Publications

BOOKS

Thatchenkery, T. Cooperrider, D. and Avital, M. (Eds.) (2010), Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: From Sustainable Development to Sustainable Value, Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, Volume 3, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK. preview here.

Avital, M., Boland, R.J. and Cooperrider D. (Eds.) (2008) Designing Information and Organizations with a Positive Lens, Advances in Appreciative Inquiry, Volume 2, Elsevier Science, Oxford. preview here.

Cooperrider, D. and Avital, M. (Eds.) (2004) Constructive Discourse and Human Organization, Advances in Appreciative Inquiry Series, Volume 1, Elsevier Science, Oxford. preview here.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

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Braun, F., Avital, M., and Martz, B. (2012) “Action-Centered Team Leadership Influences More than Performance,” Team Performance Management (forthcoming)

Avital, M and Singh, B. (2011) “Collaboration Trumps Competition in High-Tech Project Teams,” Int. J. Organisational Design and Engineering, 1(4), pp. 292-314.  abstract ||| download here

Schultze, U. and Avital, M. (2011), “Designing Interviews to Generate Rich Data for Information Systems Research,” Information and Organization, 21(1), pp. 1-16. read online ||| download here

Baker, J.M., Avital, M., Davis, G.B., Land, F. Morgan, H. and Wetherbe, J.C. (2011), “Technologies that Transform Business: Lessons from the Past as We Look to the Future,” Communications of the AIS, 28(29), pp. 497-508.

Avital, M. (2010), “Innovation through Generative Design,” International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 12(2), pp. 30-34.

Avital, M., Boland, R.J. and Lyytinen, K. (2009) “Introduction to Designing Information and Organizations with a Positive Lens,” Information and Organizations, 19(3), pp. 153-161. download here

Avital, M., Björk, B-C., Boland, R.J., Crowston, K., Lyytinen, K. and Majchrzak, A. (2009) “Open Access Publishing to Nurture the Sprouts of Knowledge and the Future of Information Systems Research,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 24(30), pp. 509-522. download here.

Avital, M. and Te’eni, D. (2009) “From Generative Fit to Generative Capacity: Exploring an Emerging Dimension of Information Systems Design and Task Performance,” Information Systems Journal, 19(4), pp. 345-367. download here.

Atreja, A., Mehta, N. , Jain, A., Harris, M., Ishwaran, H., Avital, M. and Fishleder, A. (2008) “Satisfaction with Web-Based Training in an Integrated Healthcare Delivery Network: Do Age, Education, Computer Skills or Attitudes Matter?” BMCMedical Education, 8(48).

Avital, M., Lyytinen, K., King, J.L., Gordon, M.D., Granger-Happ, E., Mason, R.O. and Watson, R.T. (2007) “Leveraging Information Technology to Support Agents of World Benefit,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 19 (25), pp. 567-588. download here.

Avital, M. and Zandee, D. (2007) “Designing Research with a Positive Lens,” AI Practitioner, November, 7(4), pp. 36-41.

Avital, M., Lyytinen, K., Boland, R.J., Butler , B., Dougherty, D., Fineout, M., Jansen, W., Levina, N., Rifkin W. and Venable, J. (2006) “Design with a Positive Lens: An Affirmative Approach to Designing Information and Organizations,”Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 18 (25), pp. 519-545. download here.

Germonprez, M., Avital, M. and Srinivasan, N. (2006) “The Impacts of the Cascading Style Sheet Standard on Mobile Computing,” Journal of IT Standards and Standardization Research, 4 (2), pp. 55-69.

Avital, M. (2005) “Accelerated Systems Analysis and Design with Appreciative Inquiry: An Action Learning Approach,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 15 (17), pp. 289-314. download here.

Avital, M. and Germonprez, M. (2004) “Reflections on Paragrammatic Uses of Organizational Theory,” Organization Studies, 25 (6), pp. 1045-1048.

Lyytinen, K., Yoo, Y., Varshney, U., Ackerman, M.S., Davis , G., Avital, M., Robey, D., Sawyer, S., and Sorensen, C. (2004) “Surfing the Next Wave: Design and Implementation Challenges of Ubiquitous Computing,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 13 (40), pp. 697-716. download here.

Avital, M. (2002) “Reflections of Time in Lived Experience,” Journal of Management Inquiry, 11 (1), pp. 25-27.

Avital, M. (2000) “Dealing with Time in Social Inquiry: A Tension between Method and Lived Experience,” Organization Science, 11 (6), pp. 665-673. download here

Avital, M. and Vandenbosch, B. (2000) “SAP Implementation at Metalica: An Organizational Drama,” Journal of Information Technology, 15 (3), pp. 183-194.download here

PROCEEDINGS AND OTHER PREPRINTS

Carmel, E., Avital, M. and Gray, P. (2011) “Teaching Foresight and the Future,” Proceedings of IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, Turku, Finland. (forthcoming)

Van Osch, W. and Avital, M., (2010), “Generative Collectives,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Saint Louis, Missouri (forthcoming).

Baker, J.M., Avital, M., Davis, G.B., Land, F. Morgan, H. and Wetherbe, J.C. (2010), “Technologies that Transform Business: Lessons from the Past as We Look to the Future,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Saint Louis, Missouri (forthcoming).

Van Osch, W., Bohnsack, R. and Avital, M., (2010), “From Green IT to Sustainable Value: The Path-Dependent Construction of Sustainable Innovation,” Best Paper Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montréal, Canada.

Braun, F. and Avital, M. (2010) “From Project Management to Project Leadership” Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Lima, Peru.

Van Osch, W. and Avital, M. (2010) “From Green IT to Sustainable Innovation” Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Lima, Peru.

Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K. and Avital, M. (2009), “Project Innovation through Exploration and Exploitation: A Focus on Requirements Practice,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Phoenix, Arizona.

Van Osch, W. and Avital, M. (2009), “Collective Generative Capacity: The Seed of IT-Induced Collective Action and Mass Innovation,” Proceedings of the 8th Journal of Association for Information Systems sponsored Theory Development Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona.

Avital, M. and van Osch, W. (2009), “The Generative Archetypes of Idea Work,”Proceedings of the 25th EGOS Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain.

Avital, M., Björk, B.C., Boland, R.J., Crowston, K. and Majchrzak, A. (2008), “Open Access Publishing and the Future of IS Research,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Paris, France .

Avital, M., Lyytinen, K., Iacono, S., Kraemer, K.L., Sambamurthy, V., and Sawyer, S. (2007) “Data Rich and Data Poor Scholarship: Where Does IS Research Stand?” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montreal, Canada .

Singh, B. and Avital, M. (2007), The Impact of Collaboration and Competition on Project Performance, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Montreal, Canada .

Wright, E. and Avital, M. (2007) “Key Considerations for Designing Electronic Medical Records Systems” Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Keystone, Colorado.

Braun, F. and Avital, M. “Good Project Management Practices Drive More Than Project Success: Learning, Knowledge Sharing and Job Satisfaction in IT Project Teams” (2007) Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Keystone, Colorado.

Avital, M., Gonick, L., King, J.L., Lyytinen, K. Mason, R.O., and Sherman , D. (2006) “Information Technology as an Agent of World Benefit,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)

Avital, M., Lyytinen, K., Faust, J., Gordon, M., Kiri, K. and Watson, R. (2006) “Information and Communication Technology as an Agent of Social Innovation”Proceedings of Business as an Agent of World Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change—A Global Forum called by The Academy of Management, The United Nations Global Compact and Case.

Braun, F. and Avital, M. (2006) “The Role of Accountability in Motivating Knowledge Sharing Among Team Members in Information Technology Projects,”Proceedings of the 12th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Avital, M., Atreja, A, Mehta, N. and Jain, A. (2005) “Development and Psychometric Validation of a Brief Instrument to Measure Satisfaction with Online Training,” Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium (AMIA).

Hansen, S. and Avital, M. (2005) “Contributing Your Wisdom or Showing Your Cards: An Inquiry of Knowledge Sharing Behavior,” Proceedings of the 11thAmericas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), pp. 1813-1817.

Hansen, S., Avital, M. (2005). “Share and Share Alike: The Social and Technological Influences on Knowledge Sharing Behavior,” Case Western Reserve University , USA . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 5(13). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/5-13

Sahm, P. and Avital, M. (2004) “The Moderating Affect of Trust in the Relationship of Project Managers and Project Sponsors,” Proceedings of the 10th AmericasConference on Information Systems (AMCIS), pp. 773-776.

Avital, M. (2004) “Bolstering Knowledge Management Systems with Appreciative Inquiry,” Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

Avital, M. (2003) “Reexamining Information Systems Success through the Information Technology Professionals Perspective,” Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

Avital, M., Collopy, F. (2001). “Assessing Research Performance: Implications for Selection and Motivation,” Case Western Reserve University , USA . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 1(14). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/1-14

COMMENTARY

Avital, M., Boland, R.J. and Singh, J. (2007), “12 Points to Consider in Responding to Thesis Advisers’ and Reviewers’ Comments!,” Available at:http://www.avital.net/edocs/response.html.

Avital, M. and Lyytinen, K. (2006), “10 Critical Questions to Ask When Selecting a Doctoral Program!,” Available at: http://www.avital.net/edocs/phdquest.html.