmayer, University of Bern
John Mooney, University College Dublin

Session T3.5


Wide Open        Boundaries and Infrastructures
Boundaries 4

Chair Pierre Berthon, Cardiff Business School

Paper "Dissolving Firm Boundaries Through Surveillance: Incomplete Contracts, Information Assets, and Process Integration," Jonathan Wareham, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant Peter Marshall, Edith Cowan University

Paper "Toward a Contingency View of Infrastructure and Knowledge: An Exploratory Study," Claudio U. Ciborra, Università di Bologna, and Ole Hanseth, Universitetet i Oslo
Discussant Petter Gottschalk, Norwegian School of Management

3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Break -- Refreshments
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Session T4.1


Invited      Out of Scandinavia: The History and Contributions of an IS Research Tradition

Chair Lars Mathiassen, Aalborg University

Panelists Gro Bjerknes, Avenir Consulting
Karlheinz Kautz, Copenhagen Business School
Peter Axel Nielsen, Aalborg University
Erik Stolterman, Umeå University

Session T4.2


Invited The Master's Degree Program in Information Systems

Chair Gordon B. Davis, University of Minnesota

Panelists David Feinstein, University of South Alabama
Ted Stohr, New York University
Joe Valacich, Washington State University
Rolf Wigand, Syracuse University

Session T4.3

Fennia I

Panel 6     What's So Different about the World Wide Web Anyway?

Chair Michael Bieber, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Panelists Sue Conger, Southern Methodist University
Blake Ives, Louisiana State University
Wolfgang Janko, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
Bob O'Keefe, Brunel University

Session T4.4


Panel 7     Target Journals for Information Systems Research: Current Practices and Controversies

Chair Daniel Robey, Georgia State University

Panelists Kent Walstrom, Illinois State University
Dennis Adams, University of Houston
Burt Swanson, University of California, Los Angeles

7:00 p.m. Reception hosted by the City of Helsinki

Conference Dinner--Finlandia Hall

Wednesday, December 16  
8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Conference Registration
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Session W1.1

Fennia I

Panel 8     Power and Politics in IT Implementation: Perspective, Threat, and Promise

Chair Brian Butler, Carnegie Mellon University
Panelists Michael Ginzberg, Case Western Reserve University
David Knights, Nottingham University
Carol Saunders, University of Oklahoma

Session W1.2


Panel 9     Adaptive IT Infrastructure: The Platform for Global Integration

Chair Nancy Duncan, Kent State University

Panelists Matthew Sherrod, ARCO Alaska Inc.
Peter Weill, University of Melbourne

Session W1.3


Case 3     Problems, Knowledge, Solutions

Chair John Venable

Paper "Energizing the Nexus of Corporate Knowledge: A Portal Toward the Virtual Organization," Alexander Y. Yap and Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant Stanislav (changed, was Vivek Choudry), Florida State University

Invited Talk "Problems, Knowledge, Solutions: Solving Complex Problems," Enid Mumford, Professor Emeritus, Manchester Business School
Discussant Bob Galliers, Warwick University

Session W1.4


Research in     Electronic Environment: Learning, Working, and Privacy
Progress 5

Chair Janice Burn, Edith Cowan University

Paper "Effectiveness of Virtual Learning Environments in Basic Skills Business Education: A Field Study in Progress," Rami Ahmad, Gabriele Piccoli, and Blake Ives, Louisiana State University

Paper "Exploring the Role of Identification in the Privacy Decisions of Webmasters," Thomas Shaw, University of Texas at Austin

Paper "Telecommuters and Work Groups: A Communication Network Analysis," France Belanger, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Session W1.5

Fennia II

Invited     Y2K and Euro Project Management: Lessons Learned

Presenters: Janis Gogan, Bentley College
Janice Sipior, Villanova University

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Break -- Refreshments
10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Session W2.1


Panel 10     Telework Practice Across National Cultures

Chair Sandy Staples, University of Melbourne

Panelists Arnstein Borstad, Statoil Research Center
Scharam Dusdar, University of Art/Centre for Informatics, Austria
Nava Pliskin, Ben Gurion University
Celia T. Romm, University of Wollongong
Margaret Tan, National University of Singapore

Session W2.2

Fennia I

Panel 11     Web-based Auctions: Theoretical Issues and Practical Experience

Chair Stefan Klein, University of Muenster

Panelists Eric van Heck, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Ajit Kambil, New York University and Anderson Consulting
Peer Lodbrok, infoMedia GmbH.

Session W2.3


Research in     IT Investments and Conceptual Modeling
Progress 6

Chair Carl Erik Moe, Agder College

Paper "Stakeholder Experiences with Conceptual Modeling: An Empirical Investigation," Arvind Patel, Marc Sim, and Ron Weber, The University of Queensland

Paper "Disaggregating the Return on Investment to IT Capital," Vijay Gurbaxani, Nigel Melville, and Kenneth Kraemer, University of California, Irvine

Session W2.4

Fennia II

Invited     Web-based Education: Revolution or Fad?

Chair Gordon B. Davis, University of Minnesota

Panelists Cynthia M. Beath, Southern Methodist University
Dorothy Leidner, INSEAD
Leyland Pitt, University of Wales
Han van Dissel, Erasmus University

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.



Abstracts of Research Papers, Research in Progress, Teaching Cases, Panels, and Invited/Special Sessions are also available.

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