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: meet2014.decisionsciences.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 October 2013 issue of Decision Line includes news on the latest DSI activities and the following feature articles:
President's Letter. "Let's Rendezvous in Baltimore," 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]
Feature Article. "Focusing on University-Wide Entrepreneurship and Using Incubators as Proving Grounds for Multidiscipliinary Collaborations," by Niranjan Pati, Rowan University.
The author calls for university-wide collaboration among disciplines believing that arts in all possible forms, education, communications, and other
soft areas must be a part of the enterprise
fabric because entrepreneurship is as
much an art as a science. [read more]
Ecommerce. "To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve): Can We Trust Our Ecommerce Recommender Systems?" by Kenneth E. Kendall, Rutger University.
How online crowd-sourced and recommender systems have changed. [read more]
Research Issues. "Preparing Students for Successful Careers: The Role of Undergraduate Research Experiences," by Elizabeth L. Ambos, Council of Undergraduate Research; and Kenneth R. Bartkus, Utah State University.
Undergraduate research in business remains under-utilized in business schools but has been shown to provide meaningful benefits. [read more]
Production/Operations Management. "Innovation Research and Knowledge: More Needed," by Danny Samson, University of Melbourne.
How much do we really know about
innovation and exactly how it manifests
in organizational settings? The author believes that the
phenomenon of innovation is not widely
understood nor is it particularly well-taught
and learned in business, engineering and
science schools. [read more]
Information Technology and Analytics. "Big Data Talent: Data Scientist versus Business Analyst versus Business User," by Coleen Wilder and Ceyhun Ozgur, Valparaiso University.
Advanced analytics is likely to become a decisive competitive asset in many industries and a core element in companies' efforts to improve performance. Are we prepared for this challenge? [read more]
In Memorium, Part II: Carol Latta.
In Memorium: Linda Sprague.
Decision Sciences Journal Update.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education Update.
2013 Program Chair's message and Annual Meeting section.
2013 DSI Annual Meeting 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
The latest issue of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (DSJIE) is now available online at: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dsji.2013.11.issue-4/issuetoc
Implementing Comprehensive Teacher Training in Business Doctoral Programs
Harvey J. Brightman and Satish Nargundkar
Triadic Relations in a Game of Pachisi
Zhaohui Wu and Thomas Y. Choi
A Prevalidation of the Product-Process Matrix
Appreciating the Complexity of Project Management Execution: Using Simulation in the Classroom
Nathan S. Hartman, Charles A. Watts, and Mark D. Treleven
Impact of Hands-On Research Experience on Students' Learning in an Introductory Management Information System Course
Yun Wu and Chetan S. Sankar
Increasing Student Interest and Engagement with Business Cases by Turning Them into Consulting Exercises
S. Sinan Erzurumlu and Keith Rollag