Elizabeth J. Davidson

Elizabeth J. Davidson
  • Professor of Information Technology Management
  • W. Ruel Johnson Distinguished Professor


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Academic Background

  • PhD Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MBA Clark University Graduate School of Management
  • BS Mathematics, Clark University

Research Interests

  • Social implications of information technologies in organizational settings
  • Health information technology diffusion and assimilation
  • Social media and discourse analysis

Selected Publications

Young, B., Mathiassen, L. and Davidson, E. (2016). Inconsistent and Incongruent Frames during IT-enabled Change: An Action Research into Sales Process Innovation. Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), 17(7), p. 555-580.

Gogin, J., Davidson, E., and Proudfoot, J. (2016). The Healthcare.gov Project.  Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. ISSN: 2043-8869, doi:10.1057/jittc.2016.2, p. 1-12.

Davidson, E., Oesterlund, C., and Flaherty, M. (2015). Drift and Shift in the Organizing Vision for Personal Health Records:  An Investigation of Innovation Discourse Dynamics.  Information and Organization. 25(4): p. 191-221.

Barrett, M., Davidson, E., Prabhu, J. and Vargo, S. (2015). Service Innovation in the Digital Age:  Key Contributions and Future Directions.  MIS Quarterly. 39(1). P. 1-20. (Editorially reviewed)

Deng, X. and Davidson, E. (2013). Knowledge Boundaries and Spanning Practices in Configuring Packaged Systems, Journal of IT Case and Application Research (JITCAR), 15:1.

Vaast, E., Davidson, E, and Mattson, T. (2013).  Talking about Technology: The Emergence of a New Actor Category Through New Media.  MIS Quarterly. 37(4): 1069-1092.

Chiasson, M. and Davidson, E. (2012). Reconsidering Deconstruction in Information Systems Research. European Journal of Information Systems. 21(2), p. 192-206.

Oborn, E., Barrett, M., and Davidson, E. (2011). Unity in Diversity: Electronic Patient Record Use in Multidisiplinary Practice. Information Systems Research. 22:3, pp. 547-564.

Davidson, E. and Vaast, E. (2009). Tech Talk: An Investigation of Blogging in Technology Innovation Discourse, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, 52:1, 20-40.

Reardon, J. and Davidson, E. (2007). An organizational learning perspective on the assimilation of electronic medical records among small physician practices. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(6): 681-694.

Davidson, E. and Chismar, W. (2007) The Interaction of Institutionally Triggered and Technology-Triggered Social Structure Change: An Investigation of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), MIS Quarterly. 31(4), pp. 739-758.

Davidson, E. (2006). A Technological Frames Perspective on Information Technology and Organizational Change. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 42:1, 23-39. .

Chiasson, M. and Davidson, E. (2005). Taking industry seriously in IS research. MIS Quarterly, 29:4, pp. 599-606.

Davidson E. and Chiasson M. (2005). Contextual Influences on Technology Use Mediation: A Comparative Analysis of Electronic Medical Record Systems. European Journal of Information Systems, 14:1, pp. 6-18.

Chiasson, M. and Davidson, E., (2004). “Pushing the Contextual Envelope: Developing and Diffusing IS Theory for Health Information Systems Research," Information and Organization, 14:3, p. 155-183.

Davidson, E. (2002). “Technology frames and framing: A socio-cognitive investigation of requirements determination,” MIS Quarterly, 26:4, 329-358