Elizabeth J. Davidson

Elizabeth J. Davidson
  • Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • 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 topics; health data governance
  • Digital innovation and social media in organizations
  • Governance of data to address grand challenges, particularly in healthcare settings

Selected Publications

Davidson, E., Wessel, L., Winter, JS., and Winter, S. (2023).  Future directions for scholarship on data governance, digital innovation and grand challenges.  Information and Organization. 33 (1), 100454.

Davidson, E, Winter, J. and Chiasson, M. (in press, 2023), IT-based Regulation of Personal Health: Nudging, Mobile Health Apps and Personal Health Data.  Journal of Information Technology

Winter, J. and Davidson, E. (2022). Harmonizing regulatory regimes for the governance of patient-generated health data.  Telecommunications Policy. 46 (1), 102285.

Abhari, K., Davidson, E., and Xiao, B. (2022). Inventing Together: The Role of Actor Goals and Platform Affordances in Open Innovation, Journal of the Association for Information System (JAIS), 23(1), 264-302.

Higa, C., E. Davidson, and J. Loos. (2021) "Integrating family and friend support, information technology, and diabetes education in community-centric diabetes self-management." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 28(2), 261-275.

Wessel, L., Davidson, E., et al (2019). Configuration in Smart Service Systems: A Practice-Based Inquiry. Information Systems Journal. 29(6): 1256-1292.

Winter, J. and Davidson, E. (2019). Big data governance of personal health information and challenges to contextual integrity. The Information Society, 35(1), 36-51.

Davidson, E., Baird, A., and Prince, K. (2018). Opening the envelope of health care information systems research. Information and Organization. 28(3): 140-151.

Baird, A., Davidson, E. & Mathiasson, L. (2017). Reflective Technology Assimilation: Facilitating Electronic Health Record Assimilation in Small Physician Practices, Journal of MIS, 34(3): 664-694.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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


Awards & Honors

Best Senior Editor, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 2018

Lifetime Achievement Award, Academy of Management Organizational Communications and Information Systems (OCIS) Division, 2017

Best Paper Award, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 2017