Celebrating inspiring new practices, new paradigms and provocative thinking, the European Research Paper of the Year 2018 award recognizes the best, most solid and relevant European research papers.
At CIONEXT, we welcomed the 2 finalists of this year ERPOTY award to a session moderated by Egon Berghout, President of the Benelux Chapter of the Association for Information Systems. In this session, each finalist shared and discussed the main findings of their research paper and reflected on the pratical applications in business and for CIOs.
The winner of the European Research Paper of the Year 2018 was announced also during CIONEXT. Check out what both winner and runner-up had to say about their research papers!
European Research Paper of the Year 2018- Winner
Martin Hibbeln (Universityof Duisburg-Essen), Jeffrey L. Jenkins (Brigham Young University), Christoph Schneider (City University of Hong Kong), Joseph S. Valacich(University of Arizona) and Markus Weinmann (University of Liechtenstein) authored this year’s winning research paper: “How Is Your User Feeling? Inferring Emotion Through Human-Computer Interaction Devices.”
In this research, the authors questioned if negative emotions influence mouse cursor movements and if mouse cursor movements can be used to infer negative emotions. Watch Markus Weinmann’s interview and see what they found.
European Research Paper of the Year 2018- Runner-up
Fredrik Svahn (University of Gothenburg), Lars Mathiassen (Georgia State University) and Rikard Lindgren (University of Gothenburg; University of Borås) developed the research paper that was runner-up for this year’s ERPOTY award: “Embracing Digital Innovation in Incumbent Firms: How Volvo Cars Managed Competing Concerns.”
The main vectors of this research were rooted in 4 competing concerns – focus (product versus process), collaboration (internal versus external), governance (control versus flexibility) and capability (existing versus requisite). The authors analysed the existing literature and combined it with insights from the Volvo Cars case. Watch Fredrik Svahn’s interview and see what they found about the ways incumbent organisations can maneuver these competing concerns as they embrace digital innovation.
For more information about this research paper, you can also read the original full paper.