ECIS 2004 doctoral consortium
Issues for discussion
At this stage, the preparation for the consortium is going
very well and it seems we have an excellent team of doctoral students and
faculty. However, as I have been working for this year’s consortium I became
aware of three interrelated issues about the consortium I would like to discuss
at the ECIS business meeting:
number of nominations is declining over the years. This year we had only 21
nominations by the deadline of 16 February. We announced a two weeks
extension time and received another 14 nominations. I think we need to
explore the reasons for the decline and perhaps make a special effort to
advertise the consortium.
distribution of nominations by country and region is very uneven. Although
we know that IS as an academic field is not uniformly present around West
Europe, East Europe, Middle East and Africa, we may be able to attract more
students from the regions with ‘weak’ IS with an appropriate policy.
is no institutional ‘memory’ for the consortium. We need a mechanism for
passing on experience.