Workshop Series: Professor Viswanath Venkatesh

2 December, 2014 - 14:30 to 16:00
Room 202 Building 39A
Professor Viswanath Venkatesh, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas

Viswanath Venkatesh is a Distinguished Professor and the first holder of the George and Boyce Billingsley Chair in Information Systems at the Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas.

Prior to joining Arkansas, he was on the faculty at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on understanding diffusion of technology in organizations and society. His current favorite project is on the digital divide in India. His research has been published in leading information systems, organizational behavior and psychology journals, and has been cited about 31,500 times and about 10,000 times per Google Scholar and Web of Science respectively. MIS Quarterly named him “Reviewer of the Year” in 1999. He has served or is currently serving on the editorial boards of MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Journal of the AIS, and Decision Sciences, and began his role as a Senior Editor at ISR in 2008. Some of his papers are among the most cited papers published in the respective journals: his ISR (2000) is the 2nd most cited paper, his DSJ (1996) is the most cited paper, his MISQ (2003) is the 2nd most cited paper, and his Management Science (2000) is the 5th most cited paper.

In 2008, his MISQ (2003) paper was identified as a current classic by Science Watch (a Thompson Reuters' service) and since 2009, it has been rated as the most influential article in one of only four Research Front Maps identified in business and economics.

In 2009, he launched an IS research rankings web site that has received many accolades from the academic community and is now affiliated with the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Recently, he completed a book titled: "Road to Success: A Guide for Doctoral Students and Junior Faculty Members in the Behavioral and Social Sciences." This book can be pre-ordered here.

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