Greetings from IIMA 2017 President

Spring greetings and I hope your academic year has been a good one so far. As we begin to prepare for summer and the following academic year, we can look back at the successful 2016 conference in Taiwan and begin looking forward to 2017 in Scotland. Lots of hard work and planning has been taking place behind the scenes, with many thanks to Ian and Abel. I am eager to witness the outcome and meet old friends.

To the end, I would like to personally invite you to submit an abstract to the joint 28th Annual International Information Management. Association and 4th International Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development hosted by University of the West of Scotland in Paisley, Scotland – September 11-13, 2017. There will be workshops, regular paper track presentations, a PhD Symposium and Student Presentations; so be sure to invite your students and PhD candidates to submit papers as well. Invite your colleagues, friends and students to submit their one-page abstract to

We should also consider what Tapie mentioned about using IIMA as a consultancy group for governments and other business organizations. Something I would like everyone to give some thought to over the next several months.!

Enjoy the remainder of your semester and I look forward to seeing you all again this Fall.

— Rob Schumaker, IIMA 2017 President

Download the newsletter here: IIMA 2017 – Spring