Carol Elliott | January 7, 2021
Nicholas Berente, the Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, recently received the Senior Scholar Best Information System Paper Award, given by the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
Berente and co-authors Stefan Seidel of the University of Liechtenstein and Hani Safadi of the University of Georgia won the recognition for their paper, “Data-Driven Computationally Intensive Theory Development.” The paper examines the digital traces left by individuals and organizations as they utilize computing and mobile devices and the tremendous opportunity these traces provide for researchers to rethink what they know about management.
“In the past, management researchers were simply limited by their access to data and the tools at their disposal to analyze that data,” said Berente. “Now, digital traces of processes and activities give researchers a trail that can be analyzed using next-generation computational techniques like network analysis, sequence analysis, text and video analysis, and so on. Analyzing this data in these new ways has the potential to offer fundamentally new theoretical insights.”
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