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Proactively Managing the Early Stages of an IS Academic Career:  Keynote at the ICIS Junior Faculty Consortium in Seoul, Korea, December 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Workshops: MIS Quarterly Reviewer Development Workshop, Seoul, Korea, December 2017; MIS Quarterly Author Workshop, Boston, August 2017; MIS Quarterly Reviewer Development Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, December 2016; Theory Development, Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2017. 

Achieving Big Data – Theory Synergies Through Research Design and Methods - Keynote at Summer Workshop on Big Data and Analytics, Harbin, China, July 2017.



Jessica Pye (dissertation chair Arun Rai),  successfully defended her dissertation on Dec 5 2017. Jessica's dissertation focused on the value of digital innovation in the electric utility and healthcare industries. Jessica is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Systems at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.    

MIS Academic Leadership Conference - Over 100 department chairs, dens, and others in IS leadership positions attended the conference hosted by GSU, Nov 2016. Arun Rai and Dean Richard Philips introducing GSU President Mark Becker.                                                                                                                                                                     

Reducing Capital Market Anomaly: The Role of Information Technology Using an Information Uncertainty Lens (work with Ning Jia  and Sean Xin Xu) - Colloquia at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June 2017; Queensland University of Technology, June 2017.

Social Learning in Information Technology Investment: The Role of Board Interlocks (work with June Cheng, Fian Teng, Sean Xin Xu) -Colloquia at Purdue University, September 2017; Memorial University of New Foundland, September 2017.                                                                                                                                                                    

Avoiding Type III Errors: Formulating IS Research Problems that Matter - Keynotes at IS Summer Workshop, City University of Hong Kong, May 2017; IS Summer Workshop, National University of Singapore, June 2017; Taiwan Summer Workshop on Information Management, June 2017; University of Georgia, Oct 2017.