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

  • 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

  • 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

Scholarly Service

  • 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

  • Outstanding Alumnus, Idaho State University, 2002