School of Business and Economics


15 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

Open to Loughborough University PhD students and staff: Paper Development Workshop with Dr Michael Myers

Presented By School of Business and Economics

About this event

Paper Development Workshop with Michael Myers
This workshop is open to University faculty and doctoral research students

15-16 November 2018, Loughborough University, UK (PWW 2018 @ Loughborough)


We are delighted to be able to offer a two-day paper writing workshop designed and facilitated by Michael Myers, Professor of Information Systems, University of Auckland. 

The workshop is scheduled for 15-16 November 2018 at Loughborough University UK. There is a strict limit on numbers for the workshop with a maximum of 20 places. This workshop is open to faculty and PhD students.

This paper development workshop is an opportunity for you to complete the writing of one major piece of work (e.g. a conference or journal paper) at least good first draft stage. The overall objective is for you to publish this work in the highest-ranking outlet possible (at a later date). As well as attending plenary sessions on writing and publishing, this workshop will enable you to

  • improve your writing practice and style
  • share your work with others and receive their feedback
  • receive expert personal feedback and guidance on your writing
  • develop a positive group-based attitude to writing

The workshop will have a few plenary sessions on writing and publishing along with some question-and-answer sessions. There will also be a few sessions where reviewers will discuss their reviews with the author(s), chaired by an experienced author/editor. Each small group session will focus exclusively on the development of one paper. These sessions will enable you to receive feedback on your work. Michael will be available during the workshop to give confidential one-to-one feedback and guidance to you if you wish.



All attendees MUST submit the draft of their paper to the online submission system by 15 October 2018.

All attendees MUST also review two submitted papers and submit their written reviews by 10 November 2018.


Attendance and Submission Guidelines

If you would like to attend the workshop please:

  1.   Email the review coordinators Konstantina Spanaki ( or Boyka Simeonova ( indicating your intention to submit by 18 September 2018 (so we can manage numbers).
  2.   Submit your draft full paper to the online submission system by 15 October 2018. This is a hard deadline.
  3.   Complete and submit two written reviews to the online submission system by 10 November 2018.


Michael D. Myers

Michael D. Myers is Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. He is also a part-time professor at Loughborough University. His papers have appeared in a wide range of journals, including Business and Information Systems Engineering, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, Ethics and Behavior, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Information and Organization, Information Systems JournalInformation Systems Research, Information Technology and PeopleJournal of Information Technology, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and MIS Quarterly. He won the Best Paper award (with Heinz Klein) for the most outstanding paper published in MIS Quarterly in 1999. This paper has been cited over 5000 times. He also won the Best Paper Award (with Lynda Harvey) for the best paper published in Information Technology & People in 1997 and the Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper Award (with Michelle Soakell) for the most outstanding paper published in VINE in 2011.

On the MIS Quarterly website at Michael is listed as one of the most prolific authors in MISQ and also listed as having one of the most cited articles in MISQ (Klein and Myers, 1999).

Michael previously served as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly from 2001-2005 and as Senior Editor of Information Systems Research from 2008-2010. He is currently a Senior Editor of European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Organization and Pacific Asia Journal of the AIS. He served as President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2006-2007 and as Chair of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2 from 2006-2008. Michael is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems.

Venue and Dates

The workshop will be held on 15 and 16 November 2018 (2-days) in the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK.

All participants should send an email to the review coordinators Konstantina Spanaki ( or Boyka Simeonova ( indicating your intention to submit by 18 September 2018

There are no joining or registration fees for the workshop. however, accommodation and travel expenses will be funded by the participant's own budget - the participants will have to make their own accommodation and travel arrangements.

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