Human Capital in Information Systems (SIGLEAD)


Track Chairs:

James Denford (contact), Royal Military College of Canada,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Greg Dawson, Arizona State University,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Track Description:

The Human Capital in IS is aimed at fostering a forum for IS scholars engaging in a range of human capital related research including IS leadership, professional services and career development/training.  Specific objectives of the track are to allow members to share their research, engage in exchange of perspectives, and encourage future collaborations. The track is sponsored by the AIS Special Interest Group on IS Leadership (SIGLead) with this track forming an expansion of a theme on IS Leadership that has been hosted at AMCIS from 2003 through 2012.

Though articles on human capital abound in the practitioner press, much less attention has been devoted to the topic from an academic perspective. IS professionals – whether leaders at the CIO level, IS project and line staff or external professional service providers – are the human dimension of the discipline and therefore issues surrounding IS practice are of enduring concern to IS academics and practitioners alike. Mini-tracks will be sought to cover the range of the track interest and authors will be encouraged to submit both conceptual and empirical papers that employ a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

Minitracks:

IS Leadership Development

Jennifer E Gerow, Virginia Military Institute, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ahmad Alibabaei, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

The IS Leadership Development mini-track in Human Capital in IS is aimed at fostering a forum for IS scholars engaged in IS Leadership Development research to share their research, engage in exchange of perspectives, and encourage future collaborations. IS Leadership Development is broadly defined to include research on IS leaders such as CIOs and CTOs, including their roles and careers. This proposed mini-track would be sponsored by the AIS Special Interest Group on IS Leadership (SIGLead).

Though articles on IS Leadership Development abound in the practitioner press, much less attention has been devoted to the topic from an academic perspective. IS Leadership Development sets directions, creates commitment, and adapts the IS unit to fit a changing environment. It is, thus, an enduring concern to IS academics and practitioners alike. It is an issue that should face organizations for many years because leadership has been a persistent concern of all societies and organizations. The mini-track seeks to explore the various dimensions, theoretical bases, and perspectives on IS Leadership Development and to advance the state of scholarship on the issue. Authors are encouraged to submit both conceptual and empirical papers that employ a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

The State of Computing Professionals:  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Cindy K Riemenschneider, Baylor University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deborah J. Armstrong, Florida State University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

This minitrack seeks groundbreaking research regarding emerging issues facing the computing workforce, talent management, career streams, professional development, and work-family balance of IS professionals (both technical and managerial), as well as ethical, societal, and legal issues related to managing computing professionals. This minitrack covers issues relating to computing professionals and human capital at any level of analysis including individual, department or workgroup, and industry level. Those studies which develop new theory or extend extant theory on issues such as the stigma associated with the computing profession or the professional identity of computing professionals are example papers one might expect in this minitrack. Additionally research on attracting students to the computing professions, global talent management, and developing a more diverse computing workforce are also welcomed. Furthermore, all methodologies and research paradigms that focus on computing-related personnel are appropriate for submission to this minitrack.

Suggested Topics:

Legal, Societal, and Ethical Issues Related to Human Computing Resources
Needs, Interests and Abilities of Computing Professionals
Attracting Students to the Computing Professions
Emerging Issues facing the Computing Workforce
Work-life Balance
Training
Professional Services
IS Consulting
User- relations