1. All change!
It is with considerable pleasure that we introduce Volume 9 of JSIS with details of our
new editorial team. Joining me as joint editor-in-chief is Sirkka Jarvenpaa of the Univer-
sity of Texas, Austin, USA. Replacing Jon Turner as editor for the Americas region is
Blake Ives of Louisiana State University, USA. Neither Sirkka nor Blake need any intro-
duction, however. Both are well known and respected throughout the Information Systems
community worldwide for their scholarship and their various contributions to the devel-
opment of our discipline. It is both a great pleasure and honour to have them join the JSIS
It is not quite all change, however, as Mike Vitale and I continue in our roles as regional
editors for Asia Paci®c and Europe, the Middle East and Africa respectively. Having said
that, Mike is moving from Melbourne Business School to take up a new challenge as Dean
of the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the University of New
South Wales, while I am taking the `opposite' route: having stepped down as Dean of
Warwick Business School in 1998, I am now to take up a Chair in Information Systems at
the London School of Economics (LSE)!
In addition, Dorothy Leidner (INSEAD, France) joins Ramon O'Callaghan (Tilburg
University, The Netherlands) as joint case studies editor, while Philip Powell, having
recently moved from Goldsmiths College, London to the University of Bath School of
Management, remains book reviews editor. `Continuity and change', as my former collea-
gue at Warwick, Andrew Pettigrew would say!
2. This edition
The global nature of our subject is once again illustrated by the papers that appear in this
edition of JSIS Ð with contributions from the USA, South Korea, the UK and Singapore.
We start with a Viewpoint article by Marilyn Helms and Lawrence Ettkin, both of the
University of Tennessee at Chatanooga, and Daniel Morris, Director of Marketing of the
Gale Corporation, North Highlands, California, USA, Their article reminds us that the
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