Submitted on 12/13/2017

The International Conference on Information Systems, best known as ICIS, took place at an exotic place this time, in Seoul. From Dec. 10th - 13th, participants were invited to join several events under the general theme "Transforming Society with Digital Innovation".

DCR-members Heinz-Theo Wagner and Sarah Stanske set off to South Korea to present their research results.

While Wagner presented his paper "The Impact of Digital Innovation on Path-Dependent Decision-Making: The Mediating Role of Risk Propensity and Opportunity-Threat Perception", Sarah joined a two-day workshop, where she collaborated with Karlheinz Kautz (RMIT Melbourne), an experienced scholar having already widely published in top-tier journals in the field of information systems, and presented a short paper at the end of the workshop. The paper focuses on platformization and the achieving of legitimacy of a digital innovation. With the help of their mentor Nick Berente (University of Georgia) they developed the concept of a “virtuous circle” and depicted the interplay between internal and external legitimacy.

After presenting their paper to a panel of experienced editors of major IS journals, the team was ranked 5th out of 15. Because of this success and the editors’ confidence in the project, Karl and Sarah will continue in collaborating and will develop the paper further in order to submit it to a journal within the next year.

Thanks to this success, the doctoral program gained international visibility as Sarah was subsequently invited to the prestigious CBS reception on the next day, during which she could make more connections to some of the most respective universities in the field of information systems.

The DCR program would like to thank the ICIS community for their support. Special thanks go to Nick Berente who organized this workshop and provided many scholars the opportunity to find new collaborators and to start exciting new projects.