Keynotes & Plenary Addresses

2016: “Philosophy and Method: Making Interpretive Research Interpretive,“ keynote address at the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Wollongong, Australia.

2014: “Theory Is King? But First, What Is Theory?”, keynote address at Special Interest Group on Philosophy (SIGPHIL) in Information Systems, International Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand.

2014: “Some Properties of Theory,” plenary address at  Journal of the Association for Information Systems Theory Development Workshop, International Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand.

2014: “Seven Lessons from the Philosophy, Methodology, and History of Science for Information Systems Research,” keynote address at the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Chengdu, China.

2013: “Mistaking Statistics for Rigor in American Business School Research: Should China Follow, or Lead in a New Direction?”, keynote address at the Seventh Annual Forum on Case-based and Qualitative Research in Business Administration in China, held at Renmin University, Beijing, China.

2013: “Rigor in Doing Positivist Case Research, Interpretive Research, and Grounded-Theory Research,” plenary address at the Seventh Annual Forum on Case-based and Qualitative Research in Business Administration in China, held at Renmin University, Beijing, China.

2013: “Essential Approaches in Information Systems Research,” keynote address at the International Conference on Information Resources Management, Natal, Brazil.

2012: “Are We All Just Adding Epicycles? Questions for Information Systems Research from the History of Science,” keynote address at the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 Conference, Tampa, Florida.

2012: “Rethinking the Path of Business Research in the West: What Direction Is Better for Business Research in China?,” keynote address at the Fourth Symposium on Financial Intelligence and Risk Management and the Fifth International Workshop on Electronic Payment and Electronic Commerce in China (FIRM-EPECC 2012), held at the Southwestern University of Finance of Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, China.

2011: “Research and Practice in Business Computing: Mistakes and Lessons Learned from the American Experience,” keynote address at the International Conference on Business Computing and Global Informatization (BCGIn), Shanghai, China.

2010: “Retrospect and Prospect: Information Systems Research in the Last and Next Twenty-Five Years,” keynote address at the annual conference of the Global Information Technology Management Association (GiTMA), Washington, D.C.

2008: “Three Wishes I Have for the Information Systems Field,” keynote address at the annual conference of Southern Association for Information Systems, Richmond, Virginia.

2003: “Re-Introducing the Systems Approach to Information Systems,” keynote address at the ISOneWorld Conference, Las Vegas.

2001: “Returning to the Fundamentals in Building and Testing Theories on ‘New’ Organizational Forms Enabled by Information Technology,” keynote address in the information systems and logistics stream of the conference on new organizational forms, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands.

2000: “Reframing the ‘Rigor and Relevance’ Issue in Information Systems Research,” plenary address at the Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Brisbane.

2000: “Four Lessons on the Human Dimension in Becoming a Scholar,” keynote address at the Doctoral Consortium of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Long Beach, California.

2000: “Four Lessons for New Information Systems Scholars,” keynote address at the Doctoral Consortium of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Hong Kong.

2000: “Systems Thinking, Design Science, and Paradigms,” keynote address at the 11th National Conference on Information Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

1999: “Five Challenges to the Information Systems Field,” keynote address at BITWorld’99, Capetown, South Africa.