8th Annual Conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI) 2017

Information and Operational Decision Sciences:
The Interplay of Information Technology and Operational Decision Science

Granada, Spain — May 29 – June 1, 2017


The deadline for submitting full papers and abstracts is January 15th, 2017.
Website: http://grxworkshop-en.congressus.es/edsi2017


Information and Operational Decision Sciences

Information technology (IT) capabilities enable firms to digitally transform their business processes to pursue business flexibility, quality, and innovation, thus improving the firms’ operational performance. Operational capabilities and performance are the heart of the business model to survive in the long run.

As two separate fields in many Business Schools (i.e., Information Systems and Operations Management), sometimes it seems as IT is from Mars and operations management from Venus. The Decision Sciences community is the ideal platform to pursue an “anti-disciplinary” (i.e., multi-disciplinary) approach to develop research and teaching work combining the two fields. Because in the interplay of IT and operational decision making the whole is more than the sum of its parts, this Conference calls for high-quality research on the interplay of IT and operational decision making.

The 1st Annual Conference of the EDSI was hosted by IESE Business School in Barcelona (Spain) in 2010, and it come back to Spain (Granada) in 2017. The Conference is hosted by the Department of Management of the University of Granada, an “anti-disciplinary” Department that integrates the field of Operations Management, Strategy, Information Systems, and Human Resource Management, which converts it in an ideal place to manage the Conference.


Call for papers

We call for high-quality research on the Conference theme: “Information and Operational Decision Sciences”, and for rigorous research on any of the following tracks and topics. Other interesting topics not explicitly included in the list are also welcomed.


Information Systems

  • Interplay of IT and operational decision making.
  • Business value of IT.
  • IT-enabled organizational capabilities.
  • IT and innovation activities.
  • Business value of social media.
  • Social media and business activities.
  • Social media and customer value proposition.
  • Social media and innovation activities.
  • Big data and business analytics.


Operations Management

  • Interplay of IT and operational decision making.
  • Big data and operational decision making.
  • Supply chain management.
  • Innovation management.
  • Supply chain management and open innovation.
  • Globalization of manufacturing operations.
  • Quality management.
  • Triple bottom line and operations management.
  • Behavioral aspects of operations management.
  • Decision making in public organizations.


Strategy and Human Resource Management

  • New trends in entrepreneurship activities.
  • Interface between IT and strategic management.
  • Interface between IT and human resource management.
  • Interface between strategic and operations management.
  • Interface between human resource and operations management.


Decision Sciences in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing

  • Accounting, financial, and marketing decision making in organizations.


Instructional development in Decision Sciences

  • Advances and innovation in teaching in courses on Information Systems, Operations Management, Strategy, Human Resource Management, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.


The best full papers selected by the Scientific Committee will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Production Economics subject to review.


The deadline for submitting full papers and abstracts is January 15th, 2017. You can find more information in the Conference website: http://grxworkshop-en.congressus.es/edsi2017


We look forward to seeing you in Granada!


Jose Benitez, Conference Chair

Javier Llorens, Conference Co-Chair

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