John Leslie King is Professor in the School of Informaiton and Vice Provost for Academic Information at the University of Michigan. He has published more than 150 articles and books from his research in the relationship between technical change and organizational change, particularly the role of information technology in institutional transformation. He previously served as professor of information and computer science and management at the University of California, Irvine, and as Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School. He has been Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research, and associate editor of ACM Computing Surveys and a dozen other academic journals. He has recently been a senior scientific advisor for cyberinfrastructure for the National Science Foundation, and serves on the NSF Advisory Committees of the directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. King is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems.