Elizabeth J. Davidson

Elizabeth J. Davidson
  • Chair, Department of Information Technology Management
  • Professor of Information Technology Management
  • W. Ruel Johnson Distinguished Professor
  • Editor in Chief, Information and Organization


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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

Selected Publications

Higa, C., Davidson, E., and Loos, J. (forthcoming). Integrating Family and Friend Support, Information Technology, and Diabetes Education in Community-Centric Diabetes Self-Management. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Abhari, K., Davidson, E., and Xiao, B. (2020). Modeling Social Product Development Process, Technology and Governance, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. doi: 10.1109/TEM.2020.2973234.

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2018.1542648

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

Chiasson, M., Davidson, E., and Winter, J. (2018). Philosophical foundations for informing the future(s) through IS research. European Journal of Information Systems. 27(3): 367-379. https://doi.org/10.1080/0960085X.2018.143523

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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

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

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