Track 5: Adoption, Usage and Impact of IS

This track focuses on the entire process from investment into information systems (IS) resources to usage of IS and the eventual impact of this process (i.e. process steps) as well as the respective IS on individuals, groups, organizations, and society in large.  Today, there is still a considerable amount of IS failure. Individuals, groups, organizations or societies invest into IS resources but do not achieve the desired impact or the associated costs are unsatisfactorily high. In parallel, many of the potentials of IS are not exhausted. Individuals or organizations do not invest into IS, although they may greatly benefit from such investments. Although, much research has been done in understanding the sources of successes and failures of IS, there are various open questions. We seek papers that identify such white fields in the  area of “Adoption, Usage and Impact of IS”. The papers solicited shall make obvious contributions to our base of knowledge in this important area. Selected papers that meet these requirements will be invited to submit extended versions to the international IS journal “The DATA BASE of Advances in Information Systems”.  The following list of themes provides examples of topics of interests.


  • Adoption of IS
  • Diffusion of IS
  • Neuro IS
  • Efficiency and Effectiveness of IS
  • Strategic Impact of IS
  • IS Costs
  • Impact of IS on Society
  • Strategic Alignment of IS
  • IS Implementation and Post Implementation
  • IS and Cognition
  • IS and Culture
  • Social and Organizational Aspects of IS
  • IS for Special Groups, e.g. Elderly, Children, Male-Female
  • Digital Divide and Inclusion
  • Information Value and Behavior

Track Chairs

Associate Editors

  • Roman Beck, Goethe University, Germany
  • Paola Bielli, University of Bocconi, Italy
  • Mike Gallivan, Georgia State University, USA
  • Oliver Hinz, Goethe University, Germany
  • Jan Marco Leimeister, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Yan Li, ESSEC Business School, France
  • Thomas Myrach, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Nancy Pouloudi,  Athens University of Economics and Business , Greece
  • René Riedl, University of Linz,  Austria
  • Andrew Schwarz, Louisiana State University, USA
  • Jason Thatcher, Clemson University, USA
  • Tim Weitzel, University of Bamberg, Germany
  • Norman Johnson, University of Houston, USA