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Scott Boss

Associate Professor, Accountancy
SIGASYS Vice President - Region 1, Association for Information Systems
SIGASYS AMCIS Program Chair, AIS
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2007
B.S., Brigham Young University , 1994
MAcc, Brigham Young University, 1994
Office: Adamian Academic Center 267 | 781.891._2353 | sboss@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Scott Boss joined the Bentley Accountancy department after receiving his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. His research concentrates on information security, controls, and cybercrime and his work has been published in the European Journal of Information Systems and in Group and Organization Management.

Teaching Interests

AIS Systems Audit Information Security

Research Interests

Control Computer Security Information Systems Cybercrime Information Systems Development

Awards and Honors

2011, Philip D. Cooper Award, North American Case Research Association
2009, Valente Center Fellowship, Valente Center, Bentley University
2005, $600 Katz Doctoral Student Research Grant
2005, AMCIS Doctoral Consortium Attendee
2005, ICIS Doctoral Consortium Attendee

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Dunn, C. L., Gerard, G. J., Grabski, S. V., Boss, S. R. (2016). Asymmetry in Identification of Multiplicity Errors. Journal of Information Systems (JIS), 31 (1), 21-39.

Boss, S. R., Galletta, D., Moody, G., Lowrey, P. B., Polak, P. (2015). What Do Users Have to Fear? Using Fear Appeals to Engender Threats and Fear that Motivate Protective Behaviors in Users MIS Quarterly, 39 (4), 837-864. (link)

Gogan, J. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Chircu, A. M. (2013). Handoff Processes, Information Quality and Patient Safety: A Trans-Disciplinary Literature Review. Business Process Management Journal, 19 (1), 70-94.

Chircu, A. M., Gogan, J. L., Boss, S. R., Baxter, R. J. (2013). Medication Errors, Handoff Processes and Information Quality: A Community Hospital Case Study. Business Process Management Journal, 19 (2), 201-216.

Smith, A. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Hunton, J. E. (2012). The Dark Side of Online Knowledge Sharing. Journal of Information Systems. Journal of Information Systems, 26 (2), 71-91.

Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R. (2010). Factors associated with IT audits by internal audit functions. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 11 (3), 140-151.

Boss, S. R., Kirsch, L. J., Angermeier, I., Shingler, R., Boss, R. W. (2009). If someone is watching, I'll do what I'm asked: Mandatoriness, Control, and Information Security. European Journal of Information Systems, 18 (2), 151-164.

Zagenczyk, T. J., Gibney, R., Murrell, A. J., Boss, S. R. (2008). Friends Don't Make Friends Perform OCB, But Advisors Do. Group and Organization Management Journal, 33 (6), 760-780.

Conference Proceeding(s)
Dunn, C. L., Gerard, G. J., Grabski, S. V., Boss, S. R. (2013). Asymmetry in Identification of Multiplicity Errors. Association for Information Systems, SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J., Yezegel, A., Boss, R. W. (2012). Security Profiling in the Organization: Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security. IFIP, IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research.

Chircu, A. M., Gogan, J. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R. (2011). Handoffs and Medication Errors: A Community Hospital Case Study. , Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Gogan, J. L., Boss, S. R., Sankaranarayanan, B., Linderman, J. L. (2011). Controls in the NICU. North American Case Research Association, North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Annual Meeting.

Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J., Galletta, D. (2011). Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security. Decision Sciences Institute, DSI Annual Meeting.

Conference Paper(s)
Schermann, M., Boss, S. R. (2014). The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Forensic Investigations in a Digital World. IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13, Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research. Forthcoming

Schermann, M., Boss, S. R. (2014). The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Fraud Investigations in a Digital World. Association for Information Systems (AIS), SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Forthcoming

Conference Presentations

Gray, J., Boss, S. R., Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Sarens, G. (2019). "Correlates of Internal Audit’s Information Technology Audit Strategy." Presented at the European Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance, Paris, France.

Sumantra, S., Gray, J., Boss, S. R., Daly, E. (2018). "Teaching Analytics in AIS – the buzzword." Presented at the Association for Information Systems, SIGASYS's International Conference on Information Systems 2018 Pre-Conference Sessions, San Francisco, CA.

Gray, J., Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R., Sarens, G. (2018). "Hybrid Professions: The Case of Internal Auditors." Presented at the European Academic Conference on Internal Audit and Corporate Governance, Parthenope University of Naples.

Gray, J., Boss, S. R. (2018). "Hybrid Professions: The Case of Internal Auditors." Presented at the Bentley University's Scholarly Activities, Bentley University.

Gray, J., Boss, S. R. (2017). "Hybrid Professions: The Case of Internal Auditors." Presented at the Bentley University 's 2017 Research Colloquium: The Future of Work, Waltham, MA.

Gray, J., Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R., Sarens, G. (2017). "The Integrated Information Technology Audit in Internal Audit: Correlates of Internal Audit’s IT/ICT Strategy." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AIS/SET Joint Midyear Conference, Orlando, FL.

Schermann, M., Boss, S. R. (2014). "The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Forensic Investigations in a Digital World." Presented at the Association for Information Systems's SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Auckland, NZ.

Boss, S. R., Schermann, M. (2014). "The White-Collar Hacking Contest: A Novel Approach to Teach Forensic Investigations in a Digital World." Presented at the IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 's Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research, Newcastle, UK.

Dunn, C. L., Gerard, G. J., Grabski, S. V., Boss, S. R. (2013). "Asymmetry in Identification of Multiplicity Errors." Presented at the Association for Information Systems's SIGASYS Pre-conference Workshop of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milan, Italy.

Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J., Yezegel, A., Boss, R. W. (2012). "Security Profiling in the Organization: Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security." Presented at the IFIP's IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 Dewald Rood International Workshop on IS Security Research, Provo, UT.

Smith, A. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Hunton, J. E. (2012). "Will Programmers Circumvent Internal Control By Disclosing Proprietary Information Through Electronic Networks of Practice?" Presented at the American Accounting Association's Information Systems Section Midyear Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J., Galletta, D. (2011). "Examining Employment Relationship Effects on Information Security." Presented at the Decision Sciences Institute's DSI Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Gogan, J. L., Boss, S. R., Sankaranarayanan, B., Linderman, J. L. (2011). "Controls in the NICU." Presented at the North American Case Research Association's North American Case Research Association (NACRA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Smith, A. L., Baxter, R. J., Boss, S. R., Hunton, J. E. (2011). "Will Programmers Circumvent Internal Control By Disclosing Proprietary Information Through Electronic Networks of Practice?" Presented at the Brigham Young University's Accounting Research Symposium, Provo, UT.

Boss, S. R., D'Arcy, J. (2010). "Targeting Information Security Efforts: The Influences of Job and Pay Satisfaction on Information Security Effectiveness." Presented at the AIS's International Conference on Information Systems/MISQ Editors Pre-ICIS Workshop, Saint Louis, MO.

Fedorowicz, J., Boss, S. R. (2010). "Federal support for information assurance education: Opportunities for accounting information systems programs." Presented at the AAA Information Systems Section Mid-year Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Boss, S. R., Gogan, J. L. (2009). "Controls in the NICU." Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Phoenix, AZ.

Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R. (2009). "Factors associated with IT audits by internal audit functions." Presented at the Information integrity Information Systems Integrity, Toronto, CA (presented by co-author).

Abdolmohammadi, M. J., Boss, S. R. (2009). "Factors associated with IT audits by internal audit functions." Presented at the University of Waterloo's Information integrity Conference , Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Boss, S. R., Kirsch, L. K., Angermeier, I., Shingler, R., Boss, R. W. (2009). "Familiarity Breeds Content: How Fear of Cybercrime Influences Individual Precaution-Taking Behavior." Presented at the IFIP TC8 International Workshop on IS Security Research, Cape Town, South Africa.

Boss, S. R., Galletta, D. (2008). "Scared Straight: An Empirical Comparison of Two Major Theoretical Models Explaining User Backups." Presented at the International Research Symposium on Accounting Information Systems 2008 Pre-ICIS Conference, Paris, France.

Boss, S. R., Gogan, J. L., Hunton, J. E. (2008). "A clinical information quality proposal." Presented at the MIT Information Quality Industry Symposium, Boston, MA.

Kirsch, L. J., Slaughter, S. A., Haney, M. H., Boss, S. R., Ma, L., Doumpoulaki, E. (2007). "The Formulation and Evolution of Faultlines in Large Scale, Multi-Party Information Systems Development." Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Boss, S. R., Kirsch, L. J. (2007). "The Last Line of Defense: Motivating Employees to Follow Corporate Security Guidelines." Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Boss, S. R. (2006). "Control, Perceived Risk and Information Security Precautions: Developing a Theoretical Framework." Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Boss, S. R. (2006). "Empirical Evidence of Control and Risk Impacts on Intentions to Engage in Information Security Precautions." Presented at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Pittsburgh, PA.

Zagenczyk, T. J., Murrell, A. J., Boss, S. R., Ptazsenski, M. (2005). "The Mediating Role of Job Involvement in the Relationship Between Social Networks and Organizational Citizenship Behavior." Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management, Springfield, MA.

Gibbons, D. E., Butler, B. S., Boss, S. R. (2004). "When Shall I Tell? Relational Promotion and Timing of Information Technology Diffusion" Presented at the DIGIT Pre-Conference Workshop - ICIS 2004 Annual Conference, Washington DC.

Service

Department Service
Committee Member for MSAA Task Force, 2016 - Present
Committee Chair for Accountancy Strategy Committee, 2012 - Present
Committee Member for Audit/AIS Coordination Committee, 2007 - Present
Task Force Chair for MSA Task Force, 2015 - 2016
Task Force Member for MSA Task Force, 2014 - 2016

University Service
University Senate for Faculty Senate, 2015 - Present
Committee Member for Salary & Benefits, 2014 - Present

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Journal, 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Centre for Information Integrity and Information Systems Assurance at the University of Waterloo (UWCISA) , 2015 - Present
Editor (Associate), Journal for Information Systems Frontiers, 2015 - Present
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS), 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for European Conference on Information Systems, 2012 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for IFIP TC8.11/11.13 International Workshop on IS Security Research , 2009 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for European Journal of Information Systems, 2007 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 2007 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Research, 2006 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for MIS Quarterly, 2006 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for Academy of Management , 2001 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference for Information Systems, 2001 - Present
AAA Information Systems Section Member at Large for American Accounting Association, 2010 - 2012
Reviewer, Conference Paper for GA ABO Conference, 2008 - 2008
Reviewer, Conference Paper for Conference on Information Systems and Technology , 2006 - 2006