European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance related to Information Systems 2004 (ECMLG 2004)

Venue: University of Reading

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jul 01, 2004 End Date/Time: Jul 03, 2004
Registration Date: Jun 10, 2004
Early Registration Date: Apr 08, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 01, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Feb 26, 2004
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The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in the issues related to Management, Leadership and Governance, especially as it relates to the information systems field, to share their thinking and research findings.

These fields of study are broadly described as including issues related to the management of information systems resources, the interface between CIOs and CEOs, the formal governance of the information systems function, the appointment and responsibility of the information systems director and the relationship between information systems management and the rest of the organisation.

This Conference provides a forum for discussion, collaboration and intellectual exchange for all those interested in any of these fields of research or practice.

The conference committee welcomes both acdemic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research in practice are welcomed approaches. Work-in-progress, panel discussion, proposals for workshops and tutorials are also welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:-
The relationship between leadership; management and bureaucracy; The nature of IS governance; Interfacing IS governance with corporate governance; Sustainable IS leadership; Types of IS leadership and governance; Corporate politics in and around the IS function; The relationship between the CIO and the CEO; The power and influence of management versus leadership; Critical success factors for a CIO; Measuring the performance of the CIO; Creating sustainable IS leadership; From the CIO to the CKO and/or CTO roles in the organization; Career development for IS leadership; Sustaining leadership in the changing world of IS; Bridging the stove pipe mind-set; IS technological leadership; Impact of non-IS executives on IT effectiveness; How the intensity of IS usage effects the CIO role; External market pressures on the CIO; Best practices in IS technological leadership; Justifying IT Investments at Boardroom level; Outsourcing the CIO; The influence of non-IS executive use of IT on a firm’s performance; Influence of mergers and acquisitions on IT; Effect of the board of directors and shareholders on IT policy; Best practices in executive leadership for IT.

Submission details:
Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 100 and no more than 500 words including keywords to be received by 1 December 2003. Abstracts have to include the proposed title for the paper, the full names, addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author.
File type: Word for Windows.
Submission: By e-mail attachment to Professor Dan Remenyi at:
Full paper: Only required after acceptance of abstract and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references. Submission date will be no later than 26 February 2004.

Important information:
The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference. The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract acceptance. All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced. Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration). Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 1 December 2003 Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 January 2004
Final copy of full paper due: 26 February 2004 Notification of acceptance (with possible changes): 31 March 2004
Final paper submission: 30 April 2004


Additional Information

A Call for Papers and details for registration, committee and venue are all available on the conference website at