Maryland iSchool Assistant Professor Ping Wang Receives Best Paper Award


College Park, MD (10/14/10)--The Academy of Management’s Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division recognized University of Maryland iSchool Assistant Professor Ping Wang, along with Portland State University’s Neil C. Ramiller, with its Best Published Paper Award at the Academy’s Annual Meeting in Montreal on August 9, 2010. Wang and Ramiller were recognized for their paper, “Community Learning in Information Technology Innovations,” which originally appeared in MIS Quarterly in December 2009. This award is presented annually to the best research paper authored or co-authored by an OCIS member and published during the previous year. The winning paper is judged on its potential to have significant impact on the study and understanding of organizations, communications, and information systems.


Wang and Ramiller’s paper uses an analysis of public discourse around enterprise resource planning to demonstrate the reciprocal relationship between community and organizational learning in information technology innovation. From this evidence, they propose a model of the learning cycle that draws on community-level theory and complements existing literature on IT innovation and learning.


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