Maung K. Sein

Honorary Chair of ECIS 2023

Maung K. Sein is a Visiting Professor at the School of Business, University of South-Eastern University and School for Economics, Innovation, and Technology, Kristiania University College, both in Norway. After working in practice, he earned a Ph.D. from Indiana University, USA. In a nomadic academic career spanning 33 years, he has served at several universities in USA, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, and Finland as permanent faculty, visiting professor or visiting scholar. He has conducted research in a variety of areas: end-user training, systems development and data-modelling, e-Government and ICT for Development (ICT4D). He has published extensively in, among others, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, The Information Society, and Information Systems Journal. He has extensive editorial experience in the IS area, including Senior Editor of Journal of AIS, Associate editor at MIS Quarterly, MISQ Executive, Information Systems Journal, and guest-editing special issues of Journal of AIS, Communications of the ACM, Scandinavian Journal of IS, and Sustainability. He serves or have served on the Editorial advisory boards of JAIS, IJIM and ISJ.

In addition, he regularly conducts seminars and workshops on research methods at different universities around the world and at conferences in Construction Management. He is the current chair of the Association of Information Systems (AIS) Research Conduct Committee, co-founded AIS SIG on e-Government and is the current Chair of AIS SIG on Global Development. He is a past President of IFIP 9.4 (ICT for development). In 2021, he was recognized with the prestigious AIS Fellow awards recognition of his global contributions to the information systems discipline. In 2022, he received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at DESRIST for services to he Design Science Research field.