IS Development and Project Management

Track Chairs

Gwanhoo Lee

American University

Cecil Chua

University of Auckland

Julia Kotlarsky 

Aston Business School


New and pervasive technologies like mobile apps and IoT (Internet of Things) systems mean the diversity of IS development types has exploded like never before.  IS development has become ever more important to the success of virtually all businesses and organizations. At the same time, complexity and dynamism of large-scale enterprise systems development creates daunting challenges for IS developers and project managers. Although prior research has significantly improved our understanding of IS development and project management and informed practitioners, mission critical systems still often fail, as evidenced by the recent devastating failure of, the portal website of the U.S. Affordable Care Act. New software development approaches combined with diverse software platforms and application environments that often operate in dispersed and increasingly global organizational settings create new challenges for managing IS projects, demanding research that further advances theory and practice in the area. Furthermore, IS developers and project managers need to address major user concerns, among them privacy and cybersecurity when designing and implementing systems.

This track welcomes papers that improve our understanding of the dynamic and complex nature of IS development and project management. We are especially interested in papers that advance theory and practice for emerging contexts such as mobile apps and IoT systems, and dispersed organizational settings where IS development and project management often take place. We welcome all types of research, including empirical, conceptual, and simulation-based studies that address social and technical aspects of IS development and project management on organizational, group and individual levels.

Topics of Interest

Submissions could include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Agile approach to IS development
  • Managing open source software development
  • Managing mobile apps development
  • IS development for IoT systems
  • Managing distributed IS projects and teams
  • Sourcing of IS projects, including outsourcing, offshoring, nearshoring, and crowdsourcing
  • Ambidexterity in IS development and project management
  • Coordination and control in IS projects
  • Managing organizational change associated with IS projects
  • Risk management and governance in IS projects
  • IS project management capabilities, competence, and maturity
  • Leadership issues and politics in IS project management
  • Privacy and security issues in IS development
  • Regulation and compliance issues in IS development
  • Socio-technical aspects of IS development and project management

Associate Editors

  • Benoit Aubert, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Andrew Burton-Jones, University of Queensland
  • Erran Carmel, American University
  • Roger Chiang, University of Cincinnati
  • Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University
  • William DeLone, American University
  • Antonio Diaz, Auckland University of Technology
  • Jens Dibbern, University of Bern
  • J. Alberto Espinosa, American University
  • Irit Hadar, University of Haifa
  • Forough Karimi-Alaghehband, HEC Montréal
  • Rajiv Kohli, College of William and Mary
  • One-ki (Daniel) Lee, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Eleni Lioliou, Loughborough University
  • Gloria Liu, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Magnus Mähring, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Alanah Mitchell, Drake University
  • Dorit Nevo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stacie Petter, Baylor University
  • Koti Rao, Northern Illinois University
  • Suzanne Rivard, HEC Montréal
  • Saonee Sarker, University of Virginia
  • Harminder Singh, Auckland University of Technology
  • Paolo Spagnoletti, LUISS Guido Carli University
  • Monideepa Tarafdar, Lancaster University
  • Martin Wiener, Bentley University
  • Weidong Xia, Florida International University