Economics and Value of IS

Track Chairs

Il-Horn Hann

University of Maryland Digital Innovations

Oliver Hinz

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Kai-Lung Hui

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Information systems play a pervasive role in supporting managerial decisions, designing business processes, transforming economic exchange, and enhancing organizational capabilities. In addition, they enable the creation and delivery of new products, services, and business concepts. As information systems bring about new opportunities, they also present new challenges and research problems.


This track invites theoretical and empirical submissions that leverage economic theories and methodologies and address important questions pertinent to the use of IS, the value that they create, and their impacts.  We also encourage the application of innovative research designs that will enable our community to examine key business and social issues involving information and technological innovations.  Senior executives, managers, and policy makers alike need guidance about the pathways of organizational innovation and success in the marketplace through IS, and the economic value generated by IS to firms and society.

Topics of Interest

  • Social networks and virtual communities
  • Open innovation
  • Intellectual property
  • Interorganizational information and knowledge sharing
  • Information goods and digital market places
  • Digital privacy and security
  • Cloud computing
  • Methodological challenges and opportunities
  • Industry studies

Associate Editors

  • Jorn Grahl, University of Cologne
  • Michael Scholz, University of Passau
  • Daniel Schnurr, University of Passau
  • Irina Heimbach, TU Darmstadt
  • Martin Spann, LMU Munich
  • Lukas Wiewiorra, Goethe-University of Frankfurt
  • Gal Oestreicher-Singer, Tel Aviv University
  • Shachar Reichman, Tel Aviv University
  • Shawndra Hill, Microsoft Research
  • Thomas Widjaja, University of Passau
  • Jane Feng, City University of Hong Kong
  • Zhiling Guo, Singapore Management University
  • Ke-Wei Huang, National University of Singapore
  • Khim-Yong Goh, National University of Singapore
  • Rong Zheng, HKUST
  • Jing Wang, HKUST
  • Byung-Joon Yoo, Seoul National University
  • Wei T. Yue, City University of Hong Kong
  • Wonseok Oh, KAIST
  • Verena Dorner, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology
  • Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg
  • Jan Muntermann, University of Goettingen
  • Prasanna Tambe, New York University
  • Steffen Zimmermann, University of Innsbruck
  • Bin Gu, Arizona State University
  • Xinxin Li, University of Connecticut
  • Dominik Molitor, Fordham University
  • Jianqing Chen, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Ramanath Subramanyam, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Yan Huang, University of Michigan
  • D.J. Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • De Liu, University of Minnesota
  • Ashish Agarwal, University of Texas at Austin
  • Xianjun Geng, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Siva Viswanathan, University of Maryland
  • Marius Florin Niculescu, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hemant Bhargava, UC Davis
  • Rodrigo Belo, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Vandana Ramachandran, University of Utah