Doctoral Consortium

Call for Applications

Important Dates

Nomination deadline: June 3rd, 2022

Notification of acceptance: June 20th, 2022

Doctoral Consortium (online): August 19th, 2022


The CSWIM 2022 Doctoral Consortium offers an opportunity for Ph.D. students in the field of Information Systems (IS) to present, explore, and further develop their research in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished IS scholars. We invite students, who would appreciate feedback on their dissertation research, to apply for this unique opportunity to share and discuss their work with fellow Ph.D. students and senior researchers of the field. Ideally, candidates for the doctoral consortium should be mid-way through their program: candidates should not only have a clear topic and research approach, but they should also have already achieved substantive progress in their research while having sufficient time remaining in the program to incorporate new ideas and suggestions.


Nomination process

Universities are invited to nominate candidates for the consortium. Only one nomination is permitted from a single institution. Students must be nominated by the Chair/Head of an IS unit. The nomination should contain the following: (1) a submitted proposal outlining the research topic, research question(s), theoretical foundations, proposed research methodology, current stage of the research, and plans for completion, as well as; (2) a nomination letter from the Chair/Head of the IS unit certifying that the candidate is the sole nominee from the institution and that the candidate meets the eligibility criteria stipulated above. The submitted proposal should adhere to the guidelines for CSWIM 2022 submissions:

Submit your application (short proposal and nomination letter in one PDF file) via the CSWIM 2022 submission system at before the deadline.


The consortium will be conducted fully online and comprises three segments (see detailed schedule of activities below).

[Segment #1]

The first segment will be a keynote speech by Professor Andrew Burton-Jones, Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of MIS Quarterly (MISQ), who will touch on the pressures that accompany a scholarly life as well as opportunities for developmental growth. He will also discuss steps that journals like MISQ take to proactively influence and support academic careers.

[Segment #2]

The second segment will take the form of breakout sessions whereby each participant will be given approximately 10 minutes to present his/her dissertation work to 2 faculty mentors, who would have carefully reviewed the participant’s dissertation proposal prior to the consortium and will offer constructive feedback on areas of consideration when moving forward with the research outlined in the proposal.

To prepare for the breakout session, each participant should create a slide deck that briefly covers the motivation for his/her dissertation work, the theoretical lens being applied, the methodological technique(s) being employed, the implications for theory and practice to be gleaned from the research as well as any area(s) for which feedback is desired.

[Segment #3]

The third and final segment will be a panel on preparing doctoral students for an academic career in China. Consisting of heads of departments from renowned Chinese institutions, panelists will share insights on the latest developments in their institutions and explain how one can prepare for an academic career in light of these developments.

Time Activity
08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Introduction
09:00 – 10:15

Keynote Speech


Professor Andrew Burton Jones

Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of MIS Quarterly (MISQ)

10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:30 Breakout Session

Breakout Group 1


[Faculty Mentors]

Hefu Liu

Juliana Sutanto


#184: Encouraging Green Behaviors with Visualized Storytelling


#187: Versioning Player-versus-Player Online Games: A Tournament Design Perspective


#188: Search Advertising Communication: Keyword Performance Leveraged by Keyword Attributes, Product Information


#191: Early-Age Digital Experience Helps Form IT Identity and Its Impact on Workplace Performance

Breakout Group 2


[Faculty Mentors]

Chee-Wee Tan

Cheng Zhang


#185: The Impact of External Contributions to Firm-Sponsored Open-Source Software on Firm Financial Performance


#189: Economics of Paid Knowledge Products


#190: Robust Optimization of Personalized Recommendation System for Text Attack

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30

Panel on ‘Preparing for an Academic Career in China’



Cheng Zhang, Fudan University



Xi Chen, Zhejiang University

Chunmian Ge, South China University of Technology

Weiling Ke, Southern University of Science and Technology

Hefu Liu, University of Science and Technology of China

Shan Liu, Xi’an Jiao Tong University

Yuan Sun, Zhejiang Gongshang University

14:30 – 15:00 Closing Remarks


Date & Time

09:00-10:15, Beijing time, Friday 19 August

Lecture Title

Career Reflections: When the Academic Marathon meets the Scholar’s Quest


Andrew Burton-Jones

Dr. Andrew Burton-Jones is Professor of Business Information Systems at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours and Masters of Information Systems from the University of Queensland and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.
After graduating with his Ph.D., Andrew began his academic career at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. His research focuses on how individuals and organizations can use information systems more effectively, how to improve methods for systems analysis and design,
and how to improve theories and methods used in the Information Systems discipline. Recently, much of his work has focused on the digital transformation of the healthcare sector. Andrew has received several awards for his research, teaching, and service, including the MIS Quarterly (MISQ) Best Paper Award, a Killam Teaching Prize at the University of British Columbia, and most recently was named an AIS Fellow. Prior to his academic career, Andrew was a senior consultant for one of the big-4 accounting/consulting firm. Andrew is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for MISQ.


In this talk, I will reflect on the advice offered in two classic papers: The Academic Marathon: Managing the Academic Career, by Shelley Taylor and Joanne Martin, and The Scholar’s Quest, by March. I will discuss pressures on a scholarly life from multiple dimensions as well as opportunities for growth. I will also discuss steps that journals like MISQ take to proactively influence and support scholarly careers.

Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 637 6703 0786
Passcode: 213283

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Juliana Sutanto, Lancaster University,

Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School,

Cheng Zhang, Fudan University,