Tribute to Professor Edgar H. Sibley and his contributions to the IS discipline

Prashant Palvia, Jose Benitez, Ting Peng Liang, Patrick Y.K. Chau

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Professor Edgar Henry Sibley (the Founding Editor of Information & Management, in short, I&M) passed away peacefully in Virginia, USA on January 12, 2020. As an eminent scholar in Information Systems (IS) and the Founding Editor of I&M, Professor Sibley has left a remarkable legacy to both the journal and the IS discipline. If the journal (I&M) could talk, it would tell the story of the passion, effort, untold amount of time, and incredible rigor Professor Sibley put into this journal. As the second and the current Editor-in-Chief of the journal, I took the liberty to invite three IS scholars, one from each region of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) community to speak about Professor Sibley's contributions to the IS discipline. They are Professor Prashant Palvia from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA Professor Jose Benitez from Rennes School of Business, France and the University of Granada, Spain and Professor T.P. Liang from National Sun-Yat-Sen University, Taiwan. All three scholars had different and positive interactions and experiences with Professor Sibley and I&M that they are eager to share with us. We hope the whole IS community will join us to acknowledge and pay our heart-felt tribute to Professor Sibley´s many contributions to our discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103321
JournalInformation and Management
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Founding editor of information & management
  • Information & management
  • Information systems discipline
  • Legacy
  • Professor edgar henry sibley
  • Tribute

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management


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