Godron B. Davis
Room 3-365 CarlSMgmt

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Gordon Davis

Professor Emeritus
Information & Decision Sciences


  • BA/BS 1955
    Political Science and Accounting Idaho State University

  • MBA 1957
    Stanford University

  • PhD 1959
    Business Administration Stanford University


  • MIS planning
  • Information requirements determination
  • Management of knowledge work
  • Conceptual foundations for information systems

Selected Works

"Management Information Systems," (ed.) Vol. III, Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, 1997
"Writing the Doctoral Dissertation," with C. Parkers, Barron's Educational Series, 1997
"Personal Productivity with Information Technology," with D. Naumann, McGraw Hill, 1997
" Managing Information: How Information Systems Impact Organizational Strategy," with S. Hamilton, Business One Irwin, 1993
"Management Information Systems: Conceptual Foundations, Structure and Development," with M. Olson, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1st ed. 1974, 2nd ed. French, Chinese, Spanish, Indonesian and Dutch eds., 1985

Current Activities

Administrative Appointments

  • Publisher, MIS Quarterly

Current Research

  • Productivity from information technologies

  • Management of knowledge work

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial boards: Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, Information Systems Journal, MIS Quarterly

Honors and Awards

  • DPMA Outstanding Educator Award, 1993

  • Honorary doctorate, Univ. of Lyon, France, 1990

  • IFIP Silver Core Award, 1989

  • Award for Information Systems Excellence by Oakland University, 2000

  • LEO Award for Lifetime Service to Field of Information Systems, AIS, 2000

  • Honorary doctorate, Stockholm School of Economics, 1999

  • Honorary doctorate, Univ. of Zurich, 1995

Scholarly Service

  • Outstanding Alumnus, Idaho State University, 2002

  • Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, 2000

  • President of Association for Information Systems, 1998

  • U.S.A. representative, Technical Committee 8 (Information Systems), International Fed. for Info. Processing, 1982 -2001

  • ACM representative to model IS curriculum design, from 1970 to present

  • ACM Fellow, 1996