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Farid Shirazi

Farid Shirazi


Associate Professor


B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.




416-979-5000 x 7938

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Dr. Farid Shirazi

Dr. Shirazi is a Senior Researcher at Institute for Innovation and Technology Management at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He is currently an Associate Director and an Associate Professor of the Ted Rogers school of Information Technology Management. Dr. Shirazi's research focuses mainly on the impact of ICTs on the social and economic development. His main research interests are IT-enabled sustainability and development, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, E-government strategies, Green IS management as well as the ethical and security perspectives associated with the introduction and use of ICTs.


Information Technology Management

Position Currently Held:

Associate Director

Research Interests

IT-enabled sustainability and development, Cloud Computing, E-government strategies, Green IS management, Ethical and security perspectives associated with the introduction and use of ICTs

Select Research and Professional Contributions


Business Review: Advanced Applications, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, October 1, 2013.

Book Chapters

Shirazi, F., Kim, D., and Gu Yoo, J. ‘Application Model: E-Commerce Model and Government Procurement’, in Lee, S. Y. (ed.), Microtrade: A new System of International Trade with Volunteerism Towards Poverty Elimination, 2013, UK: Routledge. 

Refereed Journal Articles

Gholami, R., Shirazi, F. & Arnold, D. (in press) 'Adoption of Smart TV in UK and the Moderating Role of Viewer Classification', International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector (IJISSS), 2017.
Gholami,R., Ravishankar, M.N., Shirazi, F. & Machetb, C. (in press) 'An Exploratory Study on Sustainable ICT Capability in the Travel and Tourism Industry: The Case of a Global Distribution System Provider', Communications of Associations for Information Systems, 2017.
Higon A. D., Gholami, R. & Shirazi, F.  'ICT and environmental sustainability: A global perspective', Telematics and Informatics, 2017, 34 (4), 85–95.
Irani, A. K., Shirazi, F., and Bener, A. ‘A critical interrogation of e-waste management in Canada: Evaluating performance of environmental management systems’, Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Trust, 2016, 13(3).

Gentry, R. & Shirazi, F. ‘A Knowledge Management Analysis of an In-House Manual Software Testing’, International Journal of Computer Application (IJCA), 2015, 1 (5).

Shirazi, F. ‘Interrogating Iran’s restricted public cloud: An Actor Network Theory perspective’, Telematics & Informatics, 2013, 31(2), 228–236.

Shirazi, F. ‘Social media and the social movements in the Middle East and North Africa: A Critical Discourse Analysis’, Information Technology & People, 2013, 26 (1), 28 – 49.

Shirazi, F. 'A Global Perspective of the Impact of ICTs on Democratic Freedoms', International Journal of E-Business Development (IJED), 2012, 2(2), 7-14. Available at:

Shirazi, F. ‘Virtual Bazaar: A model for supporting Microtrade in the Least Developed Countries’, The Law and Development Review, 2012, 5(1), 29-49.

Shirazi, F., Higon, D. A. & Gholami, R. ‘ICT Diffusion and Foreign Direct Investment: A Comparative Study between Asia-Pacific and the Middle Eastern Economies, in Tan, F. B. (ed.) International Comparisons of Information Communication Technologies: Advancing Applications, 2012, IGI Publications, p. 294-320.

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-480-2, ISBN13: 9781613504802, ISBN10: 1613504802

Shirazi, F. ‘Free and Open Source Software vs. Internet filtering’, Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), April 2012, 85(4), 920-931. Available at:

Shirazi, F. ‘Information and Communication Technology and Women Empowerment in Iran’, Telematics & Informatics, February 2012, 29(1), 45-55.

Bankole, F., Shirazi, F., Brown, I. ‘Investigating the Impact of ICT Investments on Human Development’, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 2011, 48 (8), 1-19.

Shirazi, F., Gholami, R. & Higon, D. A. ‘Do Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Trade Openness explain the disparity in ICT diffusion between Asia-Pacific and the Islamic Middle Eastern countries?’, Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM), 2010, 18(3), 59-81.

Shirazi, F., ‘The Emancipatory Role of Information and Communication Technology: A Case Study of Internet Content Filtering Within Iran’, Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society (JICES), 2010, 8(1), 57-84.

Shirazi, F., Gholami, R., Higon, D. ‘The Impact of Information and Communication Technology, Education and Regulations on Economic Freedom in Developing Countries’, Information & Management (I&M), 2009, 46 (8), 426-433.

Shirazi, F., Ngwenyama, O., and O. Morawczynski, ‘The Digital Divide in Democratic Freedoms: An analysis of the impact of ICT expansion and ICT filtering on democracy’, Telematics & Informatics, 27(2010), 21-31. doi:10.1016/j.tele.2009.05.001, May 15, 2009.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Shirazi, F.,  Seddighi, A., Iqbal, A.  'Cloud Computing Security and Privacy: An Empirical Study', Proceedings in HCI International 2017, Vancouver, Canada, 9 - 14 July 2017.
Shirazi, F., and Krasnov, A. ‘Cloud Security: A Virtualized VLAN (V2LAN) Implementation’, Proceedings in the 18th HCI International Conference Toronto, Canada, 17 - 22 July 2016.
Irani, A., Shirazi, F. and Bener, A. ‘A critical interrogation of e-waste management in Canada: Evaluating performance of environmental management Systems’. 2016 Conference on Sustainability Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference,  Denver, CO, 16-18 May 2016.

Hossain, A., and Shirazi, F. ‘Cloud Computing: A Multi-tenant Case Study’, proceedings in the 17th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCII 2015), Los Angeles, CA, 2-7 August 2015.

Tehrani, S., Shirazi, F. ‘Factors Influencing the Adoption of Cloud Computing by Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs)’, proceedings in the 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Crete, Greece, 22-27 June 2014.

Calikli, G., Bener, A. and Shirazi, F. ‘Analyzing the Effects of Confirmation Bias on Software Development Team Performance: A Field Study during a Hackathon’, proceedings in Euromicro SEAA/DSD 2013 conference, Santander, Spain, September 4-6, 2013.

Shirazi, F. ‘An Intelligent Interactive Home Care System: An MPLS-Based Community Cloud’, proceedings in the 15th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 21-26 July 2013, Springer, pp. 207-216 (indexed in Thompson ISI).

Shirazi, F. 'Measuring the Efficiency of Digital Communities: A Case Study', proceedings in the Second International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications, Venice, Italy, June 24-29, 2012.

Shirazi, F. 'National Internet or a Censored Public Cloud?', proceedings in the 9th  International Association for Development of Information Society (IADIS)  E-Society 2012, Berlin, Germany, 10-13 March 2012, pp. 265-272 (indexed in Thompson ISI).

Shirazi, F., ‘Blogging, Political Participation and Mobilization in the Islamic Middle East:  A Critical Hermeneutic Content Analysis of Blogosphere’. Proceedings of the International Conference IADIS WWW/INTERNET 2011 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 5 - 8 November 2011 (indexed in Thompson ISI).

Shirazi, F. ‘The Emancipatory Role of Blogging in the Middle East’, proceedings of the  first  International Conference of Information Management and Evaluation, Cape Town, South Africa, March 25-26, 2010.

Shirazi, F. & Greenaway, K. ‘Examining Validity Claims for Internet Filtering in Islamic Middle Eastern Countries: A Critical Discourse Analysis’, proceedings of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, California, August 6 - 9, 2009 (indexed in Thompson ISI).

Shirazi, F. ‘Measuring E-democracy Opportunity, A Global Perspective’, proceedings of 13th International Conference on Human- Computer (HCI) San Diego, CA, July 19-24, 2009 (indexed in Thompson ISI).



ITM 301 IT Infrastructure
ITM 315
Network Administration
ITM 600 Introduction to IT Infrastructure
ITM 601 Advanced Business Process Methods
ITM 700 Information Technology and Strategic Management
ITM 735 ICT & Diversity
ITM 706 Entreprise Architecture
ITM 733 Research in IT - Independent Study
ITM 820 Information System Security and Privacy


MT 8312 Collaboration and Decision Technology
MT 8324 Information System Security and Control
MT 8326 Advanced Re-engineering Methods
ES 8950 Indpendent Study In Environmental Science and Management


CZMN 110
Foundations of Management Workshop
Research Funding
2017/18 TRSM Research Development Grant Competition, $7,000, for project " The Impact of Social Media on Students' Experiential Learning"
TRSM Innovative Teaching (Ryerson University), $4,000 (2016) for project "ICT and Diversity"
RECODE (Ryerson University), $10,000 (2016) for project "ICT and Environmental Sustainability: A Global Perspective"
TRSM/OVPRI Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant (Ryerson University), $9677.50 (2016) for project "The Role of Telematics: Understanding Distracted Driving Behaviour of Ontario Drivers"
Learning Teaching Office (Ryerson University) Teaching about Diversity Fund (TDF) grant ($3376.40 for 2016-2017) for project titled "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Diversity"
Ted Rogers School of Management Internal Research Grant ($7,000 for 2015-2016) for project titled “Big Data Mining: A Privacy by Design Perspectives.”
Co-investigator,  SSHRC, Adopt-IT Partnership Grant (2014), $197,296

Ph.D.   Information Systems, University of Cape Town, South Africa
M.Sc. Computer Security, University of Liverpool, England
B.Eng. Computer Security, University of Liverpool, England
Honours & Awards
2017 Ted Rogers School of Management, Dean's Teaching Excellence Award
2012 Ted Rogers School of Management Research Award
2012 Faculty Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award

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B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D.




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