AIS 7410

IS Seminar - Spring 2001


Class Readings
Other Syllabi


Week 1 Introduction Week 2 IS Effectiveness Week 3 Media Richness and E Learning Week 4 Organizational Issues Week 5 Technology Acceptance
Week 6 Value of IT Week 7 Value of IT Week 8 Organizational issues Week 9 Database - Accounting Week 10 Knowledge Management from an Organizational Perspective
Week 11 Data Mining Week 12 Decision Aids Week 13 Decision Aids Week 14 - Final Topic Analyses Extra Week - Ethics and Security


Class Readings:

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Effectiveness and Value of IS

Delone, W.H. and E.R. McLean. 1992. Information systems success: The quest for the dependent variable. Information Systems Research. (March): 60-95.

Hitt, L.M. and E. Brynjolfsson. 1996. Productivity, Business Profitability, and Consumer Surplus: Three Different Measures of Technology Value. MIS Quarterly. (June): 121-142

Ryan, S.D. and D. A. Harrison. 2000. Considering Social Subsystem Costs and Benefits in Information TEchnology Investment Decisions: A View from the Field on Anticipated Payoffs. Journal of Mangement Information Systmes. Spring. 11-40.

Watson, R.T., L. F. Pitt, and C. B. Kavan. 1998.Measuring Information Systems Service Quality: Lessons From Two Longitudinal Case Studies. MISQ. March 61-72.

Week 3: Media Richness and E Learning

Daft, R. L. And Lengel, R. H. (1986) Organizational information requirements, media richness and structural design, Management Science, 32, 5, pp.554-571

Dennis, A. R. and S. T.Kinney, Testing media richness theory in the new media: the effects of cues, feedback, and task equivocality, Information
Systems Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, Sept. 1998, pp. 256 274

Alavi, M., B. Wheeler, J.S. Valacich. 1995. Using IT to Reengineer Education: An Exploratory Investigation of Collaborative Telelearning. MISQ.

Piccoli, G., R. Ahmad, and B. Ives. 2001. Web-based virtual learning environments: A research framework and a preliminary assessment of effectiveness in basic IT skills training. MISQ. pp. 401-426.

Week 4: Organization Issues and IT Value

Burkhardt, M.E. 1994. Social interaction effects following a technological change: A longitudinal investigation, AMJ, 37(4), August.M. Lynne Markus and Daniel

Markus and Robey 1988. Information Technology and Organizational Change: Causal Structure in theory and Research, Management Science, Vol 34 No 5, May

Bhattacherjee, Anol. 1998. Managerial Influences on Intraorganizational Information Technology Use: A Principal-Agent Model. Decision Sciences Vol 29 No 1, Winter

Starbuck, W. H. 1992. Learning by Knowledge-Intensive Firms. JMS 29:6 November

Week 5: Technology Acceptance

Taylor, S. and P. Todd. 1995. Understanding Information Technology Usage: A Test of Competing Models. Informataion Systems Research, Vol. 6, No. 3.

Lucas, H.C. Jr., and V.K. Spitler. 1999. Technology Use and Performance: A Field Study of Broker Workstations. Decision Sciences. Spring.

Davis, F.D., R.P. Bagozzi, and P.R. Warshaw. 1989. Usesr Acceptance of Computer Technology: A Comparison of Two Theortical Models. Management Science. August.

Schafer, B. and M. E. Eining. 2002. Auditor's Adoption of Technology: A Study of Domain Experts. Working Paper, University of Utah

Week 6 IT Value - External Measures

Chatterjee, D., V. J. Richardson, and R. W. Zmud. 2001. Examing the Shareholder Wealth Effects of Announcements of Newly Created CIO Positions. MIS Quarterly.

Subramani, M. and E. Walden. 2001. The Impact of E-Commerce Announcements on the Market Value of the Firm. Information Systems Research.

Jarvenpaa, S.L. and B. Ives. 1990. Information Technology and Corporate Strategy: A view from the Top. Information Systems Research.

Week 7 IT Value - Internal Decisions

Benaroch, M. and R.J.Kauffman. 1999. A Case for Using Real Options Pricing Analysis to Evaluate Information Technonology Project Investments. Information Systems Research.

Brynjolfsson, E., and L. Hitt. 1996. Paradox Lost? Firm-level evidence on the Returns to Information Systems Spending. Management Science.

Fichman, R. G. 2001. The Role of Aggregation in the Measurement of IT-Related Organizational Innovation. MIS Quarterly

Menon, N.M., B. Lee, and L. Eldenburg. 2000. Productivity of Information Systems in the Healthcare Industry. Information Systems Research.

Week 8 Organizational Issues

Orlikowski, W.J. and S. R. Barley. 2001. Technology and Institutions: What Can Research on Information Technology and Research on Organizations Learn from Each Other. MIS Quarterly. (June) pp. 145-165.

Sabherwal, R. and Y. E. Chan. 2001. Alignment Between Business and IS Strategies: A Study of Prosepectors, Analyzers, and Defenders. Information Systems Research. (March). pp. 11-33

Robey, D. and M. Boudreau. 1999. Accounting for the Contradictory Organiztional Consequences of Information Technology: Theoretical Directions and Methodological Implications. Information Systems Research (June) pp. 167-185.

Armstrong, C.P. and V. Sambamurthy. 1999. Information Technology Assimilation in Firms: The Influence of Senior Leadership and IT Infrastructures. Information Systems Research. (December). pp. 304-327.

Week 9 Database

Sorter, G. H. 1969. An "Events" Approach to Basic Accounting Theory. The Accounting Review

McCarthy, W.E., 1979 An entity-relationship view of accounting models. Accounting Review. (October ): 667-686.

McCarthy, W.E. 1982. The REA accounting model: A generalized framework for accounting systems in a shared data environment. Accounting Review. (July): 554-578.

Dunn, C.L. and W. E. McCarthy. 1997. The REA accounting model: Intellectual heritage and prospects for progress. Journal of Information Systems. (Spring): 31-52.

Week 10 Knowledge Management from an Organizational Perspective

Nonaka, I. and N. Konno. 1998. The Concept of "Ba" Building a Foundation for Knowledge Creation. California Management Review

Backround - all read

Alavi, M. and D. E. Leidner. 2001. Review: Knowledge Management and Knowledge Management Systems: Conceptual Foundations and Research Issues. MIS Quarterly.


Huber. 1990. A Theory of the Effects of Advanced Information Technologies on Organizational Design, Intelligence, and Decision Making. Academy of Management Review.


Garud, R. and P. R. Nayyar. 1994. Transformative Capacity: Continual Structuring by Intertemporal Technology Transfer. Strategic Management Journal.


Week 11 Data Mining - Articles from Paul

Week 12 Decision Aids

Vessey, I. 1991. Cognitive Fit: A Theory-Based Analysis of the Graphs Versus Tables Literature. Decision Sciences.

Background - Everyone read very thoroughly

Vessey, I. and D. Galletta. 1991. Cognitive Fit: An Empirical Study of Information Acquisition. Information Systems Research.


Dennis, A.R. and T. A. Carte. 1998. Using Geographical Information Systems for Decision Making: Extending Cognitive Fit Theory to Map-Based Presentations.


Tranctinsky, N. and J. Meyer. 1999. Chartjunk or Goldgraph? Effest of Presentation Objectives and Content Desirability on Infomraiotn Presentation. MIS Quarterly.


Week 13 Decision Aids

Brown, D.L. and M. M. Eining. 1997. Judgment and Decision Making, Part IV: Information Technology and Decision Aids. in Accounting Behavior and Research Monograph.

this is just for background

Silver, M.S. 1990. Decision Support Systems: Directed and Nondirected Change. Information Systems Research.


Todd, P. and I. Benbasat. 1991. An Experimental INvestigation of the Impact of Computer Based Decision Aids on Decision Making Strategies. Information Systems Research.


Wheeler, B.C. and J.S. Valacich. 1996. Facilitation, GSS, and Training as Sources of Process Restrictiveness and Guidance for Structured Group Decision Making: An Empirical Assessment. Information Systems Research.


Eining, M.M., D.R. Jones, and J.K. Loebbecke. 1997. Reliance on Decision Aids: An Examination of Auditors' Assessment of Management Fraud. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.

In case you are interested in Reliance Research


Extra Week: Ethical Issues

Mason, R. 1986. Four Ethical Issues of the Information Age. MIS Quarterly.

Gattiker, U.E. and H.. Kelley. 1999. Morality and Computers: Attitudes and Differences in Moral Judgments. Information Systems Research.

Gopal, R. D. and G. L. Sanders. 1998. International Software Piracy: Analysis of Key Issues and Impacts. Information Systems Research

Loch,K.D., H.C. Carr, and M.E. WArkentin. 1992. Threats to Information Systems: Today's Reality, Yesterday's Understanding. MIS Quarterly


Week 14 Final Topic Analysis