TISM Faculty Take Best Paper at ICIS

ICIS 2012Department of Media and Informationfaculty members Wietske van Osch and Constantinos Coursaris received the Best Paper Award at the 2012 International Conference on Information Systems.

Their co-authored paper, "The Duality of Social Media: Structuration and Socialization through Organizational Communicative Action, examines the complex use of social media in organizations, including its use in organizational communication structures.

In addition to the Best Paper Award, van Osch also received the First Runner-Up Doctoral Dissertation Award for her paper on Generative Collectives, with the ICIS's Chair of the awards committee describing her dissertation as "unique, highly unusual, and a pleasure to read.

The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which has over 4,000 members worldwide. The ICIS is the most prestigious gathering of academics and practitioners in the information systems discipline, with over 1,000 Information Systems academic professions participating in the conference program each year.

Wietske van Osch received her Ph.D. in Information Systems at the University of Amsterdam. Wietske holds a Bachelor of Science in Culture, Organization and Management from the VU University of Amsterdam and a Master of Science in Organization Science from the VU University of Amsterdam/Copenhagen Business School. Her current research interests lie in online communities, social media, sociomateriality and affordances.

Constantinos Coursaris is an Assistant Professor with the Departments of Media and Informationand Advertising and Public Relations at Michigan State University. He holds a B.Eng. in Aerospace from Carleton University, an M.B.A. in e-Business and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He is an expert in human-computer interaction (HCI), web usability, social media and marketing.

Read the full abstract and download the paper in the SIGHCI 2012 Proceedings.

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