Bhattacherjee, Anol

Full Professor of Information Systems and Dean's Fellow at the University of South Florida.

Anol Bhattacherjee (Dr. B) is a Full Professor of Information Systems and Dean's Fellow at the University of South Florida. He is one of the top ten researchers in the world in information systems, ranked 8th based on research publications in the top two journals in the discipline (MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research) over the 2001-2010 decade (search top researchers here). In a research career spanning 18 years, Dr. B has published 57 refereed journal papers that have received over 8000 citations on Google Scholar (see citation record here). His 2001 <em "mso-bidi-font-style:="">MIS Quarterly paper, cited over 2500 times, is credited with creating a new stream of research on technology continuance. His current research focuses on creation and management of innovations, ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development), and socially sustainable enterprises. His free text book on research methods titled Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices  has been downloaded over 150,000 times since its publication in November 2011,  is used in graduate programs in at least 43 countries on six continents, and is available in four languages (download English version).  Dr. B was the Principal Investigator or Co-PI in US federal grants exceeding $750,000.  

Dr. B currently teaches a doctoral seminar on Research Methods and MBA/EMBA classes on Management Information Systems and Database Management. He holds PhD and MBA degrees from the University of Houston, and MS and BS degrees from Indian Institute of Technology.  He had prior faculty appointments at Arizona State University and the University of Colorado at Denver, was a visiting professor at Sogang University, Seoul (South Korea) and EDHEC, Lille (France), and served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar at ESPRIT, Tunis (Tunisia). He also served on the editorial board of MIS Quarterly (the #1 journal in information systems) for four years and is on the current editorial board of the Journal of the AIS. He is frequently invited to present his research at universities and research venues worldwide, and assists many universities in program development and research initiatives.

Dr. B is originally from Kolkata (Calcutta), a bustling metropolis of 15 million people in eastern India, but has lived in the USA for almost 25 years, and is an avid global traveler. He has lived in or traveled to over 50 countries on six continents, including such places as the Serengeti, Galapagos Islands, Middle-east, Russia, China, and New Zealand (click here to see his travel photos). His greatest regret is that he narrowly missed an opportunity to visit Antartica! More information about Dr. B can be obtained by his web page.