Information Systems Research Program

Founded in 1978, the Information Systems Research Program (ISRP) enjoys a world-wide reputation, supporting the ongoing research of UCLA Anderson's faculty and students and providing close ties to the IS professional community represented by members of the IS Associates, which provides for a portion of the ISRP's core funding.

The ISRP currently supports a variety of research activities. It first of all funds a portion of the costs associated with several 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 recently established Visiting Fellows Program. Additionally, 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 is co-author (with Michael Schermann and colleagues at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen) of a research-in-progress paper, "When Does Learning Pay Off? The Relationship of Organizational Learning and ITO Vendor Profitability," presented at the 35th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) recently held in Auckland. The collaboration resulted from the earlier visit of TUM doctoral student Stefan Hoermann at the Anderson School in the Winter 2013.

IS doctoral grad David Firth, now at University of Montana, organized a panel on "The King is Dead! Long Live the King! Homelessness and Survival in the IS Field," at the recent 35th ICIS in Auckland.

This past spring, Professor Swanson was also a keynote speaker and panelist on "Diffusion and Innovation Theory: Past, Present, and Future Contributions to Academia and Practice," at the IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, held in Aalborg, June 2-4, 2014. He also gave a talk on "How are IS Research Impacts Achieved?" at the Copenhagen Business School on June 6.

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