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Rudolf A. Hirschheim
Ourso Family Distinguished Professor of Information Systems
PhD Advisor, Department of Information Systems & Decision Sciences

Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences - Professor
Flores MBA Program - Professor
2221 Business Education Complex
Nicholson Extension
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-2514
Fax: 225-578-2511
Email: rudy@lsu.edu



Education
Ph D Information Systems, London School of Economics, 1985
BCom Business Administration, University of Toronto, 1975
MS Computer Science, University of Toronto, 1974
BA Economics, State University of New York College, 1972
Courses Taught
BADM 7050 - INFOR SYST MBA STDNT
ISDS 7070 - INFOR SYST MBA STDNT
ISDS 7080 - SURV INFO SYST RES
ISDS 7081 - CRT ANLSYS I S RES
ISDS 7950 - RES SEM INFO SYST TO
ISDS 8900 - PREDISSERT RESEARCH
ISDS 9000 - DISSERTATION RES
Awards
2013 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
Interests
Teaching Interest: Research Methods in Information Systems; Philosophical Issues of Information Systems; Critical Analysis of Research
Research Interest: Outsourcing; Management of Information Systems; Research Methods; Philosophical Issues of Research
Selected Research Publications

Concerns of the Information Systems Discipline: Business School Deans Versus IS Academics. Love, J., Hirschheim, R., and George, B. DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems.

Towards a Process-Based View of Information Technology Acceptance. Schwarz, A., Chin, W., Hirschheim, R., and Schwarz, C. (2014). Journal of Information Technology, 29(1), 73-96.

A Process-Theory of Complementarity and Substitution of Contractual and Relational Governance. Fischer, T., Huber, T., Dibbern, J., and Hirschheim, R. (2014). Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(3), 81-114.

The Historical Research Method and Information Systems Research. Porra, J., Hirschheim, R., and Parks, M. Journal of Association of Information Systems.

Examining the Antecedent Factors of Online Microsourcing. Lu, B., Hirschheim, R., and Schwarz, A. (2013). Information Systems Frontiers.

Managing the Human Cloud. Kagner, E., Carmel, E., Hirschheim, R., and Olsen, T. (2013). Sloan Management Review MIT, 23-32.

The Design Construct in Information Systems Design Science. McKay, J., Marshall, P., and Hirschheim, R. (2012). Journal of Information Technology, 27, 125-139.

Historical Interpretations of the IS Discipline: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Hirschheim, R., Saunders, C., and Straub, D. (2012). Journal of Association of Information Systems, 13(4), i-viii.

A Glorious and Not-So-Short History of the Information Systems Field. Hirschheim, R., and Klein, H. (2012). Journal of Association of Information Systems, 13(4), 1-48.

Witty Invention or Dubious Fad? Using Argument Mapping to Examine the Contours of Management Fashion. Hirschheim, R., Pena, S., and Murungi, D. (2012). Information and Organization, 22(1), 60-84.

Special issue on the Kleinian approach to information system research – foreword. Hirschheim, R., Lyytinen, K., and Myers, M. (2011). European Journal of Information Systems, 20(4), 418-421.

Service Oriented Architecture Maturity. Welke, R., Hirschheim, R., and Schwarz, A. (2011). IEEE Computer, 44(2), 66-72.

Houston we’ve had a problem …. Offshoring, IS employment and the IS Discipline: Perception is not reality. Hirschheim, R., and Newman, M. (2010). Journal of Information Technology, 25(4), 1-15.

Service Oriented Architecture: Myths, Realities and a Maturity Model. Hirschheim, R., Welke, R., and Schwarz, A. (2010). MIS Quarterly Executive, 9(1), 203-213.

A Conjoint Approach to Understanding IT Application Sourcing. Schwarz, A., Jayatilaka, B., Hirschheim, R., and Goles, T. (2009). Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 10(10).

Offshoring and the New World Order. Hirschheim, R. (2009). Communications of the ACM, 52(11).

A Conjoint Approach to Understanding IT Application Outsourcing. Schwarz, A., Jayatilaka, B., Hirschheim, R., and Goles, T. (2009). Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 10(10), 748-781.

To the memory of our friend and colleague Heinz K. Klein. Hirschheim, R., and Lyytinen, K. (2009). Information and Organization, 19(1), 59-62.

An Integrative Model of Trust on IT Outsourcing: Examining a Bilateral Perspective. Lee, J., Huynh, M., and Hirschheim, R. (2008). Information Systems Frontiers, 10(2), 145-164.

The Structure of the IS Discipline Reconsidered: Implications and Reflections from a Community of Practice Perspective. Klein, H., and Hirschheim, R. (2008). Information and Organization, 18(4), 280-302.

Some Guidelines for the Critical Reviewing of Conceptual Papers. Hirschheim, R. (2008). Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9(8), 432-441.

Strategic Alignment in Mergers and Acquisitions: Theorizing IS Integration Decision-Making. Mehta, M., and Hirschheim, R. (2007). Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 8(3), 143-174.

A Lifetime of Theory and Action on the Ethical Use of Computers - A Dialogue with Enid Mumford. Porra, J., and Hirschheim, R. (2007). Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 8(9), 467-478.

Fighting Against Windmills: Strategic Information Systems and Organizational Deep Structures. Silva, L., and Hirschheim, R. (2007). MISQ, 31(2), 327-354.

Determinants of ASP Choice: an Integrated Perspective. Jayatilaka, B., Schwarz, A., and Hirschheim, R. (2003). European Journal of Information Systems, 12(3), 210-224.

Books

Information Systems Outsourcing. Hirschheim, R. In D. Straub and R. Welke (Eds.), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd Edition. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Information Systems Outsourcing in the New Economy: Enduring Themes, Global Challenges and Process Opportunities. Hirschheim, R., Heinzl, A., and Dibbern, J. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Professional and Service Activities
Promotion and Tenure Committee, Committee Chair
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. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Oulu (Finland). And in 2007, he was made “Fellow” of the Association for Information Systems
Employed by LSU since:
2003
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