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1 Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems Viability Review Janice Sipior, Chair SGB Meeting, March 7, 2011, New York

2 Financial Status Healthy fund balance of $249K –Steady growth over past several years –Solid Digital Library revenues Fiscally conservative Support students and outreach –Initiated student travel support to Doctoral Consortium participants at our annual conference –Initiated support for Doctoral Consortium –Support some major MIS conferences: International Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) European Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)

3 Membership Benefits Publication –The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, a peer-reviewed quarterly publication Conference –Annual Computer Personnel Research (CPR) Conference Awards –Magid Igbaria Outstanding Conference Paper of the Year Award –Doctoral Dissertation Award Outreach –Doctoral Consortium attendee travel support Membership –Almost 500 members, but slowly declining –2+ year retention is 79.95% –1 st year retention is 41.0%

4 Goal #1: Newsletter Quality The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems –Data Base, for short Quarterly newsletter publishing peer-reviewed research in MIS Since 1961, has been highly regarded Portal: Online submission system initiated in 2007: Royalties from ProQuest Increased international content Editor & Global Co-Editor since January 2007 –3 year term, with renewable 2 years, expires at the end of 2011 –RFP disseminated –Announcement of new editor in early September

5 Goal #2: Conference Quality Computer Personnel Research (ACM-SIGMIS CPR) Conference –Annual conference held in the spring –Attendance numbers about 50 Small, but strong core of participants Quality content –Initiated the Doctoral Consortium in 2006 –Conference Chairs secured for: 2011 – San Antonio, TX USA 2012 – Milwaukee, WI USA 2013 – Cincinnati, OH USA Also actively support major MIS conferences: –European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) –International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Sponsor Doctoral Dissertation Award Annual networking reception

6 Goal #3: Enhance Visibility Outreach –Annual networking reception at the major MIS conference: ICIS –Attract members Student travel support –Develop future leadership Recruit conference committee members –IFIP representative Promote involvement among the membership of SIGMIS & IFIP Planned awards and recognition –Outstanding Data Base paper of the year award –Most influential paper award Curriculum efforts –Member of the Joint IS 2010 Curriculum Task Force SIGMIS website needs an update


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