ECIS 2017 Track – Openness and IT

Description

Over the past 15 years, “open” phenomena enabled by information technology (IT) have received increased interest from information systems (IS) researchers. Such interest on the topic of openness and IT can be seen in many dedicated conferences, conference tracks, journal special issues, workshops and in the recent formation of an AIS Special Interest Group on Open Research and Practice (AIS SIGOPEN). We understand IT-enabled openness broadly in terms of accessibility of knowledge, technology, and other resources; the transparency of action; the permeability of organisational structures; and the inclusiveness of participation. Openness manifests through various economic, legal, organisational, social and technological systems.

The variety and complexity of IT-enabled open phenomena present a wide range of intellectual challenges. Thus, we invite applied, empirical and theoretical research papers that will significantly contribute to our scholarly understanding of openness and IT. We are interested in manifestations and antecedents of IT-enabled openness, and, most critically, in the impacts of openness on individuals, organizations, societies and technology. We welcome and encourage submissions from researchers using diverse epistemological and methodological approaches. Topics of interest to the track include but are not limited to:

  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Collaborative consumption and sharing economy
  • Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.
  • Open access and science
  • Open cultures and societies (e.g., DIY, hacker/maker)
  • Open APIs and data
  • Open ecosystems, platforms and other open economic systems
  • Open innovation and business models
  • Open source software and hardware
  • Peer production
  • “Openness” as an abstract concept (e.g., frameworks for and theories of openness)

Session Times and Papers

June 9th | 11:30 – 13:00

Room: S2 | Session Chair: Lorraine Morgan (NUI Galway, Ireland)

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF SOCIAL PRESENCE IN CROWDFUNDING: EVIDENCE FROM LEADING U.S. AND GERMAN PLATFORMS
Maximilian Raab, Thomas Friedrich, Sebastian Schlauderer, Sven Overhage

A FRAMEWORK FOR THE NOTION OF ‘UTILITY’ IN THE LANDSCAPE OF CROWDFUNDING
Jascha-Alexander Koch

COMPETITIVE MARKET INNOVATION CONTESTS AND SOCIAL CAPITAL: DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED, OR INHERENTLY LINKED?
Stephen Treacy, Joseph Feller, Brian O’Flaherty, Tadhg Nagle

June 10th | 9:00 – 10:00

Room: PA | Session Chair: Lorraine Morgan (NUI Galway, Ireland)

HOW ESTABLISHED COMPANIES LEVERAGE IT PLATFORMS FOR VALUE CO-CREATION – INSIGHTS FROM BANKING
Maximilian Schreieck, Manuel Wiesche

DESIGN OF A DECENTRALIZED PEER-TO-PEER REVIEWING AND PUBLISHING MARKET
Christian Janze