Research Overview


The MISRC is the showcase for the research activities of the faculty and doctoral students of the Information and Decision Sciences (IDSc) department, and its research projects, and visiting faculty and research associates. The research is aimed at creating new managerial knowledge involving the application of information systems and information technologies to form the core strategic, operational, and infrastructure capabilities of firms and markets. Link to Research SOBACO

Research Examples
Research Papers to accompany

One-Way Mirrors and Weak-Signaling in Online Dating: A Randomized Field Experiment

Do Your Online Friends Make You Pay? A Randomized Field Experiment in an Online Music Social Network

Tweets from Justin Bieber's Heart: The Dynamics of the "Location" Field in User Profiles

Building Member Attachment in Online Communities: Applying Theories of Group Identity and Interpersonal Bonds

Trust, Reciprocity and the Strength of Ties in Online Social Networks

Expertise and Collaboration in the Geographically Dispersed Organization

Television Advertising and Online Search

The MISRC's primary activities involve the MISRC Working Paper Series, recurring topical Research Symposia, Friday Research Workshops, and Research Projects that reflect the primary interests and capabilities of the IDSc faculty in research.

The IDSc Department and faculty research covers a number of different research areas, including:

  • Technology-focused, technical, and design science research;
  • Information, decision making, and decision sciences-related research;
  • Economics of IS and IT and electronic commerce, and management science research involving technology and the various academic disciplines represented in schools of management;
  • Strategy and technology, organizational issues, and behavioral IS research.

Taken together, these research areas are representative of the strategic directions of the IDSc Department in its research and its teaching: IS TIES -- for Technology, Information, Economics, and Strategy. This strategy is intended to articulate a vision for the department's key activities. They are related to IS and IT first, but also tie into the various academic disciplines represented in schools of management and industry. This strategy is also intended to distinguish and build upon the areas of the faculty's high competency in research.

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