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Sean Hansen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Zutes Fellow

Office Location: LOW-A327

Office Phone: 585-475-3974

Email:
shansen@saunders.rit.edu

Management Information Systems
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Meet Sean

Sean Hansen is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. and MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include requirements engineering, IT strategy, Web 2.0 technologies, and the application of contemporary cognitive theory to information systems development. His current research focuses on the emergence of new approaches to requirements engineering in response to advances in systems design and implementation. His research has been published in several scholarly journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, Information & Organization, The Information Society, Business & Information Systems Engineering, and Artifact, as well as the edited volume, Design Requirements Engineering: A Ten-Year Perspective. He has presented his research at leading conferences, including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the INFORMS Annual Meeting, and the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM).


Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information
Monday & Thursday: 3:00 4:00 pm

Or by appointment.



Staff Assistant: Sarah Geiss
Staff Assistant Phone: 585-475-6057
Education
  • Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University, 2010
  • M.B.A. in Management of Technology & Finance from Case Western Reserve University, 2002
  • A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University, 1995
Experience
  • Assistant Professor | Rochester Institute of Technology | 2010-Present
  • PhD Candidate/Instructor | Case Western Reserve University | 2004-2010
  • Assistant Vice President/Business Consultant | National City Corporation | 2002-2004
  • Manager | CGI Management Consultants, Inc. | 1996-2002
Expertise [expertise maps]
  • Behavioral issues in decision support systems
  • Consulting
  • Ethics: business and society
  • Facilitation and group process
  • Group interaction and process
  • Information management
  • Information systems
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Strategic planning
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Systems consulting
  • Technology management
  • Technology: impact on people at work
Memberships
  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • AIS Special Interest Group on Pragmatist IS R
  • Association for Information System (AIS)
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Man
  • International Federation For Information Proc
Awards
  • Rochester Institute of Technology - - 2013
  • Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division [Academy of Management] - - 2012
  • ICIS Doctoral Dissertation Competition - - 2011
  • ICIS 2007 Doctoral Consortium Selection, Association for Information Systems - - 2007
  • Best-in-Track Paper - Epistemological and Philosophical Issues in Information Systems, Association for Information Systems - - 2006
  • Honorable Mention - Best-in-Track Paper, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada - - 2005
Research

Journal Articles

  • McLaughlin, M., Hansen, S., Cram, W., & Gogan, J. (2015). Snowfall and a stolen laptop. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases , 102-112.
  • Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2014). The Community Source Approach to Software Development and the Kuali Experience. Communications of the ACM, 57 (5), 88-96.
  • Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2013). Technology, Trust, and Effectiveness in Virtual Teams. International Journal of Management & Business, 4 (1), 33-56.
  • Bateman, P., Pike, J., Berente, N., & Hansen, S. (2012). Time for a Post-Mortem?: Business Professionals' Perspectives on the Disillusionment of Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research .
  • Berente, N., Gal, U., & Hansen, S. (2011). Ethical Implications of Social Stratification in Information Systems Research. Information Systems Journal, 21 (4), 357 - 382.
  • Berente, N., Hansen, S., Pike, J., & Bateman, P. (2011). Arguing the Value of Virtual Worlds: Patterns of Discursive Sensemaking of an Innovative Technological Environment. MIS Quarterly, 35 (3), 685-709.
  • Dennis, A., Rennecker, J., & Hansen, S. (2010). Invisible Whispering: Restructuring Meeting Processes with Instant Messaging. Decision Sciences Journal, (41), 845-886.
  • Hansen, S., & Rennecker, J. (2010). Getting on the same page: Collective hermeneutics in a systems development team. Information and Organization, 20 (1), 44-63.
  • Hansen, S., Bateman, P., Berente, N., & Pike, J. (2009). Productive Play and the Real-World Value of Immersive Virtual Environments. Artifact, 2 (3).
  • Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). Wikipedia, Critical Social Theory, and the Possibility of Rational Discourse. The Information Society , 38-59.
  • Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2008). Emerging Principles for Requirements Processes in Organizational Contexts. Networking and Information Systems, 13 (1), 9-35.

Proceedings

  • Berente, N., Hansen, S., & Rosenkranz, C. (2015). Rule Formation and Change in Information Systems Development: How Institutional Logics Shape ISD Practices and Processes. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-48.
  • Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2015). Toward Sustainable Collaborative Software Development: A Case in Higher Education. Americas Conference on Information Systems.
  • Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Kharabe, A. (2015). A Tale of Requirements Computation in Two Projects: A Distributed Cognition View. International Conference on Information Systems.
  • Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2014). Requirements Computation: Analyzing Requirements Evolution across Development Paradigms.. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'14).
  • Xiao, X., Lindberg, A., Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2013). 'Computing' Requirements in Open Source Software Projects. International Conference on Information Systems.
  • Hansen, S., Kharabe, A., & Lyytinen, K. (2013). The Structures of Computation: A Distributed Cognitive Analysis of Requirements Evolution in Diverse Software Development Environments. International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM'13).
  • Hansen, S. (2012). Requirements in the Wild  A Socio-Technical Perspective on Requirements Engineering. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM'12).
  • Baroody, A., & Hansen, S. (2012). Spinning the Web of Care: Logics of Information Integration in the Healthcare Marketplace. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'12).
  • Hansen, S., Gogan, J., & Baxter, R. (2012). Distributed Cognition in Geriatric Telepsychiatry. 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'12).
  • Hansen, S., Robinson, W., & Lyytinen, K. (2012). Computing Requirements: Cognitive Approaches to Distributed Requirements Engineering. 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'12).
  • Gal, U., Hansen, S., & Tan, B. (2012). Collaborative Infrastructures for Distributed Work: The Case of Haier's 1000-Day Information Revolution.. International Conference on Information Systems.
  • Baroody, A., & Hansen, S. (2012). Changing Perspectives: Institutional Logics of Adoption and Use of Health Information Technology. International Conference on Information Systems.
  • Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2011). Enabling Trust and Performance in Distributed Collaborative Teams. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM'&#8364™11).
  • Gal, U., & Hansen, S. (2010). Designing Collaborative Infrastructures to Support Distributed Work. AIS SIGPrag Event at ICIS 2010 in St. Louis.
  • Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Avital, M. (2010). Exploration and Exploitation in IS Development Environments. INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  • Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2010). Challenges in Contemporary Requirements Practice. The 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS’&#8364™10).
  • Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). Distributed Cognition in the Management of Design Requirements. 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'&#8364™09).
  • Boland, R., Goraya, T., Berente, N., & Hansen, S. (2009). IT for Creativity in Problem Formulation. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'09).
  • Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Avital, M. (2009). Project Innovation through Exploration and Exploitation: Requirements Practice in Large-Scale IS Development Environments. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'&#8364™09).
  • Berente, N., Hansen, S., Pike, J., & Bateman, P. (2008). Virtual Worlds and Real-Life Organizations: A Study of Executive Perspectives. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM'&#8364™08).
  • Gal, U., Berente, N., & Hansen, S. (2008). The Ethics of Social Stratification and the IT User. European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS'&#8364™08).
  • Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2008). Leadership, Trust, and Effectiveness in Virtual Teams. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'&#8364™08).
  • Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2007). Wikipedia as Rational Discourse: An Illustration of the Emancipatory Potential of Information Systems. 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'&#8364˜07).
  • Hansen, S., & Rennecker, J. (2007). On the Same Page: Collective Hermeneutics in a Systems Development Team. Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM'&#8364™07).
  • Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Markus, M. (2006). The Legacy of ’&#8364˜Power and Politics'&#8364™ in Disciplinary Discourse: A Citation Analysis. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS ’&#8364™06).
  • Rennecker, J., Dennis, A., & Hansen, S. (2006). Reconstructing the Stage: The use of instant messaging to restructure meeting boundaries. The 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'&#8364™06).
  • Hansen, S., & Yoo, Y. (2006). Technology Adoption in Distributed Cognitive Environments. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM '&#8364™06).
  • Hansen, S., & Vandenbosch, B. (2005). Progressive Insurance: TripSense and the Challenges of Innovation. Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (ASAC’&#8364™05).
  • Hansen, S., & Avital, M. (2005). Contributing Your Wisdom or Showing Your Cards: A Quantitative Inquiry of Knowledge Sharing Behavior. Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS’&#8364™05).

Book Chapters

  • Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2014). The effect of virtual work environments and social systems on human capital and assets. Perspectives on Human Capital and Assets: Building the Foundation for a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Level Theory (pp. ). .
  • Rennecker, J., Dennis, A., & Hansen, S. (2010). "Invisible Whispering": Restructuring Meeting Processes with Instant Messaging. Handbook of Group Decision and Negotiation (pp. ). Springer.
  • Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2010). Contemporary Challenges in Requirements Discovery and Validation: Two Case Studies in Complex Environments. Intentional Perspectives on Information Systems Engineering (pp. 39-66). Springer-Verlag.
  • Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). Requirements in the 21st Century: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Design Requirements Engineering: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective for the Next Decade (pp. ). Springer-Verlag.
  • Berente, N., Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). High Impact Design Requirements ?&#8364“ Key Design Challenges for the Next Decade. Design Requirements Engineering: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective for the Next Decade (pp. ). Springer-Verlag.

Research Grant


  • 2012: Hansen, S., Cognitive Approaches to Distributed Requirements Engineering [CADRE].

  • 2006: Lyytinen, K., Loucopoulos, P., Mylopoulos, J., Robinson, W., & Hansen, S., High Impact Design Requirements for Software Intensive Systems: The Challenge of New Computing Environments.