It is about that Time…Congratulations to all UW iSchool Graduates

100_227211Congratulations to an excellent cohort of students who will receive their degrees next week. I have certainly enjoyed getting to know each of you. I especially want to thank the following students who have collaborated with me on various research projects during their time at the University of Washington Information School.

  • Modeling Effective Response Strategies for Terrorist Networks: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach, Jared P. Keller
  • Managing IT Organizations during an Economic Slowdown, Sathappan Thiagarajan and Subramaniam Ramasubramanian
  • Managing Large-Scale Technology Projects: Insights from the Film Industry, Elizabeth Samantha T. Dichupa, Meredith T. Slane, Jongmin Timothy Moon
  • On Information Management, Environmental Sustainability, and Cradle to Cradle Mentalities, Peter Ellis
  • I wish all of you continued success in all your professional and personal endeavors.

    On Information Management, Environmental Sustainability, and Cradle to Cradle Mentalities

    default_coverPeter Ellis (http://www.petercellis.com/), a graduate student at the University of Washington Information School,  and I have authored a new paper on Green IT. The paper, “On Information Management, Environmental Sustainability, and Cradle to Cradle Mentalities”, has been accepted for publication at Business Information Review.

    Abstract:
    Attempting to merge the topics of environmental sustainability and information management, this paper works towards defining both fields and constructing a viable framework that creates a strong relationship between the two topics. Reviewing literature on information management and environmental sustainability, this paper argues that the two topics must become inseparable – the work in one discipline must inform and advance the other. The need to do so is further underscored by the evolving nature of both disciplines.

    Paper accepted at 4th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 09)

    I have a paper accepted at the 4th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 09). The paper, Towards a Knowledge Needs-Technology Fit Model for Knowledge Management Systems, is co-authored with Peter Baloh (University of Ljubljana). This paper is based on Peter’s dissertation. I continue to have the honor to serve as the chair of his dissertation committee.

    Abstract
    The goal of this paper is twofold. The first goal is to provide an illustrative example of design science research, from the crafting of a research question to the execution of the research. As such, it satisfies the academic reader and practitioner who will benefit from seeing how design science research guidelines, as proposed by Hevner et al. (2004), can be rigorously followed in a practically relevant setting. The second goal is to provide a methodological contribution to the design science area by arguing for the need to add an exploratory step in the ‘build’ phase of a new design science artifact. This paper thus adds to the Hevner et al. (2004) guidelines by explicitly calling for an exploratory empirical study before actually going into the evaluation phase of design science study.

    A New Work Force Wave: Managing Millennials (See beyond the stereotypes of the ‘Me Generation’ to harness creativity)

    I was recently interviewed for an article on innovation by Colin Simpson of the Bellingham Business Journal. To retrieve the article, please click here [LINK]. As I continue to study innovation practices in high-technology organizations, I continue to be amazed by the innovative capacities of the ‘Me Generation’….