Research Expertise: Management of Information Systems/Media Management
Full biography: http://www.ryerson.ca/itm/fcty/Middleton/Middleton.html
Dr. Middleton holds a Canada Research Chair (Communication Technologies in the Information Technology Society), and is an Associate Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. Catherine received her PhD from the Schulich School of Business at York University. She is a co-author (with ITM colleagues Wendy Cukier, Ken Grant and Denise Shortt) of Innovation Nation, a book profiling successful Canadian technology entrepreneurs. Catherine teaches courses on Innovation and Organizations in the MBA. She recently completed a research project studying consumer adoption of broadband technologies, and has published several papers on BlackBerry adoption. Catherine is now studying the deployment of community and municipal wireless networks. Catherine's research focuses on consumer/citizen adoption and usage of new communication technologies. She is working with colleague Ozgur Turetken to learn more about the organizational impacts of BlackBerry adoption. With colleagues at York University and the University of Toronto, she recently completed a research project studying the deployment of community and municipal wireless networks (www.cwirp.ca). She has also completed studies of broadband internet adoption, and published multiple papers on Internet usage in Canada. Her current research projects include a study of the development of the Australian National Broadband Network, and a study of mobile phone usage in Canada. More information on Catherine's research can be found at www.broadbandresearch.ca and www.ryerson.ca/~cmiddlet.