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ABRI lunch seminar “Causality: Theory and Method”

28 June 2019 @ 12:00 - 13:00



 12:00 – 13:00


 Causality: Theory and Method

 Prof. dr. M. Lynne Markus (Bentley University, USA)

 Amsterdam Business Research Institute

 Business and Organisation

 Conference / Symposium / Seminar

ABRI would like to invite you to an ABRI lunch seminar given by Professor M. Lynne Markus (Bentley University, USA) about “Causality: Theory and Method”. You will find more information in the abstract below.
The lunch seminar will take place on Friday, June 28, from 12:00 – 13:00 in room HG-07A37.
To register for this event, please send an e-mail to Mariana Stori (m.t.stori@vu.nl), latest on Wednesday, June 26.
ABRI is looking forward to seeing you there!

The concept of causality is sometimes dismissed as a relic of positivist epistemology that has little contemporary relevance for social science generally and Information Systems research in particular. But is that really so? In this seminar, I will summarize the key conclusions of Frantz Rowe’s and my 2018 MIS Quarterly paper, “Is IT Changing the World? Conceptions of Causality in IS Theorizing.” Then I will sketch out the implications for research method and invite spirited discussion about new research directions in the IS field.

M. Lynne Markus is the John W. Poduska, Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management at Bentley University and an associated researcher at MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research. She has published extensively in the areas of digital business and interorganizational governance, enterprise systems and business processes, electronic communication and knowledge reuse, and organizational change management. Her current research interests include digital innovation in the financial and health sectors, the responsible use of data and algorithms, and the changing nature of work. Markus was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2004 and received the AIS LEO Award for Exceptional Lifetime Achievement in Information Systems in 2008.


28 June 2019
12:00 - 13:00