The 2014 Annual Meeting will be held November 22 - 25 in Tampa, Florida, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside.
The theme of the conference is Technology and the Rapidly Changing Global Business Landscape: How the Heightened Pace of Technological Innovation Is Driving Change in Business and Business Educational Paradigms. What we take for granted now—Web 2.0, Twitter, Facebook, iPads and tablets, crowdsourcing,
m-commerce, MOOCs, DNA
sequencing, nanotechnology applications—existed only in the imagination of a few visionaries
four decades ago.
DSI turns 45 in 2014. Over these last four decades we have witnessed an increasingly rapid pace of technological innovations. The technology that we now take for granted once existed only in the imagination of a few visionaries. Today's technological innovations, with many more to come, are transforming business models and business education—and these changes are not confined to the world of business (think "Arab Spring").
Against this backdrop, it seems apropos for us to not only reflect on the Institute's past but also to begin envisioning the Institute's future. What are the opportunities, challenges, and implications of the technologies already here or on the horizon . . . for DSI, individuals, creators and transmitters of knowledge, organizational leaders, and policy makers? The theme of the 2014 Annual Meeting of DSI, Technology and the Rapidly Changing Global Business Landscape, aims to stimulate conversations around this broad question. We invite you to join this conversation by submitting your research for presentation, as well ideas for workshops and panels.
And, by the way, we hope to continue making a number of changes to the conference—from the research tracks we will have (e.g., social media, privacy and security, etc.) to the types of research presentations we will cultivate (e.g., research into how business students learn, research into how to deliver and assess business curriculum, etc.) to the professional development sessions that keep us refreshed and energized (e.g., mid-career faculty
consortium, writing a great teaching case workshop, how to publish in DSJ and DSJIE workshops). These changes, we believe, will resonate with DSI members.
More details will be forthcoming in the coming months on the conference website:
dsi-tampa2014.org. So, please check back often, hold the dates, and make
plans to join us at the Tampa Marriott Waterside for these sure-to-be-interesting conversations.
Program Chair M. Johnny Rungtusanatham
The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
The January 2014 issue of Decision Line includes news on the latest DSI activities and the following feature articles:
President's Letter. "Baltimore Conference a Great Success," by Maling Ebrahimpour, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
From the Editor. Decision Line Editor Maling Ebrahimpour provides an overview of 44(5) feature articles. [read more]
DSI Election Special Issue. The two candidates for the position of DSI president-elect, Manoj Malhotra, University of South Carolina, and Morgan Swink, Texas Christian University, provide their vision statements.
Doctoral Student Affairs. "How to Be a Good Dissertation Advisor," by Varun Grover, Clemson University, and Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University.
What distinguishes a good advisor from a bad one? The authors offer 10 basic guidelines for advisors in managing their doctoral students well. [read more]
In the Classroom. "Teaching Big Data: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions," by Betsy Page Sigman, William Garr, Robert Pongsajapan, Marie Selvanadin, Kristin Bolling, and Greg Marsh, Georgetown University.
The authors discern what constitutes Big Data, the tools that have arisen to analyze it, and make a case for Big Data education. [read more]
Ecommerce. "Born Free: How the Origins and Advancement of Open-Source Software through Sharing Will Uphold the Values of Free Software," by Matt Germonprez, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Julie E. Kendall and Kenneth E. Kendall, Rutgers University; Brett Young, Georgia Gwinnett College.
The authors review the types of free software and what it means in today's world. [read more]
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Call for Papers (p. 21-22).
2014 Program Chair's message and Annual Meeting section.
2013 Annual Meeting Wrap-Up and Awards.
Volume 44, Issue 4, Pages 615-812. bmi - bmii. August 2013
The latest issue of Decision Sciences in now available on Wiley Online Library.
IN THIS ISSUE (pages 615-618)
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12037
Learning and Open Source Software License Choice (pages 619-643)
Gang Peng, Jifeng Mu and C. Anthony Di Benedetto
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12036
Capacity Investment and Product Line Decisions of a Multiproduct Leader and a Focus Strategy Entrant (pages 645-678)
H. Müge Yayla-Küllü
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12035
Transaction-Specific Investments, Relational Norms, and ERP Customer Satisfaction: A Mediation Analysis (pages 679-711)
Fujun Lai, Xiaolin Li and Vincent S. Lai
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12033
The Effects of Strategic and Structural Supply Chain Orientation on Operational and Customer-Focused Performance (pages 713-753)
Pankaj C. Patel, Arash Azadegan and Lisa M. Ellram
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12034
Understanding Drivers of Risk-Adjusted Performance for Service Firms with International Operations (pages 755-783)
B. Elango, Srinivas (Sri) Talluri and G. Tomas M. Hult
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12032
Channel Structure Design for Complementary Products under a Co-Opetitive Environment (pages 785-796)
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12031
Guidelines for Improving the Power Values of Statistical Tests for Nonresponse Bias Assessment in OM Research (pages 797-812)
Toyin Clottey and W. C. Benton Jr.
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12030
Articles Forthcoming in Future Issues (pages bmi-bmii)
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/deci.12047
Call for Papers
The Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) is soliciting submissions for two special issues:
"Rethinkng Undergraduate Business Education: In the Classroom and Beyond"
(submission deadline June 1, 2014)
"Educational Innovation and Reform in the Decision Sciences Using Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Practices"
(submission deadline August 1, 2014).
For more details visit www.dsjie.org.