SIGMIS Early Career Award

The SIGMIS Early Career Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of researchers and educators as they commence their journey pursuing excellence in the MIS discipline. An early career achiever serves as an inspiration to their peers. An Early Career Award nominee must have entered the IS field no more than seven years prior to the date of nomination. They will demonstrate outstanding, influential, and potentially long-standing contributions to the MIS discipline and service to the MIS community.

2020 – Christian Maier

It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Christian Maier, University of Bamberg, Germany, is the recipient of the 2020 ACM SIGMIS Early Career Award. Dr. Maier is the first recipient of this new honor that recognizes the early achievements of young scholars in the field of management information systems. The award will be announced annually at the ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference.

Following his studies in Information Systems, Dr. Maier received a three-year doctoral scholarship from the Bavarian Elite Foundation (BayEFG). He successfully completed his doctorate “Technostress: theoretical foundations and empirical evidence” in 2014. His work was awarded, among others, the Schmalenbach Prize 2015. In addition, his research work was nominated for Best Paper Awards (at both ECIS and ICIS) and was awarded the Magid Igbaria Outstanding Conference Paper Award of the ACM, among others.

Dr. Maier’s research interests include individual acceptance and use of information technology (IT), technostress, work stress, IT addiction, resistance to new technologies and the IT workforce. His research on these topics has been published in various journals, including nine articles in the AIS Senior Scholar Journal Basket. The AIS ranking service list Dr. Maier among the Top-50 information scholars worldwide according to publications in the AIS Senior Scholar Journal Basket during the last five years. His research is also recognized by various organizations that build on Dr. Maier’s work.

Dr. Maier is also well known for this teaching and service endeavors. He served as program chair for the ACM SIGMIS CPR conference in 2020 and as track chair at various conferences. His teaching activities have been awarded among others with the award for excellent teaching at Bavarian universities provided by the minister of state for research.

Dr. Maier’s achievements in research, teaching and service make him a role model for young scholars and students in the field of management information systems, such that it is our privilege to recognize his achievements with the ACM SIGMIS Early Career Award 2020.