Management’s Jason Thatcher joins elite list of information systems authors
Management professor Jason Thatcher recently joined elite company in the world of information systems researchers. The business school professor and director of Clemson University’s Social Analytics Institute has earned a spot on the MIS Quarterly Most Prolific Authors List.
MIS Quarterly is a highly regarded, peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the field of Management Information Systems. In its nearly 40 years of publishing, only 58 people have earned a spot on the publication’s prolific authors list. Clemson holds the unique distinction of having two faculty on that list, Thatcher and Varun Grover, the William S. Lee Distinguished Chair in Information Systems.
“This is an elite group of researchers, by any standards, that professor Thatcher has joined, as there are currently more than 4,000 academic members of the Association for Information Systems,” said Alok Gupta, MIS Quarterly publisher, and associate dean in the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
In order to qualify for the MIS Quarterly Most Prolific Authors List, a person must have been published five or more times in the industry’s flagship journal.
“I have truly been blessed by good mentors, smart Ph.D. students, and great programs, such as Creative Inquiry, that have made this accomplishment possible. This acknowledgment is a reflection of the academic climate and resources afforded by the Department of Management and College of Business,” Thatcher said.
In addition to his role as a professor of information systems at Clemson, Thatcher is a senior editor on MIS Quarterly’s Editorial Board and was recently named president of the Association for Information Systems, an international organization for academics specializing in information systems.
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