Information Systems Department

The Information Systems Department helps future managers to develop decision-making skills as they relate to IS and information technology by emphasizing the key roles these areas play in attaining a firm’s objectives.

The department focuses on IS as an integral part of a company’s management infrastructure and the impact of the digitalization process on current business strategies.

Coursework includes Transforming Organizations and Markets with ICTs, and Using Technology to Create Strategic Options.

Through their research, the department’s faculty is exploring the most recent and influential ideas relating to information systems.

Areas of expertise

  • The role of new technologies in implementation processes
  • Strategic management and information systems
  • ICT-enabled innovation
  • Competitive strategy and IT/IS
  • Media and entertainment
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Social media


Journal Articles (refereed)

THOMAS, L. D. W., AUTIO, E., GANN, D. M. (2022). Processes of ecosystem emergence. TECHNOVATION, 115. doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2021.102441.
PHILLIPS, N., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2022). Where to from here? A note from the new editorial team. Innovation-Organization & Management, 24 (1), 1-3. doi:10.1080/14479338.2022.2061114.
CLEMENTS, Z., PARMAR, R., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2022). Measuring platform return on participation. Business Horizons, 65 (2), 193-204. doi:10.1016/j.bushor.2021.02.036.
PUJOL, L., WAREHAM, J., ROMASANTA, A. K. (2022). The puzzle of sharing scientific data. Industry and Innovation, 29 (2), 219-250. doi:10.1080/13662716.2022.2033178.
GREGORY, R. W., HENFRIDSSON, O., KÁGANER, E., KYRIAKOU, H. (2022). Data network effects. Key conditions, shared data, and the data value duality. Academy of Management Review, 47 (1), 189-192. doi:10.5465/amr.2021.0111.
AUTIO, E., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2021). Researching ecosystems in innovation contexts. Innovation and Management Review. doi:10.1108/INMR-08-2021-0151.
M. BOGERS, M. L. A., GARUD, R., THOMAS, L. D. W., TUERTSCHER, P., YOO, Y. (2021). Digital innovation. Transforming research and practice. Innovation-Organization & Management. doi:10.1080/14479338.2021.2005465.
THOMAS, L. D. W., TEE, R. (2021). Generativity: a systematic review and conceptual framework. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT REVIEWS. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12277. (Online first)
LEIPONEN, A., THOMAS, L. D. W., WANG, Q. (2021). The dApp economy. A new platform for distributed innovation? Innovation-Organization & Management. doi:10.1080/14479338.2021.1965887. (Online first)
WAREHAM, J., PUJOL, L., KENNETH ROMASANTA, A., WAREHAM MATHIASSEN, T., NORDBERG, M., GARCIA TELLO, P. (2021). Systematizing serendipity for big science infrastructures. The ATTRACT project. TECHNOVATION. doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2021.102374. (Online first)

Working Papers

KYRIAKOU, H., MAJCHRZAK, A., WAREHAM, J. (2021). The Role of polycentric governance technologies in digital knowledge commons.
GENC, Y., KYRIAKOU, H., MARUPING , L. (2021). Understanding the role of network structure in the dissemination of cryptocurrencies.
CHONDRAKIS, G., KYRIAKOU, H., PRATTO, M., RINGOV, D. (2021). Platform competition & the impact of algorithmic governance on Apple's App Store.
GENC, Y., KYRIAKOU, H. (2021). Diffusion of blockchain based innovations. An informational cascades perspective.
KYRIAKOU, H., LEE , H., GENC, Y., MARUPING , L. (2020). The Effects of novelty. Density and metaknowledge on digital market entry. Academy of Management Journal.


CAO , Z., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2021). Ecosystem benefits. An integrative framework. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2021. Academy of Management Proceedings.
SNIHUR, Y., THOMAS, L. D. W., GARUD , R. (2021). Entrepreneurial framing. A literature review and future research directions. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Vitual 2021. Academy of Management Proceedings.
SCHNEIDER, C., WEINMANN, M., VOM BROCKE, J. (2021). Introduction to the minitrack behavioral economics in the digital economy. Digital nudging and interface design. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 67-73). Manoa, Hawaii: University of Hawaii.
SCHNEIDER, C., VALACICH, J. S., JENKINS, J. (2021). Introduction to the minitrack human-computer interaction in the digital economy. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 4424 - 4425). Manoa, Hawaii: University of Hawaii.
KYRIAKOU, H. (2020). How self-regulation affects sharing markets. Analysis using a quasi-natural experiment. ICIS 2020 Proceedings. Association for Information Systems.

Articles in other publications

THOMAS, L. D. W. (2022). Split decision: when do corporate splits make sense? IESE Business School Insight (161), pp. 56-63.
THOMAS, L. D. W. (2022). ¿Ha llegado el momento de escindir tu empresa? IESE Business School Insight (161), pp. 56-63.
SIEBER, S. (2021). El "shock" de la densidad digital en nuestro negocio. Cómo afrontar una transformación que aún está por llegar. Harvard Deusto Business Review (311).
THOMAS, L. D. W. (2021). El Trabajo remoto puede funcionar. Harvard Deusto Business Review (310), pp. 32-34.
ZAMORA, J., RICART, J. E. (2020). Radiografía de la transformación digital en España. Seis metacompetencias críticas. Harvard Deusto Business Review (303), pp. 20-37.


THOMAS, L. D. W. (2016). Ecosystem emergence. An Investigation into the emergence of six digital ecosystems. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J., PORTA, V. (2005). Los sistemas de información en la empresa actual. Aspectos estratégicos y alternativas tácticas. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R. (2005). ¡Líbranos Señor de...!. Análisis irónico de las organizaciones y sus gentes. Barcelona: Ediciones Granica.

Edited books

DUTTON, W. H., KAHIN, B., O'CALLAGHAN, R., WYCKOFF, A. W. (2004). Transforming enterprise: The economic and social implications of information technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Book Chapters

AARIKKA-STENROOS, L., RITALA, P., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2021). Circular economy ecosystems. A typology, definitions, and implications. In Teerikangas, S.; Onkila, T.; Koistinen, K.; and Mäkelä, M. (Eds.), Research Handbook of Sustainability Agency (pp. 260–276). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
PODOYNITSYNA, K., SNIHUR, Y., THOMAS, L. D. W., GRÉGOIRE, D. (2020). Creating meta-narratives. How analogies and metaphors support business model innovation. In Sund, K. J., Galavan, R. J., and M. Bogers (Eds.), Business models and cognition (pp. 135-167). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
GKEREDAKIS, M. (2020). Exploring the accomplishment of inter-organizational collaboration. The value of thick descriptions. In Mir, Raza and Fayard, Anne-Laure (Eds.), The Routledge companion to anthropology and business (pp. 526). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
AUTIO, E., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2020). Value co-creation in ecosystems. Insights and research promise from three disciplinary perspectives. In Nambisan, Satish ; Lyytinen, Kalle and Yoo, Youngjin (Eds.), Handbook of Digital Innovation (pp. 107–132). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
THOMAS, L. D. W., AUTIO, E. (2020). Innovation ecosystems in management. An organizing typology. In Oxford University Press (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.


CHABRAK, N., THOMAS, L. D. W., BASCAVUSOGLU-MOREAU, E., BOUHADDIOUI, C. (2021). 2019/2020 GEM UAE Social Entrepreneurship Report. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor UAE.
ZAMORA, J., RICART, J. E., GUERRA CORTADA, T., PÉREZ TEJADA, J. L. (2020). Estudio IESE-Penteo sobre transformación digital en España.
VALOR SABATIER, J., ARROYO, C., LEE, K. (2018). The Media Landscape: From Showtime to Screen Time. IESE.
CHABRAK, N., BOUHADDIOUI, C., BASCAVUSOGLU-MOREAU, E., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2018). Annual Report United Arab Emirates 2017/18. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor UAE.
CHABRAK, N., BASCAVUSOGLU-MOREAU, E., BOUHADDIOUI, C., THOMAS, L. D. W. (2017). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor United Arab Emirates. 2016/17 Annual Report. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor UAE.


ZAMORA, J., VALOR SABATIER, J., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2022). Paack: Harnessing Data in the Logistics Industry. IESE, SI-213-E.
ZAMORA, J., TÀPIES, J., COSTA, X., VILET, A. M., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2022). Smartpik: Pikolin's Smart Mattress. IESE, SI-214-E.
ZAMORA, J., TÀPIES, J., COSTA, X., VILET, A. M., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2022). SmartPik: el colchón inteligente de Pikolin. IESE, SI-214.
ZAMORA, J., VALOR SABATIER, J., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2022). Paack: aprovechando el potencial de los datos en la industria logística. IESE, SI-213.
SIEBER, S. (2022). FreshDirect: Forget Delivery. Our Business Is All About Food. IESE, SI-212-E.

Technical Notes

WONG ELLINGER, E., GREGORY, R. W., DEANGELO, M., KÁGANER, E. (2020). An Introduction to Holacracy. IESE, SIN-63-E.
PÉREZ BALAGUER, J., GREGORY, R. W., ZAMORA, J. (2019). Jobs to Be Done. Aplicación en entornos de alta densidad digital. IESE, SIN-62.
PÉREZ BALAGUER, J., GREGORY, R. W., ZAMORA, J. (2019). Jobs to Be Done. Application in Environments of High Digital Density. IESE, SIN-62-E.
GREGORY, R. W., SAVIC, B. (2019). Blockchain for Managers. IESE, SIN-61-E.
GREGORY, R. W., RÖTHKE, C. (2019). Communicating Requirements With User Stories. IESE, SIN-60-E.