Research Fellows

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    Ajit Appari

    Former Research Fellow
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    Assistant Professor
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health

    Ajit's research interests include studying the management and policy issues of using information technology (IT) in the healthcare sector such as value (quality and cost) impact of IT use, and economics of information security risks including HIPAA compliance. His research has been published in journals including Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, IEEE Software, International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, and Journal of Systems & Software. He was previously employed by Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab at Bangalore, an R&D division of Honeywell International. Ajit holds an M.Tech. (master of technology) in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research from Indian Statistical Institute (India) and a PhD in Business Administration from Syracuse University.

    Publications: Financial Pricing of Software Development Risk Factors, Information Security Risk and Privacy in Healthcare: Current State of Research, Institutionalizing HIPAA Compliance Organizations and Competing Logics in U.S. Health Care, Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Record Systems and Process Quality of Care, Medication Administration Quality and Health Information Technology: National Study of US Hospitals, Monetary Pricing of Software Development Risks: A Method and Empirical Illustration

    Presentations: EHR Meaningful Use Capability and Process Quality: Evidence from a Panel Analysis of US Hospitals, Health Information Technology and Hospital Performance on Imaging-Use Measures, Health IT and Hospital Patient Safety Performance: Cross-sectional Study of US Acute-Care Hospitals, Hospital EHR Capability, Patient Safety Technologies and Performance on Patient Safety Measures, Impact of Health Information Technology Portfolio on Hospital Quality, Meaningful Use of EHR Systems and Hospital Quality, Medication Administration Quality & Health Information Technology: A National Study of US Hospitals, Medication Quality and Health Information Technology, The Neo-Institutional View of HIPAA Compliance in Home Health Care

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    Robert Bruce

    Senior Research Fellow

    Bob has more than 30 years experience in telecommunications law, policy, and regulation. He was a partner of the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton and head of its international telecommunications practice. In the firm's London office, he was involved as a corporate and securities lawyer in numerous international public offerings by European telecommunications companies. He retired to pursue his interest in the intersection of business, law, and public policy and regulation and consensus building in the telecommunications and information sectors. He is currently Of Counsel to Debevoise & Plimpton and has been a frequent advisor to the World Bank on privatization, sector restructuring, and regulatory reform in the telecom sector.

    Bob served as General Counsel to the FCC for three years during the Carter Administration and was appointed as Director of Communications Planning of the Public Broadcasting Service in 1970. He chaired a roundtable of government policy makers and telecom sector executives from around the world organized by the International Institute of Communications. Bob holds degrees from Harvard University (BA and MPA), the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Harvard Law School (JD).

    Publications: Protecting Critical Information Infrastructure: Developing Cybersecurity Policy

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    Robert J. Kauffman

    Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow
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    Robert's research interests span competitive strategy and technology, IT investment valuation, pricing and mechanism design in e-commerce, and the economics of technology. The industry application and functional areas of business represented by his research include financial services and financial risk management, air travel and hospitality, and electronic retailing and e-procurement. He recently served as the W. P. Carey Chair in Information Systems, and was Professor, Department Chair and Director of the MIS Research Center at the University of Minnesota, and Associate Professor at New York University. He also visited the University of Rochester and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and worked in international banking and finance in New York City prior to beginning his academic career. His graduate degrees are from Cornell University (M.A.) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.S., Ph.D.) His publications have appeared in Management Science, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, Organization Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Decision Sciences, Telecommunications Policy, and other journals. He is currently guest-editing special issues of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly on information strategy in hospitality management; the Journal of Management Information Systems on competitive strategy, economics and IT; and Information Technology Management on advances in technology adoption research. He will co-chair the Doctoral Consortium at the International Conference on Information Systems in Shanghai in December 2011. 

    Robert's Resume

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    Juhee Kwon

    Research Fellow
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    Juhee recently earned a PhD from Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. She received a master's degree in Information Management Systems from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. Juhee's research interests cover a variety of topics in Management. Foremost among them is her investigation of Information Risk Management. She has a bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Kyungpook National University in Korea. Prior to joining the Purdue PhD program, she worked as a business analyst at Samsung Electronics and as a software engineer at Yahoo and LG.

    Juhee Kwon's CV

    View Juhee's ISTS welcome, (page 6).

    Publications: Security Practices and Regulatory Compliance in the Healthcare Industry

    Presentations: An Organizational Learning Perspective on Proactive vs. Reactive investment in Information Security, Healthcare Security Strategies for Regulatory Compliance and Data Security, Information Breaches and Security Investments in the Healthcare Sector, Information Security Management and IT Executives in a Top Management Team, Proactive vs. Reactive Security Investment in the Healthcare Sector, Security Practices and Regulatory Compliance in the Healthcare Industry, Security Resources, Capabilities and Cultural Values: Links to Security Performance and Compliance, The Impact of Security Practices on Regulatory Compliance and Security Performance, The Impact of Security Practices on Regulatory Compliance and Security Performance

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    Boris Otto

    Visiting Research Fellow
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    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto
    Audi-Endowed Chair of  Supply Net Order Management
    TU Dortmund, Germany

    Boris was visiting researcher from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He holds a master degree from the Technical University of Hamburg, Germany, and a PhD degree in engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His main area of research is corporate data management, in particular economics of high-quality corporate data as well as corporate data governance. His work has been published in various outlets, including: Business & Information Systems; Engineering Business & Information Systems Engineering; Electronic Markets; International Journal of Information Management and the proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems and the European Conference on Information Systems. Previous to his employment at the University of St. Gallen, Boris worked for the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, PricewaterhouseCoopers and SAP.


    Publications: A Morphology of the Organisation of Data Governance, Information and Data Quality in Business Networking, Organizing Data Governance: Findings from the Telecommunications Industry

    Presentations: MiniTrack: Master Data Management: Strategies, Concepts and Cases, MiniTrack: Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration and Knowledge Transfer, One Size Does not Fit all: Best Practices for Data Governance

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    Ivan Png

    Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow

    Dr Png is the Lim Kim San Professor in the School of Business, and Professor of Economics and Information Systems at the National University of Singapore. In the academic year 2011-12, he is a Visiting Professor at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA. His research focuses on the economics of innovation and pricing. He has recently published in Management Science and the Journal of Management Information Systems. He is the author of Managerial Economics, which has been published in multiple editions and adapted into Chinese (traditional and simplified characters) and Korean. He received the NUS-UCLA Executive MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 as well as 2011.

    Dr Png was a nominated MP (10th Parliament of Singapore), 2005-06, member of the Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, Microsoft Corporation, 2006-10, and an independent director of Hyflux Water Trust Management Pte Ltd, 2007-2011, and Healthway Medical Corporation Ltd, 2008-2011.


    Newspaper Reports and Consumer Choice: Evidence from the Do Not Call Registry, Management Science, Vol. 57, No. 9, September 2011, pp. 1640–1654.
    Does R&D capability justify Microsoft's monopoly? Straits Times, November 2011.

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    Thomas Sammer

    Visiting Research Fellow
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    Thomas is a visiting researcher from the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He holds a masters degree from the University of Graz in Austria, and he is a PhD candidate in Business Innovation at the University of St. Gallen. His research and teaching interests are information systems strategy, enterprise mobility, and organizational culture. He has been the project manager of several applied research projects and is a co-founder of the Competence Center for Mobile Business at the University of St. Gallen and the St. Gallen Mobile Business Forum. His academic work has been published in outlets such as Lecture Notes in Informatics, the Americas Conference on Information Systems, and the International Conference on Mobile Business.

    Publications: The New Enterprise Mobility: Seizing the Opportunities and Challenges in Corporate Mobile IT

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    Charles H. White, Jr. (T'68)

    Senior Research Fellow
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    Charlie has over 30 years experience in transportation policy at the national level. Early in his career Charlie served as the Chief of Litigation at the former Interstate Commerce Commission where he was responsible for the court defense of the agency's orders deregulating the nation's trucking industry. In the 80s and 90s, Charlie participated in all the major railroad merger proceedings that collectively transformed and revitalized the freight railroad industry. Under the Clinton administration, he served as the senior railroad industry policy advisor and worked with the President's National Economics Council. He also advised many foreign governments on transportation regulatory, safety, and infrastructure issues. Charlie is currently working on transportation security issues as they impact on supply chain efficiencies, including the policy issues facing the rail industry in the wake of 9/11.

    In addition to his Tuck degree, Charlie is a graduate of Boston College and Yale Law School. He also attended the National Security program at the US Army War College. He has been a member of the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board, is a member of the board of directors of TRANSLOG International, and is an affiliate of LECG (Law and Economics Consulting Group).

    Charlie's Articles: 2006 South Asia Transport and Trade Facilitation Conference Briefing BookTransportation Solutions for South Asia TradeLet's Have the US Railroads Provide High Speed Passenger Rail ServiceHow to Bring Back Passenger Railroads and On Approach to LaGuardia, a Dark Cloud Below.

    Publications: Developing Railroad Security, Security Beyond the Ports

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    Xia Zhao

    Research Fellow

    Research Fellow. Xia's research interests span economic and organizational aspects of information systems and electronic commerce. She specializes in information security and risk management within and/or across organizations. Currently she is working on the center's research project entitled "Information Risk in Data-Oriented Enterprises." She acquired her PhD in information systems from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MS in control theory and control engineering and BS in automation from Tsinghua University.

    Presentations: Access Flexibility with Escalation and Audit, Balancing Information Access and Risk with Capacitated IT Service, Information Governance: Flexibility and Control through Escalation and Incentives

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    Zhizhong Zhou

    Research Fellow
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    Zach's research focuses on economics of information systems, open source software, B2B supply chain management, and applied game theory. His work has been presented on leading conferences such as ICIS, WISE and INFORMS. Currently he is working on the center's research projects entitled "Information Risk in Dara-Oriented Enterprises." He got his PhD in information systems from the University of California, Irvine. He also holds a master degree in finance from Tsinghua University and two BS degrees in operations management and computer engineering from University of Science & Technology of China.

    Presentations: The Impact of Professional Information Security Ratings on Vendor Competition

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Post-Doctorate Researcher.
The Center for Digital Strategies (CDS) at the Tuck School of Business is seeking a qualified candidate for a post doctorate (postdoc) research position. The position is designed to foster research related to technology and innovation. We are seeking a candidate who has recently earned their Ph.D. (or expecting their degree by June of 2014) in either management, strategy, organizational behavior or a closely related field such as sociology, economics, or psychology. Funded by the CDS, the primary goal for the person who fills this position is to be an active and productive research collaborator on projects that contribute to the knowledge output of the CDS. As such, the postdoc will be expected to work on projects of mutual interest with the CDS faculty director, and affiliated CDS researchers. Preference will be given to candidates that conduct work in the areas of technological change, organizational learning, and process views of innovation. Outside of the research responsibilities, the candidate will have no other responsibilities other than to participate in Center planning and activities, discussions with external executives, and to be an active participant in the intellectual discourse of the CDS and the Strategy and Management Group at Tuck. The position has no teaching responsibilities. The position is for two years (one-year appointment, renewable for a second year on the agreement of both parties).

The CDS, a part of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, is dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of management in the digital, networked economy. Founded in 2001, the CDS generates insights into the way firms use digital technology to create value, how changes in digital technology impact strategy making, and fosters thought leadership by forging a learning community of scholars and executives. Faculty director, Alva Taylor, leads the CDS. Affiliated CDS researchers include Ron Adner, Constance Helfat, Steve Kahl, Andrew King, Adam Kleinbaum, and Margaret Peteraf. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic researcher with a clear passion for technology and strategic issues.

TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Located in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire in Hanover, New Hampshire, Tuck is the first graduate school of management in the country and consistently ranks among the top business schools worldwide. Tuck remains distinctive among the world’s great business schools by combining human scale with global reach, rigorous coursework with experiences requiring teamwork, and valued traditions with innovation. Tuck focuses on the full- time MBA and offers additional programs, including the Master of Health Care Delivery Science, Business Bridge, executive education, and other non-degree programs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement outlining how their research fits with the mission of the CDS, a detailed curriculum vitae, and submission of two academic letters of recommendation. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2014. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. Tuck seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the College and provide a rich and varied intellectual environment. Applications should be sent electronically to the Center Administrator