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Standard Making:
A Critical Research Frontier for Information Systems

MISQ Special Issue Workshop
Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers
December 12-14, 2003

Proceedings are published online. Click on talk title for presentation slides.

Friday, December 12


An informal cocktail reception will be held in Meeting Suite 428 of the hotel from 7:00-8:30 p.m. You are welcome to bring a guest.

Saturday, December 13

Sessions will be in the Cedar Room (2nd floor)

Coffee (8:30-9:00)

1. Welcome and Plenary #1 (9:00-10:30)

Chair: Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve


Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve

The Evolution of Vertical IS Standards: Electronic Interchange Standards in the US Home Mortgage Industry
M. Lynne Markus, Bentley
Charles W. Steinfield, Michigan State
Rolf T. Wigand, U. Arkansas Little Rock
Reflexive Standardization: Interpreting Side-effects and Escalation in Standard-Making
Edoardo Jacucci, U. Oslo
Miria Grisot, U. Oslo
Margunn Aanestad, U. Oslo
Ole Hanseth, U. Oslo
The Adoption and Diffusion of Interorganizational System Standards and Process Innovations
Matthew L. Nelson, U. Illinois
Michael J. Shaw, U. Illinois

Coffee Break (10:30-10:45)

2. Keynote (10:45-12:00)

Chair: John L. King, U. Michigan

Keynote Address: “Innovation, Components, and Complements”
Hal Varian, U.C. Berkeley

Lunch (12:15-13:15)

Lunch will be in the Cirrus Room (35th floor)

3. Breakout Groups (13:30-15:00)

Each attendee has an assigned breakout session

Group 1: Business Standards and Frameworks

Chair: M. Lynne Markus, Bentley

Institutionalisation of e-Business Standards
Ian Graham, U. Edinburgh
Neil Pollock, U. Edinburgh
Alison Smart, Manchester
Robin Williams, U. Edinburgh
Standardization of XML-based E-business Frameworks
Paavo Kotinurmi, Helsinki U. Tech.
Juha-Miikka Nurmilaakso, Helsinki U. Tech.
Hannu Laesvuori, Helsinki U. Tech.
Market Place and Technology Standards for B2B Ecommerce: Progress and Challenges
Conan C. Albrecht, Brigham Young
Douglas L. Dean, Brigham Young
James V. Hansen, Brigham Young

Group 3: Adopters and Adoption of Standards

Chair: Michael J. Shaw, U. Illinois

Monopoly Power in Standards is a Myth
Nitin Aggarwal, Texas Tech
Eric A. Walden, Texas Tech
Effectively Managing Information Systems Architecture Standards: An Intra-Organization Perspective
Waifong Boh, Carnegie-Mellon
Daniel Yellin, IBM
Bob Dill, IBM
James D. Herbsleb, Carnegie-Mellon
Why Firms Adopt Platform Standards: A Grounded Theory of Open Source Platforms
Jason Dedrick, UC Irvine
Joel West, San José State

Group 2: Standardization Practices and Coordination

Chair: Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve

Stakeholder Identification in IT Standardization Processes
Henk de Vries, Rotterdam
Hugo Verheul, Technical U. Delft
Harmen Willemse, Rotterdam
The Role of Standards in the Information Infrastructure Development, Revisited
Vladislav V. Fomin, U. Michigan
Enabling an Operator-Independent Transaction Model for Mobile Phone Content Service Provision Through the Open CPA Standard
Petter Nielsen, U. Oslo
Ole Hanseth, U. Oslo
The Need for a Strategic Ontology
Kay M. Nelson, Ohio State
H. James Nelson, Ohio State

Group 4: Industry-Specific Standards

Chair: Rolf T. Wigand, U. Arkansas Little Rock

The Network Effect Helix
Roman Beck, Goethe U.
Tim Weitzel, Goethe U.
Daniel Beimborn, Goethe U.
Wolfgang König, Goethe U.
Identification of Different Types of Standards for Domain-Specific Interoperability
Robert A. Stegwee, U. Twente
Boriana D. Rukanova, U. Twente
A Conceptual Model for Comparative Analysis of Standardization of Vertical Industry Languages
Hemant Jain, UW Milwaukee
Huimin Zhao, UW Milwaukee
Is Digital Medicine a Standards Nightmare?
Thomas Lucy-Bouler, Auburn U. Montgomery
Dan Morgenstern, Auburn U. Montgomery

Refreshments (15:00-15:30)

4. Plenary #2 (15:30-16:45)

Chair: Vladislav V. Fomin, U. Michigan

A Network ROI
Tim Weitzel, Goethe U.
Open e-Business Standard Development and Adoption: An Integrated Perspective
Mu Xia, U. Illinois
Kexin Zhao, U. Illinois
Michael J. Shaw, U. Illinois
Defending the Spirit of the Web: Conflicts in the Internet Standards Process
Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Inst. Tech.
Jeffrey V. Nickerson, Stevens Inst. Tech.

Sunday, December 14

Sessions will be in the Juniper Room (2nd floor)

Coffee (8:30-9:00)

5. Plenary #3 (9:00-10:15)

Chair: Hemant Jain, UW Milwaukee

Realizing the Vision for Web Services: Strategies for Dealing with Imperfect Standards
Sanjay Gosain, U. Maryland
Product Interoperability in the Enterprise Systems Software Industry: A Social Network Approach
Ramnath K. Chellappa, U. So. Calif.
Nilesh Saraf, Florida Atlantic
Design, Sense-making and Negotiation activities in the “Web Services” standardization process
Francesco Virili, U. Cassino

Coffee Break (10:15-10:30)

6. Panel Discussion (10:30-11:45)

Chair: John L. King, U. Michigan

The Role of Standards in the Creation and Use of Information Systems
Joel West, San José State
Panel discussion: What Role Should Standards Play in I.S. Research?
Ellen Christiaanse, University of Amsterdam
Suzi Iacono, National Science Foundation
Robert Kauffman, University of Minnesota (slides)

Conclusions (11:45-12:00)

Chairs: John L. King, U. Michigan and Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve