Economics and Value of IS

 

Track Chairs

Roman Beck, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Balaji Rajagopalan, Penn State University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Beck Balaj
   

 

There is growing evidence that the nature of work is changing because of the application of infor-mation technology (IT) and, more broadly, the use of information and technology in economy. Value generation, which for a long time has been organized within firms as a result of organizational decisions and actions, is changing in ways that challenges institutions such as firms or even markets. In this regard, IT is driving and shaping new organizations and institutions rather than the other way around. In particular, new patterns of digitally mediated collaboration engender changes in the geographic distribution of work, while new forms of digitally mediated contracting make short hold-time collaborations a viable alternative to earlier models of long-term employment.

In 1937, Ronald Coase formulated the legitimacy for firms as the locus of value generation and market as the place where the generated values can the traded or sourced. While he spent quite a lot of effort theorizing about markets and firms, his successors realized that there is a hybrid form between markets and firms as sourcing mechanisms, where value is generated but where properties and responsibilities are less clearly distributed. With the advancements in IT, which have reduced the coordination complexity and the ability to collaborate with other market participants, it became more and more attractive to replace traditional sourcing solutions. This has not only resulted in new business models but has also created a completely new network or sharing economy which is signif-icantly different from what Coase and others had in mind when theorizing about markets or firms. In many ways, we are witnessing a transformation from the nature of the firm and markets towards the nature of human enterprises, where an individual human being acts as an enterprise and where the locus of value generation is shifting from the organization to the IT-enabled knowledge worker. Building upon this, we invite submissions having a microeconomic, macroeconomic or an institutional economics perspective, as well as game theory and behavioral economics

The economics and value of information systems (IS) track considers various issues related to IS and IT including economics of information goods, platforms, data analytics, social media manage-ment, and mobile services and their impact on institutions such as organizations, industries, economies, or societies. The common element across all manuscripts is that they are expected to illustrate how IS and IT is driving, accelerating or shaping institutional changes in a Schumpeterian way thereby disrupting old business models and industries while creating new ones.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Economics of service networks
  • Creation and distribution of value in sharing economics
  • Management and economics of crypto currencies
  • Economic value generation in social networks and virtual communities
  • Predictive modeling in economics of IS
  • Economics of open innovation and value co-creation
  • Economics of crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and crowdlending
  • Economics of inter-organizational information and knowledge creation and sharing
  • Economics of information goods and digital markets

 

Associate Editors

Hemant Bhargava, University of California at Davis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jianqing Chen, University of Texas at Dallas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lior Fink, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kai Fischbach, University of Bamberg, kai.fischbach@uni-bamberg
Xianjun Geng, University of Texas at Dallas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bin Gu, Arizona State Universty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Zhiling Guo, Singapore Management University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sangpil Han, City University of Hong Kong, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thomas Huber, University of Bern, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jiban Khuntia, University of Colorado Denver, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Nikolaos Korfiatis, University of East Anglia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dennis Kundisch, University of Paderborn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mei Lin, Singapore Management University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dan Ma, Singapore Management University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wolfgang Maaß, University of Saarbrucken, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunil Mithas, University of Maryland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shin Namchul, Pace University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jui Ramaprasad, McGill University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adam Saunders, University of British Columbia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Detlef Schoder, University of Cologne, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Andreas Schroeder, Aston University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Mellon University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Suresh Siva Ram Malla, University of Arkansas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ali Tafti, University of Illinois at Chicago, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Siva Viswanathan, University of Maryland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
D.J. Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chen Zhang, University of Memphis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steffen Zimmermann, University of Innsbruck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

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