Wednesday, May 20th, Prof. Dr. Mike Gallivan,  Associate Professor in the CIS Department, Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, will present the research seminar entitled:



An Analysis of Coauthorship Antecedents,

Trends, and Outcomes in Business Research


This study examines coauthorship patterns in scholarly research.  Formally labeled as the study of «scientific collaboration» in other social science and «hard sciences,» we examine both the longitudinal evidence for changes in the frequency of coauthorship, as well as factors that influence researchers’ specific choices of coauthors (including personal factors such as same gender and same PhD training institution). We also examine specific outcomes that have been identified as resulting from coauthored research – such as a larger number of citations and longer (page) length of articles. We use a sample of five leading, international scholarly journals from the information systems (IS) field to test of our hypotheses – in essence, replicating many of these hypotheses that were previously investigated in related business disciplines such as Finance and Economics. We found support for nearly all our hypotheses.  However, we found an unusual result regarding the relationship between number of coauthors and number of citations in several top journals – with the number of coauthors positively related to number of citations in MIS Quarterly and European Journal of IS, but inversely-related in Information Systems Research.  Through several post hoc analyses (including controlling for the type of research study and the authors’ home countries), we explore the reasons why studies with more coauthors are cited more often in MIS Quarterly and European Journal of IS, but less frequently-cited in ISR. 


This talk is based on a manuscript that has been submitted to a special issue of Journal of AIS on the topic of Social Network Analysis. It is in the process of being revised-and-resubmitted. 


The seminar will be held in Maria de Molina 7, room D301 , at 15:00.


Please confirm your attendance to Tertulias@ie.edu


If you would like to meet with Prof. Dr. Mike Gallivan, please contact Prof. Gregory Truman (gregory.truman@ie.edu).


Mike Gallivan is Associate Professor in the CIS Department, Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He holds a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and both MBA and Master’s in Health Admin­istration degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.  Prior to starting his PhD, he worked for Andersen Consulting in San Francisco for 3 years. 

Mike’s research focuses on individual and organizational factors that influence implementation of technology innovations among managers, IT professionals, and other knowledge workers. He is also interested in interorganizational alliances supported by IT, IT offshore outsourcing (especially in China), managing distributed teams, and innovative methods for IS research, including event study analysis, meta-analysis, social network analysis, and structural equation modeling.


Mike serves as Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, and Information, Technology & People, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Information Technology. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information and Organization, Journal of AIS, Information Systems Journal, Information, Technology & People, Database for Advances in IS, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 


Mike is active with ACM SIGADIT and ACM Special Interest Group on MIS (having served as General Conference Chair for SIG MIS in 2005, and will again serve as General Conference Chair in 2010, when the conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada). He also served the Academy of Management OCIS Division as CIO from 2007-2008.


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