Revisit: IT and Innovation


Information Technology and Innovation, Special issue of MIS Quarterly; Deadline 30 Sep 2014

Call for Papers: MIS Quarterly Special Issue on Information Technology and Innovation

Special Issue Editors

Satish Nambisan, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (
Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University (
Ann Majchrzak, University of Southern California (
Michael Song, University of Missouri–Kansas City (

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014


Note: The Special Issue editors have prepared a document describing in detail the preferred focus and possible topics for the special issue. It can be accessed as a pdf file here:

Scope and Focus of the Special Issue

The objective of this special issue is to provide a forum for IS and other business scholars to engage in an important dialogue on IT and innovation and to contribute to the development of cumulative knowledge in this pivotal area. We welcome research that focuses on:

·         Applying existing/emergent IS theoretical perspectives to inform on how the infusion of IT reshapes innovation ecosystems, processes, models, platforms/architectures, and outcomes

·         Proposing conceptual frameworks that integrate IS concepts and other business concepts to develop a fine-grained understanding of product–service innovation

·         Empirically establishing the role and value of IT in product–service innovation, business model innovation, and management innovation—as an operand resource (i.e., as an enabler) as well as an operant resource (i.e., as a trigger)

·         Theories and models that better integrate the simultaneous use of IT as an operand and operant resource

·         Temporal and spatial analyses of innovation processes where IT radically transforms either or both of these dimensions

Special Issue Editors

Satish Nambisan, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (