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Organizational Systems Research Association

  


 

Advancing Research in Information Technologies, Learning, and Performance

OSRA is a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association of Information Systems. SIG-OSRA promotes research and application of information and communication technology to support work processes, improve employee performance, and enhance overall organizational effectiveness in direct support of goals and strategies.


OSRA invites the participation of researchers and other professionals with an interest in integrating information and communication technologies in the workplace. Areas of interest include end-user innovation, business process redesign, project management, security, technology training and support, work group technologies, knowledge management, social media in the workplace, and technology adoption, assimilation and use. Interests span a broad range of technology and applications. Research related to curriculum issues, service learning, and other pedagogical topics—including teaching cases—is also of interest.

 

The special interest group is open to all types of research. SIG-OSRA also supports a model curriculum for end-user information systems and a long-standing peer-refereed journal, the Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal (ITLPJ.)

 


THE LATEST OSRA NEWS

 

AMCIS 2016 SIGOSRA Track

Track Chairs
Frank Ulbrich, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
Joao Porto de Albuquerque, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

The SIG-OSRA track focuses on advancing research and application of information and communication technologies in the end-user environment to support work processes, foster innovation, improve employee performance, and enhance overall organizational effectiveness in direct support of goals and strategies.

This year we invite research papers and teaching cases on topics related to integrating information and communication technologies in the workplace including leveraging end-user innovation, developing end-user oriented apps, managing business process, training and supporting end-users, managing knowledge, and coping with end-user technology adoption, assimilation, and use.

The track is open to all types of research. Best papers from the mini-tracks will be considered for submission to the Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal (ITLPJ).

We invite contributions related with, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • End-user adoption of Web 2.0 and virtual technologies (with a focus on social media and collaborative value creation in the work place)
  • End-user initiated customization of ICTs
  • End-user and open innovation
  • End-user project management
  • End-user training, support, and knowledge management in organizational systems
  • Innovation and business process management/transformation
  • Understanding and managing IS innovations in complex organizational networks and ecosystems
  • Integrating and engaging users beyond organization boundaries (e.g. crowdsourcing and open innovation)
  • Integrating technology into the workplace (with a focus on managing “bring your own device,” integrating mobile devices, organizational routines, work processes, and improving work processes and employee performance)

Mini-tracks:

  1. People, Organisations, and Boundaries in Value Creation (Lars-Olof Johansson, Jens Pöppelbuss)
  2. End-user Perspective on BPM (Frank Ulbrich)
  3. Resilient Handling of Extreme Events in End-user Environments (Marcel Morisse, Claire Ingram)
  4. User-driven IT: Consumerization, BYOD & Consumers as End-users (Paul Drews, Elizabeth A. Regan)
  5. IT Consulting as a Change Agent (Paul Drews, Andreas Drechsler)
  6. End-User Innovation and Business Process Change (Elizabeth A. Regan)

 

AMCIS 2015 SIGOSRA Track

AMCIS 2015 - End-user Information Systems, Innovation, and Organizational Change - SIGOSRA track
AMCIS 2015 - Blue Ocean Research
Puerto Rico, August 13-15, 2015

Track Description

The SIG-OSRA track focuses on advancing research and application of information and communication technologies in the end-user environment to support work processes, foster innovation, improve employee performance, and enhance overall organizational effectiveness in direct support of goals and strategies.

This year we invite research papers and teaching cases on topics related to integrating information and communication technologies in the workplace including leveraging end-user innovation, developing end-user oriented apps, managing business process, training and supporting end-users, managing knowledge, and coping with end-user technology adoption, assimilation, and use.

The track is open to all types of research. Best papers from the mini-tracks will be considered for submission to the Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal (ITLPJ).

We invite contributions related with, but not limited to, the following topics:

•       End-user adoption of Web 2.0 and virtual technologies (with a focus on social media and collaborative value creation in the work place)

•       End-user initiated customization of ICTs

•       End-user development and innovation

•       End-user engagement and project management

•       End-user training, support, and knowledge management in organizational systems

•       Innovation and business process management/transformation

•       Understanding and managing IS innovations in complex organizational networks and ecosystems

•       Integrating and engaging users beyond organization boundaries (e.g. crowdsourcing and open innovation)

Integrating technology into the workplace (with a focus on managing “bring your own device,” integrating mobile devices, organizational routines, work processes, and improving work processes and employee performance)

Track Co-Chairs

Joao Porto de Albuquerque, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, jporto@icmc.usp.br

Frank Ulbrich, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada, Frank.ulbrich@ufv.ca

ITL&PJ Call for Articles

The Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal invites submission of articles related to information and communication technologies in the end-user environment to support work processes, improve employee performance, and enhance overall organizational effectiveness in direct support of goals and strategies. We invite research papers on topics related to integrating information and communication technologies in the workplace including end-user innovation, business process redesign/management, project management, technology training and support, industry specific applications, work group technologies, knowledge management as an end-user technology, and technology adoption, assimilation and use.

The Information Technology, Learning, and Performance Journal (ITL&P) (formerly known as the Office System Research Journal that began publication in 1980) is a refereed It publishes articles related to the field of organizational and end-user information systems (OEIS) and knowledge management. Submissions may present the results of research in the discipline, deal with research methodologies and data treatment techniques, or describe research or experiences related to instruction in the discipline. For the "Making a Difference” section, manuscripts that discuss our theoretical bases or describe an innovative policy, procedure, method, technique, or practice that has potential benefit for systems professionals and/or educators and technology trainers are encouraged. We also accept reviews of current books—both academic and popular press—related to EIS. All submissions are submitted to a double blind review process. The journal has been in publication since 1980.

For more information, consult the Guidelines for Authors.


 

 

Contact: Donna Everrett

Department of Information Systems
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