Information Systems Research Program

Founded in 1978, the Information Systems Research Program (ISRP) supports the ongoing research of UCLA Anderson's faculty and students and provides close ties to the IS professional community represented by members of the IS Associates, which provides funding.

The ISRP supports a variety of research activities. It funds ongoing faculty research projects. It provides for research assistantships, supports travel to scholarly conferences, and funds needed research equipment. It also supports doctoral student research and a Visiting Fellows Program. It publishes an IS Working Paper Series, supports research presentations by visitors, and maintains relationships with business firms which cooperate in and serve as sites for research. Among the IS Associates, some participate in cooperative research as IS Research Associates.  

Prof. Burt Swanson is Director of the ISRP.  

In the News

Professor Burt Swanson presented a paper, "Technology as Routine Capability," at the recent 2016 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, held in Anaheim.  An extended abstract appears in the Best Papers Proceedings.  The paper received the second runner-up award for the best paper presented in the Organizational Communications and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of the AoM.  

Professor Swanson also presented a paper, "Recalling IBIS: Can Argumentation be Disciplined?", at the 2016 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) held in San Diego.  The paper can be accessed at the Electronic Library of the Association for Information Systems.  He was further an invited guest speaker at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2016 annual meeting in Edmonton, giving a talk on "Overarching Questions in Information Systems Research."

Concluding a productive and notable IS academic career, Professor and IS doctoral grad Neil Ramiller, Portland State University, retired this past June and is now pursuing independent studies.  He leaves a legacy of important academic work.  Congratulations, Neil!  

For further information, please contact:  

Marco Alvarado
ISRP Support Staff
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Cornell Hall D502
Box 951481
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Phone: (310) 825-2881 | Fax : (310) 794-4257