Track Co-Chairs

Zhongyun (Phil) Zhou
Associate Professor
School of Economics and Management, Tongji University





Xiao-Liang Shen
Economics and Management School, Wuhan University





Yongqiang Sun
School of Information Management, Wuhan University, China




Xiao-Ling Jin
School of Management, Shanghai University, China





Brief Introduction

This track aims to provide a forum for researchers to share their frontier research on digital enablement and digital governance. Emerging technologies and technological advancement have confronted us in our daily practice and will continue to do so in the future. Digital enablement is the process of leveraging digital technologies (e.g., social media, mobile Internet and Internet of Things, AI and big data analytics, blockchain and FinTech, cloud computing, and extended reality) to meet a targeted outcome or result. It is widely deemed as the key to success in the digital transformation of organizations and society at large. For instance, the proliferation of emerging digital technologies and new business models has significantly transformed firms into digital firms and the ways they do business into e-business. Yet, as digital transformation continues, we have seen an increasing need and importance to tackle the challenges brought by digital technologies and their disruptive effects on individuals, organizations, and society, which is central to digital governance. For instance, along with the advancement and application of big data analytics and intelligent systems in e-business, we have also witnessed many intentional or unintentional side effects and serious threats to privacy, security, and social justice, among others. Thus, it has become more important than ever to ensure ethical and responsible use of these technologies. Responding to AIS Grand Vision for the ICT-enabled Bright Society (i.e., Bright ICT Initiative), this track attempts to attract scholarly attention to both positive and negative aspects of digital technologies. We especially welcome research papers exploring both the “bright” and “dark” sides of cutting-edge technologies and novel business models in the e-business context (e.g., sharing economy, social commerce, crowdsourcing, and live streaming commerce).


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. IS/IT for sustainability
2. IS/IT for resilience
3. Digital health management
4. Societal impacts of digital technologies
5. The dark side of technology and digital engagement on user behaviors and outcomes
6. Security, privacy, and ethical issues in e-business
7. Digital technologies and social justice
8. Emerging technologies and their influence on user behaviors, user engagement, and outcomes
9. Digital innovation, entrepreneurship, and new business models in e-business
10. Cross-cultural effects of user behaviors
11. Governance and strategy of digital transformation
12. Online customer misbehavior
13. Cyberfraud and mis-/dis-information in e-business
14. Digital divide
15. Cyberbullying, online harassment and hate speech, etc.
16. Cyberslacking/Cyberloafing
17. Technology addiction and technostress
18. IT abuse
19. Data and algorithm governance
20. Information leakage