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Ojelanki Ngwenyama

Dr. Ojelanki Ngwenyama

Director, Institute for Innovation and Technology Management | Professor
DepartmentGlobal Management Studies
EducationMS, MBA, PhD
OfficeTRS 3-090
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 4203

Overview

Ojelanki Ngwenyama is currently Professor of Global Management and Director of the Institute for 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 in the MI-lab: Man and Information Technology Laboratory, 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.

Research and Professional Contributions
Elmi, M. A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2020). "Examining the use of electronic money and technology by the diaspora in international remittance system: A case of Somali remittances from Canada, external link, opens in new window". The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 86(5), e12138. https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12138, external link
Utulu, S. & Ngwenyama, O. (2019), "Understanding the Influence of Librarians Cognitive Frames on Institutional Repository Innovation and Implementation, external link, opens in new window". The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. Vol. 85. No. 6.  https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12110
Mahdiloo, M., O. Ngwenyama, R., Scheepers, and Tamaddoni, A., (2018). "Managing Emissions Allowances of Electricity Producers to Maximize CO2 Abatement:   DEA Models for Analyzing Emissions and Allocating Emissions Allowances, external link, opens in new window", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol 205, pp. 244-255.
Ngwenyama, O., & Klein, S. (2018). "Phronesis, argumentation and puzzle solving in IS research: illustrating an approach to phronetic IS research practice, external link, opens in new window", European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 27, No. 3 pp. 347 -366. 
Bailey, A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2016). "Community Mediation through ICTs: Seeking to Bridge Digital and Community Divides. The Journal of Community Informatics", 12(1).
Morgan, H. and Ngwenyama, O. (2015). "Real Options, Learning and Timing Software Upgrades: Towards an Integrative Model for Enterprise Software Upgrade Decision Analysis, external link, opens in new window", International Journal of Production Economics, 168, 211-223.
Ngwenyama, O., & Nielsen, P. A. (2014). "Using organizational influence processes to overcome IS implementation barriers: lessons from a longitudinal case study of SPI implementation, external link, opens in new window", European Journal of Information Systems23(2), 205-222.  
Osei-Bryson, K. M., & Ngwenyama, O. (2013). "Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research, opens in new window", Springer. , external link
Bailey, A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2013). "Toward entrepreneurial behavior in underserved communities: an ethnographic decision tree model of telecenter usage, opens in new window", Information Technology for Development19 (3), 230-248. 
Kræmmergaard, P.; Keller, KD; Ngwenyama, O., (2012) “Archetypes and the Logic of Management - How assumptions on ERP systems influence management actions, opens in new window”, AIS Transactions on Enterprise Systems, Vol. 3, pp. 36-45.
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, external link, opens in new window", 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, external link, opens in new window", Information Systems Journal21(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, external link, opens in new window", 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, opens in new window", Telematics and Informatics, 28(3), 204-214.
Bjørn, P., and O. Ngwenyama (2011), “Technology Alignment: A new area in Virtual Team Research, external link, opens in new window”, 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, external link, opens in new window”, 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, external link, opens in new window”, 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, external link, opens in new window,” 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, external link, opens in new window”, 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, external link, opens in new window”, Information Systems Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 175-196.
Book Chapters
Elmi, M., & O. Ngwenyama (2019) The Role of Mobile Money in Somalia’s Remittance System in Nah, F. F., Xiao, B. S. (eds) HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Interacting with Information Systems.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham.
Mullings, C., & O. Ngwenyama (2018) Factors that Drive Successful Electronic Health Record Implementation Among Aging Nurses in Nah, F. F., Xiao, B. S. (Eds) HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Interacting with Information Systems. HCIBGO 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91716-0_50
Utulu, S. C. A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2017). Model for Constructing Institutional Framework for Scientific Knowledge Management Systems: Nigerian Institutional Repository Innovation Case Applicable to Developing Countries. In Catalyzing Development through ICT Adoption (pp. 149-174). Springer International Publishing.
Woldeyohannes H.O., Ngwenyama O.K. (2017) Factors Influencing Acceptance and Continued Use of mHealth Apps. In: Nah FH., Tan CH. (eds) HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Interacting with Information Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10293. Springer, Cham

Ojelanki is PI for the SSHRC funded project: Accelerating Digital Technology Adoption In Canadian Companies. His other ongoing research projects are: (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 modelling 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.

Education
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