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MISQ Special Issue Call for Papers

  • 1.  MISQ Special Issue Call for Papers

    Posted 07-30-2020 16:35

    Delighted to announce a Special Issue at MIS Quarterly on "Digital Resilience" together with Waifong Boh, Panos Constantinides and Siva Viswanathan.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly surfaced the need for digital resilience in recovering from and adjusting to massive disruptions from pandemics and other major exogenous shocks. The objective of the special issue is to attract and publish forward-looking research on digital resilience to major exogenous shocks - those which disrupt businesses across industries and societal activities across locations, and create significant uncertainty about the duration and course of the disorder as well as how to respond and adjust. We use the term digital resilience to refer to the phenomena of designing, deploying, and using information systems to quickly recover from or adjust to major disruptions from such shocks. 

    This special issue welcomes work on digital resilience that is informed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It also welcomes work in the context of other major exogenous shocks-technological, economic, political, and social-which are cross-industry, affect a substantial part of society, and present great uncertainty in the duration and course of the disorder.  We welcome work that contributes to our understanding of digital resilience of individuals, organizations, information systems, communities, governments, or other entities that are affected by a major exogenous shock.

    We look forward to attracting our discipline's best ideas on digital resilience. Submissions are due November 30, 2020. For details and timelines, please see our Call for Papers at:



    Balaji Padmanabhan
    Professor, Information Systems & Decision Sciences
    Director, Center for Analytics & Creativity
    Muma College of Business
    University of South Florida