Americas Conference on Information Systems
Long Beach, California
August 10th - 13th, 2000
Call for Papers for the Mini Track
Goldman, Nagel and Preiss (1995), in their book Agile Competitors and Virtual Organizations, define a virtual company as one "...where complementary resources existing in a number of cooperating companies are left in place, but are integrated to support a particular product effort for as long as it is viable to do so. ... Resources are selectively allocated to the virtual company if they are underutilized or if they can be profitably utilized there more than in the ‘home’ company."
Typically, a virtual company is bound together using information technology. Recent developments, including the Internet, intelligent agents and a wide range of other technologies are used to network independent companies to form a virtual company. Such technologies are necessary in order to exploit slack resources in real time.
This mini track will focus on developments in virtual organizations. Papers can address a wide range of issues related to virtual organizations, including, but not limited to
Mini Track Co-Chair
Daniel E. O'Leary
University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0441
Submission of Material : March 15, 2000
Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2000
Camera-Ready Copy: May 5, 2000
Conference Registration: June 1, 2000
All submissions and inquiries are to be made to Professor Daniel E. O'Leary. Submissions must be in English, and should represent the original work of the authors. Each submission is limited to SEVEN pages (approximately 3500 words) in length for a full complete research paper and THREE pages (approximately 1500 words) for a research-in-progress paper. All submissions should be made electronically and sent as an attachment in MS Word, WordPerfect, PDF, or HTML format. Please indicate "AMCIS 2000 Mini Track Submission" in the subject line of the e-mail to which your submissions are attached. Best papers will be recognized and receive awards at the conference.
Submissions should include the following:
i)Name, e-mail, mailing address, university/organization affiliation, phone/fax numbers of the contact person and all co-authors.
ii)Title of the submission, Keywords (five words), Abstract , and Main body of the submission.
iii) References and/or bibliography (in MIS Quarterly format).
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