Exploring the ACIS community through the analysis of co-authorship across Institutions

Dang, D and Kautz, K 2017, 'Exploring the ACIS community through the analysis of co-authorship across Institutions', in The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Hobart, Australia, 4-6 December 2017, pp. 1-11.


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Title Exploring the ACIS community through the analysis of co-authorship across Institutions
Author(s) Dang, D
Kautz, K
Year 2017
Conference name The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Conference location Hobart, Australia
Conference dates 4-6 December 2017
Proceedings title The 28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Abstract This research employs a social network analysis (SNA) approach to study the longitudinal changes in co-authorship and affiliations of authors, who published in the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) from 2001 to 2011. The research explores the structural patterns of co-authorship at the institution and individual author levels, and found research collaboration tend to occur between authors in the same regions and institutions. Descriptive findings further revealed key authors with rich and diverse co-authorship ties, as well as the tendency of authors to collaborate in silos within institutions. A longitudinal SNA method was performed to statistically deduce the changing patterns of co-authorship and affiliations from a sample of the authors in this 11-year period, which complements the descriptive findings. The discussion of our findings results in recommendations to improve the ACIS community's productivity and in directions for future studies concerning the applications of SNA in examining research collaboration.
Subjects Informetrics
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Copyright notice © 2017 Dang-Pham and Kautz. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Australia License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and ACIS are credited.
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