Volume 45, Number 1 — March 2021

Research Articles

Welfare Properties of Profit Maximizing Recommender Systems: Theory and Results from a Randomized Experiment
Xiaochen Zhang, Pedro Ferreira, Miguel Godinho de Matos, and Rodrigo Belo
(pp. 1-43; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/14971)

Provisioning Interoperable Disaster Management Systems: Integrated, Unified, and Federated Approaches
Hong Guo, Yipeng Liu, and Barrie R. Nault
(pp. 45-82; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2020/14947)

A Prescriptive Analytics Method for Cost Reduction in Clinical Decision Making
Xiao Fang, Yuanyuan Gao, and Paul Jen-Hwa Hu
(pp. 83-115; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/14372)

Early Bird Versus Late Owl: An Empirical Investigation of Individual Shopping Time Habits and its Effects
Ziqiong Zhang, Zili Zhang, and Pei-yu Chen
(pp. 117-162: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/14312)

Peer Effects in Competitive Environments: Field Experiments on Information Provision and Interventions
Zhuoxin Li, Gang Wang, and Harry Jiannan Wang
(pp. 163-191; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/16085)

Commitment to IT Investment Plans: The Interplay of Real Earnings, Management, IT Decentralization, and Corporate Governance
Ling Xue, Sunil Mithas, and Gautam Ray
(pp. 193-224; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/14970)

Do You Have a Room for Us in Your IT? An Economic Analysis of Shared IT Services and Implications for IT Industries
Min Chen, Min-Seok Pang, and Subodha Kumar
(pp. 225-267; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15573)

Theory and Review Articles

From Representation to Mediation: A New Agenda for Conceptual Modeling Research in a Digital World
Jan Recker, Roman Lukyanenko, Mohammad Jabbari, Binny M. Samuel, and Arturo Castellanos
(pp. 269-300; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/16027 )

Special Issue: Next Generation IS Theories

Special Issue Articles

The Next Generation of Research on IS Use: A Theoretical Framework of Delegation to and from Agentic IS Artifacts
Aaron Baird and Likoebe M. Maruping
(pp. 315-341; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15882)

The CARE Theory of Dignity Amid Personal Data Digitalization
Dorothy E. Leidner and Olgerta Tona
(pp. 343-370; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15941)

Avoiding an Oppressive Future of Machine Learning: A Design Theory for Emancipatory Assistants
Gerald C. Kane, Amber G. Young, Ann Majchrzak, and Sam Ransbotham
(pp. 371-306; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/1578)

Connecting the Parts with the Whole: Toward an Information Ecology Theory of Digital Innovation Ecosystems
Ping Wang
(pp. 397-422; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15864)

Everything Flows: Studying Continuous Socio-Technological Transformation in a Fluid and Dynamic Digital World
Reza Mousavi Baygi, Lucas D. Introna, and Lotta Hultin
(pp. 423-452; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15887)

Examining Assumptions: Provocations on the Nature, Impact, and Implications of IS Theory
Andrew Burton-Jones, Brian S. Butler, Susan V. Scott, and Sean Xin Xu
(pp. 453-498; DOI: 10.25300/MISQ/2021/15434.1)

The following “Provocation” pieces are included in “Examining Assumptions: Provocations on the Nature, Impact, and Implications of IS Theory”

Theories in Flux: Reimagining Theory Building in the Age of Machine Learning
Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Rajiv Kohli, and Nicole Forsgren (pp. 455-459)

Speculatively Engaging Future(s): Four Theses
Dirk S. Hovorka and Sandra Peter (pp. 461-466)

Scale Matters: Doing Practice-Based Studies of Contemporary Digital Phenomena
Michael Barrett and Wanda Orlikowski (pp. 467-472)

The Economics of IT and Digitization: Eight Questions for Research
Erik Brynjolfsson, Chong (Alex) Wang, and Xiaoquan (Michael) Zhang (pp. 473-477)

Focusing on Programmatic High Impact Information Systems Research, Not Theory, to Address Grand Challenges
Sudha Ram and Paulo Goes (pp. 479-483)

Let’s Claim the Authority to Speak Out on the Ethics of Smart Information Systems
Bernd Carsten Stahl and M. Lynne Markus (pp. 485-488)

All Information Systems Theory Is Grounded Theory
Natalia Levina (pp. 489-494)

Who Needs Theory?
John Leslie King (pp. 485-498)

Funding for this special issue was provided by the Theodore J. and Peggy L. Willoughby Monograph Series in MIS.