On August 20th, 2020, Prof. Dr. Iris Junglas (University of Liechtenstein) will give a talk about "Capturing the ‚Social‘ in Social Networks—A Conceptualization and Empirical Application of a Comprehensive Measurement" in the context of the SFB 901.
Meeting ID: 914 8172 7980
Social networks are omnipresent in both our private and professional lives. As social beings—particularly as confined social beings due to the recent Covid-19 virus—we thrive on technology’s ability to allow us being social. But just because online social networks have been designed for “being social” as their name might imply, it does not mean they are actually supportive and representative of true social interchanges that take place when individuals communicate with one another in a physical setting. In this paper, and in order to provide a comprehensive measurement to capture a social network’s “socialness,” we zoom in on the content of social exchanges. More specifically, we propose that four theoretically motivated social(ness) markers, i.e., being personal, being curious, being respectful, and sharing with others, should be used to complement existing social network measures. By analyzing more than 440,000 messages, posted by more than 24,000 employees across two enterprise social networks, we illustrate and validate our newly formed approach for being social in social networks. Our results make important contributions, both to theory and to practice; they inform the design of information systems (IS) to support social interactions—probably one of the most important avenues for future IS research to make a contribution in times of pandemic challenges.
More information about the invited presenter:
Dr. Iris Junglas is the Noah T. Leask Distinguished Professor of Information Management and Innovation in the Supply Chain and Information Management Department at the College of Charleston. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, as well as an undergraduate and master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Koblenz, Germany. Over a 20-year career, she has worked for a variety of IT consulting firms, including PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture where she worked under the tutelage of Jeanne Harris (co-author of the book “Competing on Analytics” together with Tom Davenport) as a Research Fellow for the Institute of High Performance.
Iris’ research sits at the intersection of technology innovation and business analytics. Overall, Iris has published more than 50 refereed journal articles in the field of Information Systems, including outlets, such as the European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Management Information Systems Quarterly and Management Information Systems Quarterly Executive. In 2017, Iris won the AIS best paper award for her work together with Oliver Müller, Jan vom Brocke, and Stefan Debortoli on “Deriving business value from unstructured data” for which the authors developed a text mining tool, freely available at MineMyText.com.
Iris is a Senior Associate Editor of the European Journal of Information Systems, an Associate Editor for the Communications of AIS, and a board member of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Management Information Systems Quarterly Executive. She has just completed a Fulbright Scholarship at Maynooth University in Ireland where she researched the “Internet of Things.” She has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., and executive level, inside and outside the US, in English and in German. In 2018, she won a graduate teaching award for her work with MBA students.
Iris has lived in Germany, Switzerland, and Ireland. In the U.S., Iris seems to like the “ston” towns as she has lived in Houston, Boston, and now lives in Charleston. Iris loves oil-painting and repairing things.