August 2017 – July 2018
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems
National Science Foundation
Approximately 30 dissertation-stage doctoral students came together at the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) doctoral consortium during the 2017 Academy of Management (AOM) meeting in Atlanta for one-and-one-half days of talks and interactions with distinguished OCIS researchers. Grant funds, provided by grant #1642640 from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, supported participants travel, lodging and meals, as well as other expenses of hosting the doctoral consortium.
AOM’s annual meeting is considered the premier international conference for scholarly research in management. The OCIS division of the meeting provides a leading international forum for the presentation and discussion of research and practical issues related to the use and impact of information and communication technologies in organizations and society. The doctoral consortium has long been a successful venue for socialization of young OCIS researchers.
The feedback participants receive on their work from other students and faculty members allows them to enhance their dissertation research. Additionally, the diversity of business sub-disciplines and communities involved in the AOM meeting enables students to make connections beyond their own disciplines. Participants develop a better understanding of different research communities, which facilitates their participation in future inter-disciplinary research.