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

IS doctoral grad Ping Wang – now at the University of Maryland – and co-authors Myeong Lee, Xu Meng, and Brian Butler, won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Dublin, Ireland on December 11 to 14, 2016. They were awarded for their contribution, “Toward an Ecology Theory of Creativity in IT Products: A Study of Mobile Device Industry.” Also participating in ICIS 2016 were Professor Burt Swanson and IS doctoral grads Cynthia Beath, Christina Soh, Vivek Choudhury, Sidne Ward, and David Firth. Soh – now at Nanyang Technical University, where she is Deputy Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs – currently serves as Program Co-chair for ICIS 2017, which will be held in Seoul, Korea this December.

Professor Burt Swanson presented the paper, “How Does New Technology Change the Nature of Work?” at the 4th International Workshop on the Changing Nature of Work (CNoW) held in Dublin, Ireland on December 11, 2016. While in Dublin, Swanson also participated in the IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on “Beyond Interpretivism: New Encounters with Technology and Organization,” held on December 9 and 10.

IS doctoral grad Neil Ramiller is the author of “Early Modern Science as an Institutional Project: Insights from Thomas Sprat’s History of the Royal Society (1667),” submitted in partial fulfillment of his MFA degree, which he earned in June 2017 from Reed College.

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