Rudolf Hirschheim

Rudolf A. Hirschheim

Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies-PhD Program, and Professor CCT, Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems
Professor, Flores MBA Program
2221 Business Education Complex South
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: rudy@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-2514
Fax: 225-578-2511

Biographical Summary

Professor Hirschheim is the Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems in the E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University. He has previously been on the faculties of the University of Houston, Templeton College - Oxford (UK), London School of Economics (UK) and McMaster University (Canada). He has held visiting appointments at Monash University (Australia), University of New South Wales (Australia) University of Bayreuth (Germany), University of Jyvaskyla (Finland), University of Warwick (UK), and University of Paris-Dauphine (France). He is on the editorial boards of the journals: Journal of the Association for Information Systems; Information and Organization; Information Systems Journal; Journal of Strategic Information Systems; Journal of MIS; and Journal of Information Technology. He was VP for Publications for the Association for Information Systems.

Education

  • PhD Information Systems, London School of Economics
  • BA Economics, State University of New York College
  • BCom Business Administration, University of Toronto
  • MS Computer Science, University of Toronto

Courses Taught

  • ISDS 7081 - Critical Analysis of Information Systems Research: Development of skills in theory building, research design, writing research papers and evaluating research in the field of information systems.
  • ISDS 9000 - Dissertation Research: Dissertation research.

Awards

  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems Best Paper for 2014, Association for Information Systems, 2015
  • 2012 Best Paper Award, Association for Information Systems, 2013
  • LEO Award, Association for Information Systems, 2013
  • Louisiana State University 'Rainmaker Award' 2012, LSU, 2013
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Bern, 2012
  • Fellow, Association for Information Systems, 2007
  • Honarary Doctorate, University of Oulu, Finland, 2006

Interests

  • Teaching Interests: Research Methods in Information Systems; Philosophical Issues of Information Systems; Critical Analysis of Research
  • Research Interests: Outsourcing; Management of Information Systems; Research Methods; Philosophical Issues of Research

Selected Research Publications

  • Hirschheim, R.Against Theory With Apologies to Feyerabend. Journal of Association of Information Systems.
  • Baham, C. Wayne, Hirschheim, R., Calderon, A., and Kisseka, V. (2017). An Agile Methodology for the Disaster Recovery of Information Systems under Catastrophic Scenarios. Journal of Management Information Systems, 34(3), 633-663.
  • Love, J. and Hirschheim, R. (2017). Crowdsourcing of Information Systems Research. European Journal of Information Systems, 26(3), 315-332.
  • Baham, C. Wayne, Calderon, A., and Hirschheim, R. (2017). Applying a Layered Framework to Disaster Recovery. Communications of AIS, 40(12), 277 293.
  • Lanamaki, A., Poora, J., and Hirschheim, R. (2017). A Call to Write the Nordic Information Systems Research Field History - Viewing The Scandinavian Way' Through a Career Retrospectives Len. Scandinavian Journal of IS, 29(1), 3-18.
  • Love, J. Alec and Hirschheim, R. (2016). Reflections on Information Systems Journal's thematic composition. Information Systems Journal, 26(1), 21 38.
  • Love, J. Alec, Hirschheim, R., and George, B. (2014). Concerns of the Information Systems Discipline: Business School Deans Versus IS Academics. DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 45(4), 8-29.
  • George, B., Hirschheim, R., and von Stetten, A. (2014). Through the Lens of Social Capital: A Research Agenda for Studying IT Outsourcing. Strategic Outsourcing, 7(2), 107-134.
  • Porra, J., Hirschheim, R., and Parks, M. (2014). The Historical Research Method and Information Systems Research. Journal of Association of Information Systems, 15(9).
  • Schwarz, A., Chin, W., Hirschheim, R., and Schwarz, C. E. (2014). Towards a Process-Based View of Information Technology Acceptance. Journal of Information Technology, 29(1), 73-96.
  • Fischer, T., Huber, T., Dibbern, J., and Hirschheim, R. (2014). A Process-Theory of Complementarity and Substitution of Contractual and Relational Governance. Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(3), 81-114.
  • Lu, B., Hirschheim, R., and Schwarz, A. (2013). Examining the Antecedent Factors of Online Microsourcing. Information Systems Frontiers, , 1-17.
  • Kagner, E., Carmel, E., Hirschheim, R., and Olsen, T. (2013). Managing the Human Cloud. Sloan Management Review MIT, 54(2), 23-32.
  • McKay, J., Marshall, P., and Hirschheim, R. (2012). The Design Construct in Information Systems Design Science. Journal of Information Technology, 27, 125-139.
  • Hirschheim, R., Saunders, C., and Straub, D. (2012). Historical Interpretations of the IS Discipline: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Association of Information Systems, 13(4), i-viii.
  • Hirschheim, R. and Klein, H. K. (2012). A Glorious and Not-So-Short History of the Information Systems Field. Journal of Association of Information Systems, 13(4), 1-48.
  • Hirschheim, R., Pena, S., and Murungi, D. Murithi (2012). Witty Invention or Dubious Fad? Using Argument Mapping to Examine the Contours of Management Fashion. Information and Organization, 22(1), 60-84.
  • Hirschheim, R., Lyytinen, K., and Myers, M. (2011). Special issue on the Kleinian approach to information system research foreword. European Journal of Information Systems, 20(4), 418-421.
  • Welke, R., Hirschheim, R., and Schwarz, A. (2011). Service Oriented Architecture Maturity. IEEE Computer, 44(2), 66-72.
  • Hirschheim, R. and Newman, M. (2010). Houston we've had a problem . Offshoring, IS employment and the IS Discipline: Perception is not reality. Journal of Information Technology, 25(4), 1-15.
  • Hirschheim, R., Welke, R., and Schwarz, A. (2010). Service Oriented Architecture: Myths, Realities and a Maturity Model. MIS Quarterly Executive, 9(1), 203-213.
  • Schwarz, A., Jayatilaka, B., Hirschheim, R., and Goles, T. (2009). A Conjoint Approach to Understanding IT Application Sourcing. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 10(10).
  • Hirschheim, R. (2009). Offshoring and the New World Order. Communications of the ACM, 52(11).
  • Schwarz, A., Jayatilaka, B., Hirschheim, R., and Goles, T. (2009). A Conjoint Approach to Understanding IT Application Outsourcing. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 10(10), 748-781.
  • Hirschheim, R. and Lyytinen, K. (2009). To the memory of our friend and colleague Heinz K. Klein. Information and Organization, 19(1), 59-62.
  • Lee, J., Huynh, M., and Hirschheim, R. (2008). An Integrative Model of Trust on IT Outsourcing: Examining a Bilateral Perspective. Information Systems Frontiers, 10(2), 145-164.
  • Klein, H. K and Hirschheim, R. (2008). The Structure of the IS Discipline Reconsidered: Implications and Reflections from a Community of Practice Perspective. Information and Organization, 18(4), 280-302.
  • Hirschheim, R. (2008). Some Guidelines for the Critical Reviewing of Conceptual Papers. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9(8), 432-441.
  • Mehta, M. and Hirschheim, R. (2007). Strategic Alignment in Mergers and Acquisitions: Theorizing IS Integration Decision-Making. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 8(3), 143-174.
  • Porra, J. and Hirschheim, R. (2007). A Lifetime of Theory and Action on the Ethical Use of Computers - A Dialogue with Enid Mumford. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 8(9), 467-478.
  • Silva, L. and Hirschheim, R. (2007). Fighting Against Windmills: Strategic Information Systems and Organizational Deep Structures. MISQ, 31(2), 327-354.
  • Jayatilaka, B., Schwarz, A., and Hirschheim, R. (2003). Determinants of ASP Choice: an Integrated Perspective. European Journal of Information Systems, 12(3), 210-224.

Conference Proceeding

  • Javadi Khasraghi, H., Wang, X., and Hirschheim, R. (2017). Sustaining Participant Involvement in Crowdsourcing contests through collaboration. In Proceedings of 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems.
  • Fischer, T., Hirschheim, R., and George, B. (2013). Perspectives on the Adoption of Innovative Technologies Revisited Insights from the IS Outsourcing Context. In 21st European Conference on Information Systems. Utrect: 21st European Conference on Information Systems.
  • Fischer, T., Hirschheim, R., and George, B.Governance in Outsourcing Relationships The Role of Information Technologies. In 33rd International Conference on Information Systems. Orlando, Florida: 33rd International Conference on Information Systems.
  • Levy, M. Lloyd and Hirschheim, R.Removing the Positivist Straight Jacket from Information Systems Design Science Research. In 20th European Conference on Information Systems. Barcelona: 20th European Conference on Information Systems.
  • Lu, B. and Hirschheim, R. (2011). Online Sourcing: Investigations from the Service Clients' Perspective. In Proceedings Seventeenth America's Conference on Information Systems. Detroit, Michigan: Proceedings Seventeenth America's Conference on Information Systems.
  • McKay, J., Marshall, P., Nicholas, G., and Hirschheim, R. (2011). Learning to listen: Background conversations in Enterprise System implementation. In 19th European Conference on Information Systesms. Helsinki: 19th European Conference on Information Systesms.
  • McKay, J., Marshall, P., Grainger, N., and Hirschheim, R. (2010). Artefaction as Communication: Redesigning Communication Models. In Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems.
  • Iivari, J., Hirschheim, R., and Klein, H. K (2008). Challenges of Professionalization: Bridging Research and Practice through a Body of Knowledge for IT Specialists. In IFIP World Congress, Milan Italy.

Books

  • Hirschheim, R., Heinzl, A., and Dibbern, J. (2014). Information Systems Outsourcing in the New Economy: Towards Sustainable Business Value. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  • Hirschheim, R., Heinzl, A., and Dibbern, J.Information Systems Outsourcing in the New Economy: Enduring Themes, Global Challenges and Process Opportunities. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Professional and Service Activities

  • America's Conference, Association for Information Systems, Chairperson (August 16, 2018 - August 18, 2018)
  • Information & Organization, Editorial Review Board Member (January, 1995 - December, 2012)
  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Editor, Journal Editor (January, 2004 - December, 2008)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Committee Chair (August 1, 2012)
  • Information Systems Journal, Editorial Review Board Member (January, 1991)
  • Journal of Information Technology, Editorial Review Board Member (January, 1997)
  • Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, Editorial Review Board Member (January, 2007)
  • Journal of Management Information Systems, Editorial Review Board Member (January, 2005)
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Editorial Review Board Member (January, 2003)
  • Information & Organization, Editor, Senior Editor (January, 2013)

Employed by LSU since

July 1, 2003