In memoriam: Honorary Doctor Prof. Gordon B. Davis

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing away of Professor Gordon B. Davis, honorary doctor of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics. He was an important pillar of the Carlson School of Management community at the University of Minnesota and globally a leading pioneer in computer based management and information systems.

Gordon B. Davis received the Honorary Doctorate of the University of Zurich in 1995 for his important contribution to computer based management and information systems. In this emerging field in business informatics of the 1990ies he constantly addressed current issues to answer relevant questions by using empirical methods. To strengthen research and teaching he built up a global community for the exchange of knowledge and data. This lead to great openness and a dynamic development within the scientific community in this field and had a great impact to practice. Our department particularly appreciated the hospitality with which he received also young scientists at the University of Minnesota and his aimable and helpful way towards colleagues and students.

Gordon B. Davis passed away on 6 May 2022 at the age of 91. We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues.

Obituary of the Carlson School of Management.