Rolf Wigand is Maulden-Entergy Chair and Distinguished Professor of Information Science and Business Information Systems, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is past director of the Graduate Program in Information Management and founding director, Center for Digital Commerce, both at Syracuse University. Current NSF research grants (2007-2015) continue with standards development research in the mortgage, retail and automotive supply industries; the analysis of virtual organizations, networks in disaster settings and the analysis of online blogs and social media as instruments in collective action. Wigand authored eight books and over 300 articles, chapters, and monographs. His research has appeared in such journals as MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Communication, Electronic Markets, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Journal of Applied Psychology, Knowledge Management: Research & Practice, International Journal of Management, Business & Information Systems Engineering, European Journal of Information Systems.