Authors: Bogdan Negoita, Liette Lapointe and Suzanne Rivard
Publication: MIS Quarterly, Vol. 42 Issue 4, 1281-1301, 2018
As the nature of information systems (IS) has evolved from primarily standalone, to enterprise, and distributed applications, the need for a better understanding of collective IS use has become a research and practical necessity. In view of contributing to this understanding, we conceptually define collective IS use as a unit level construct, rooted in instances of individual-level IS use within the context of a common work process. Its emergence from the individual to the unit level is shaped by different configurations of task, user, and system interdependence between instances of individual-level IS use. On the basis of this definition, we propose a typology of collective IS use that comprises four ideal types, namely siloed use, processual use, coalesced use, and networked use. For each ideal type, we theorize on the emergence process from the individual to the unit level and we consider the measurement implications for each.
Desautels doctoral student Rania Afiouni Monla has found herself in the right place at the right time: studying the impact of AI in organizational learning and healthcare in a city that has emerged as an AI powerhouse.
She sits down to share her journey so far, including her involvement in the Montreal declaration on responsible AI and the challenges of returning to school after many years.
Jui Ramaprasad, Associate Professor in Information Systems, was recently appointed as Associate Editor to Management Science.
Professor Emmanuelle Vaast is one among ten McGill members who comprise the new International Observatory on the Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies (OIISIAN) - a $7.5 million initiative spearheaded by the government of Quebec to explore interdisciplinary and intersectoral perspectives on the impact of AI and digital technology on individuals, organizations, and communities.
The Faculty Research Workload Committee (RWC) has completed its review of applications submitted by tenured faculty to fill the currently vacant Faculty Scholar Award slots.
The Faculty is pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the Desautels Scholar Awards (effective September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2021):
Recent research co-authored by Professor Alain Pinsonneault examines the growing popularity of healthcare virtual support communities (HVSCs) as a means of complementing/supplementing face-to-face support.
The study’s findings reveal ways that virtual support community designers and healthcare organisations can optimize such platforms for effective social support exchanges.
Authors: Warut Khern-am-nuai, Karthik Kannan, Hossein Ghasemkhani
Publication: Information Systems Research, Forthcoming
Firms have considered various forms of incentives for writing reviews, including the use of extrinsic rewards to attract reviewers. Building on this literature, we study the implications of monetary incentives on online reviews in the context of a natural experiment, where one review platform suddenly began offering monetary incentives for writing reviews. We refer to this as the treated platform. Along with data from Amazon.com and using the difference-in-differences approach, we compare the quantity and quality of reviews before and after rewards were introduced in the treated platform. We find that reviews are significantly more positive but that the quality decreases. Taking advantage of the panel data, we also evaluate the effect of rewards on existing reviewers. We find that their level of participation after monetary incentives decreases but not their quality of participation. Last, even though the platform enjoys an increase in the number of new reviewers, disproportionately more reviews appear to be written for highly rated products.
Read abstract: Information Systems Research
Authors: Divinus Oppong-Tawiah, Jane Webster, Sandy Staples, Ann-Frances Cameron, Ana Ortiz de Guinea, Tam Y. Hung
Publication: Journal of Business Research, Forthcoming
The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomed its new cohort of PhD students at a lunch reception in September organized by the Desautels Doctorate Student Society (DDSS).
This year’s cohort totals 65 students (26 women, 39 men) who originate from 16 countries across the world.
Meet the 2018 incoming PhD cohort
Ten years ago, leadership from the Desautels Faculty of Management and HEC Montréal took up the ambitious challenge of joining forces to launch the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Take a look back on how the EMBA program has evolved and the strides made since its founding.
Over summer 2018, Professor Samer Faraj received six recognitions for the excellence of his completed and forthcoming research.
In recognition of his published research with students and collaborators, Professor Faraj was presented with the following:
Congratulations to Alain Pinsonneault, Professor in Information Systems, awarded the 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant “The impact of explorative and exploitive use of information technology on individual performance”.
Congratulations to Jui Ramaprasad, Associate Professor of Information Systems, and Alain Pinsonneault, Professor of Information Systems, awarded the 2018 SSHRC Insight Grant “Examining Value Creation in the Digital Economy: A Platform Engagement Perspective”.
Karla Sayegh, PhD Student in Strategy & Organization, received the best student paper award for her thesis work at the 11th International Organizational Behaviour in Health Care (OBHC) Conference held in Montreal from May 13 –16, 2018.
Assistant Professor in Information Systems Kartik Ganju's paper "The Spillover Effects of Health IT Investments on Regional Healthcare Costs," with co-authors Hilal Atasoy and Pei-yu Chen was selected by the Managing Editor of Management Science as one of the Featured Articles for the June 2018 issue.