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    Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Ph.D.




    TRS 3-090


    416-979-5000 ext. 4203

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    Ojelanki Ngwenyama is currently Professor of Global Management and Director of the Institute of Innovation and Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada; Visiting Research Professor, Department of Information Systems, University of Cape Town; Guest Professor at Halmstad University, Sweden; and Docent in Information Systems University of Jyväskylä, Finland. In 2012 he was VELUX Visiting Professor of Information Technology Management, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; and in 2011 he was Andrew Mellon Foundation Mentorship Professor in Information Systems, UCT. Ojelanki has been a member of the faculties of Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto; Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University; Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University; and Aarhus Business School, University of Aarhus, Denmark. In 2009 he received D.Phil (Honoris Causa) from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Pretoria for International Contributions to Research Methods in Information Systems.


    D.Phil (HC, 2009) for International Contributions to Research Methods in Information Systems

    Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology

    University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa

    Ph.D., Computer Science (1988), Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science,

    State University of New York-Binghamton, NY, USA.

    MBA, Organizations and Management (1985), Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY, USA

    MS Computer Information Systems, and BS Computer Science (1983), Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA

    Research Projects

    Ojelanki has the following ongoing research projects: (a) Organizational Innovation and Design: Focus an understanding of how to develop enabling conditions for organizational innovation and the role of design and technology appropriation in organizational innovation. (b) Decision modeling for Technology Management: Focused on developing decision models based on the learning curve, real options, game theory and transaction cost economics for analyzing complex high-value decision making for new technology implementation in organizations. (c) Information Technology and Global Development: Focused on investigating the social and economic impacts of ICT on developing countries. (e) Critical Social Science Research Methods: Focused on developing methodologies for critical social science research in information systems.

    Selected Publications

    (for a full list see:

    Ngwenyama, O., & Nielsen, P. A. (2014). Using organizational influence processes to overcome IS implementation barriers: lessons from a longitudinal case study of SPI implementation. European Journal of Information Systems, 23(2), 205-222.

    Osei-Bryson, K. M., & Ngwenyama, O. (2013). Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research. Springer.

    Bailey, A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2013). Toward entrepreneurial behavior in underserved communities: an ethnographic decision tree model of telecenter usage. Information Technology for Development, 19(3), 230-248.

    Kræmmergaard, P.; Keller, KD; Ngwenyama, O., (2012) “Archetypes and the Logic of Management - How assumptions on ERP systems influence management actions”. AIS Transactions on Enterprise Systems, Vol. 3, pp. 36-45.$FILE/AIS-2012.pdf

    Kositanurit, B., Osei-Bryson, K. M., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). Re-examining information systems user performance: Using data mining to identify properties of IS that lead to highest levels of user performance. Expert Systems with Applications, 38(6), 7041-7050.

    Osei‐Bryson, K. M., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). Using decision tree modelling to support Peircian abduction in IS research: a systematic approach for generating and evaluating hypotheses for systematic theory development. Information Systems Journal, 21(5), 407-440.

    Turetken, O., Jain, A., Quesenberry, B., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Individual and Work Characteristics on Telecommuting Success. Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on, 54(1), 56-67.

    Bailey, A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). The challenge of e-participation in the digital city: Exploring generational influences among community telecentre users. Telematics and Informatics, 28(3), 204-214.

    Bjørn, P., and O. Ngwenyama (2011), “Technology Alignment: A new area in Virtual Team Research”, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Vol. 54. No. 1, 2011.

    Bailey, A., and O. Ngwenyama (2010), “Bridging the Generation Gap in ICT Use: Interrogating Identity, Technology and Interactions in Community Telecentres” Journal of Information Technology for Development,  Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 62-82.

    Ngwenyama, O., and J. Nørbjerg (2010), “Software Process Improvement with Weak Management Support: An Analysis of the Dynamics of Intra-organizational Alliances in IS Change Initiatives”, European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 303-319.

    Plaza, M., O. Ngwenyama and K. Rholf (2010), “A Comparative Analysis of Learning Curves: Implications for New Technology Implementation Management,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 200, No. 2, pp. 518-528.

    Bjørn, P., and O. Ngwenyama (2009), “Virtual Team Collaboration: Building Shared Meaning, Resolving Breakdowns and Creating Translucence”, Information Systems Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 227-253.

    Cukier, W., O. Ngwenyama, R. Bauer and C. Middleton (2009), “A Critical Analysis of Media Discourse on Information Technology: Preliminary Results of a Proposed Method for Critical Discourse Analysis”, Information Systems Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 175-196.