Carol Saunders, Ph. D.

Professor Emeritus, Management

Carol Saunders, Ph. D.


Carol Saunders, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Saunders has received lifetime accomplishment awards from two disciplines: the LEO award in the Information Systems (IS) discipline and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the OCIS Division of the Academy of Management. She also is an Association of Information Systems Fellow and a Schoeller Senior Fellow. She served on a number of editorial boards, including a three-year term as Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly. She served as General Conference Chair of the premier IS conference, ICIS, and is serving as the program co-chair of AMCIS 2015. She helped found the Organization Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) division of the Academy of Management and served in a variety of positions including its program chair and division chair. She was the Distinguished Fulbright Scholar at the Wirtschafts Universitaet – Wien (WU) in Austria and earlier held a Professional Fulbright with the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute. She has held research chairs in Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Netherlands. Her current research interests include overload, sourcing, virtual teams, and time. She has published in top-ranked management, IS, computer science and communication journals. She now serves on several editorial boards including Organization Science.

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Wiener, M., & Saunders, C. (2014). Forced coopetition in IT multi-sourcingThe Journal of Strategic Information Systems23(3), 210-225. (See audio slides on right of linked page)

Marcoulides, G., Chin, W., and Saunders, C. “When Imprecise Statistical Statements Become Problematic: A Response to Goodhue, Lewis and Thompson,” MIS Quarterly, 2012, 36(3), 717-728.

Saunders, C., Rutkowski, A.F., Genuchten, M. van, Vogel, D., and Orrego, J.M. “Virtual Space and Place: Theory and Test,” MIS Quarterly, 2011, 35(4), 1079-1098. Appendices

Wu, Y. and Saunders, C. “Governing Information Security: Governance Domains and Decision Rights Allocation Patterns,” Information Resources Management Journal,  2011, 24(1), 28-45.

Marcoulides, G., Chin, W., Saunders, C. “A Critical Look at Partial Least Squares Modeling.” MIS Quarterly, 2009, 33(1), 171-175. Foreword to Special Issue on PLS.

Linden, L., Saunders, C. “Linux Kernel Developers Embracing Authors Embracing Licenses.” International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, 2009, 1(3), 15-35.

Rutkowski, A. F., Vogel, C., van Genuchten, M., Saunders, C. ”Communication in Virtual Teams: 10 Years of Experience in Education.” IEEE Journal on Professional Communication, 2008, 51(3), 302-312.

Veltri, N. F., Saunders, C., Kavan, C. B. “Information Systems Backsourcing: Correcting Problems and Responding to Opportunities.” California Management Review, 2008, 51(1), 50-76.

Hancock, P., Saunders, C. “It’s About Time: An Undergraduate Honors Course on the Topic of Time.” Kronoscope, 2008, 8(1), 45-54.

Hornik, S., Saunders, C., Li, J., Moskal, P., Dzuiban, C. “The Impact of Paradigm Development and Course Level on Performance in Technology-Mediated Learning Environments.” Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline, 2008, 11, 35-58.

Saunders, C., Flammia, M. “A Subtle War of Words on the Internet.” International Journal of Electronic Business, 2008, 6(4), 342-353.

Flammia, M., Saunders, C. “Language as Power on the Internet.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2007, 58(12), 1899-1903.

Rutkowski, A.F, Saunders, C, Vogel, D. and van Genuchten, M. “Is It Already 4a.m. in Your Time Zone?: Focus Immersion and Temporal Dissociation in Virtual Teams,” Small Group Research, February 2007, Vol. 38, No. 1.

Saunders, C.S. and Ahuja, M. “Are All Distributed Teams the Same? Differentiating Between Temporary and Ongoing Distributed Teams,” Small Group Research, December 2006, Vol. 37, No. 6, 662-700

Sivo, S., Saunders, C.S., Chang, Q. and Jiang, J. “How Low Should You Go?: Low Response Rates and the Validity of Inference in IS Questionnaire Research,” Journal of AIS, July 2006, Vol. 7, Issue 6, Article 17, 351-414.

Klein, G., Jiang, J. and Saunders, C. “Leading the Horse to Water,” Communications of the AIS, 2006, Vol. 13, Article 18.

Premkumar, G., Ramamurthy, K. and Saunders, C. “Information Processing View of Organizations: An Exploratory Examination of Fit in the Context of Inter-organizational Relationships,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 2005, Vol. 22, No. 1, 257-294.

Van Genuchten, M., Vogel, D., Rutkowski, A., and Saunders, C. “Innovation in Information Systems Education – VI, HKNET: Instilling Realism into Emerging Trends,” Communications of the CAIS, 2005, 15, 357-370.

Paul, S., Saunders, C.S. and Haseman, W.D. “A Question of Timing: The Impact of Information Acquisition on Group Decision Making,” Information Resources Management Journal, 2005, Vol. 18, No. 4, 81-100 and reprinted, with modifications, in Emerging Information Resources Management and Technologies, M. Khosrow-Pour (ed.), Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, 2007.

Elgarah, W., Falaleeva, N., Saunders, C., Ilie, V., Shim, J.T., Courtney, J. “Data Exchange in Interorganizational Relationships: Review through Multiple Conceptual Lenses,” Database, 2005, Vol. 36, No. 1, 8-29.

Saunders, C.S., Van Slyke, C. and Vogel, D.”My Time or Yours? Managing Time Visions in Global Virtual Teams,” Academy of Management Executive, 2004, Vol. 18, No. 1, 19-31.

Schwarzkopf, A., Mejias, A., Jasperson, ‘J, Saunders, C.S., Gruenwald, H. “Expecting the Unexpected: Effective Practices for IT Skills Staffing,” Communications of the ACM, 2004, Vol. 47, No. 1, 83-88.

Winter, S., Saunders, C.S. and Hart, P. “Impression Management with Websites: Are They Only Electronic Window Dressing,” European Journal of Information Systems, 2003, Vol. 12, No. 4, 309-324.

Saunders, C.S., Carte, T., Jasperson, ‘J., and Butler, B. “Lessons Learned from the Trenches of Metatriangulation Research,” Communications of CAIS, February 2003, Vol. 11, Article 14,

Miranda, S. and Saunders, C.S. “The Social Construction of Meaning: An Alternative Perspective on Information Sharing,” Information Systems Research, 2003, Vol. 14, No. 1, 87-106.

Wu, Y and Saunders C.S. “The IS Core: Further Along the Road to the IS Artifact,” Communications of the CAIS, 2003, Vol 12, Article 36, 562-567.

Jasperson,’J., Carte, T., Saunders, C.S., Butler, B.S., Croes, H.J.P, Zheng, W.J. “Power and Information Technology Research: A Metatriangulation Review, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2002, Vol. 26, No. 4, 397-459. Best Paper, MIS Quarterly, 2002.

Pearlson, K. and Saunders, C.S. “There’s No Place Like Home: Managing Telecommuting Paradoxes,” Academy of Management Executive, 2001, Vol. 15, No. 2, 117-128.


Applegate, L., Wiener, M., Saunders, C. and Gill, G. “Adidas Group: IT Multi-sourcing”, Harvard Business School Case, June 3, 2014, N9-815-002.

Rutkowski, A.F., Saunders, C. and Hatton, L. “The Generational Impact of Computers,” IEEE Software, 2013, 87-89 (reviewed by editor).

Hirschheim, R., Saunders, C. and Straub, D. “Historical Interpretations of the IS Discipline: An Introduction to the Special Issue,” Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 2012, 13(4), Article 4. Foreword to Special Issue on the History of the IS Discipline.

Rutkowski, A.-F. and Saunders, C. “Growing Pains with Information Overload,” Computer (IEEE), June, 2010, Vol. 43, No. 6, 96, 94-95 (reviewed by editor)

King, John Leslie; Myers, Michael David; Rivard, Suzanne; Saunders, Carol; and Weber, Ron (2010) “What Do We Like About the IS Field?,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 26, Article 20.

Vogel, D., van Genuchten, M. and Saunders, C. “IS Innovation: Thinking Beyond the Silo,” Computer (IEEE), September 2009, Vol. 42, No. 9, 96-98.

Neiderman, F. Gregor, S., Grover, V., Lytinnen, K., and Saunders, C. “IS Has Outgrown the Need for Reference Discipline Theories, or Has It,” Communications of the AIS, 2009, 24, Article 37.

Saunders, C.S. “Meeting the Real Challenges in Leading Virtual Teams,” Cutter Benchmark Review, July 2006, Vol. 6, No. 7, 5-13.

Gray, P., Lyytinen, K., Saunders, C.S., Watson, R.T., Willcocks, L. & Zwass, V. “How Should We Manage Our Journals in the Future: A Discussion of Richard T. Watson’s Proposal at ICIS 2004,” Communications of the AIS, 2006, Vol. 18, No. 14.


Saunders, C and Kim, J., “Perspectives on Time,” MIS Quarterly, 31(4), December, 2007, iii-xi.

Saunders, C and Benbasat, I., “A Camel Going Through the Eye of a Needle,” MIS Quarterly, 31(3), September, 2007, iii-xviii.

Saunders, C, “Information Systems in Developing Countries,” MIS Quarterly, 31(2), June, 2007, iii-vi.

Markus, M.L. and Saunders, C. “Looking for a Few Good Concepts …and Theories.. for the Information Systems Field,” MIS Quarterly, 31(1), March, 2007, iii-vi.

Saunders, C. “When is Enough, Enough?” MIS Quarterly, 30 (4), December 2006, iii-vii.

Saunders, C. “What Does it Take for a Journal to be Global?,” MIS Quarterly, 30 (3), September 2006, iii-vi.

Marcoulides, G. A. and Saunders, C. “PLS: A Silver Bullet?,” MIS Quarterly, 30 (2), June 2006, iii-ix.

Saunders, C. “Necessary Changes,” MIS Quarterly, 30 (1), March 2006, iii-vi.

Saunders C. “Between a Rock and a Hard Spot,” MIS Quarterly, 29 (4), December 2005, iii-viii.

Saunders, C. “Looking for Diamond Cutters,” MIS Quarterly, 29 (1), March 2005, iii-viii.

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