Kenneth L. Kraemer

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Paul Merage School of Business

Director, Center for Research on Information Technology & Organizations
Paul Merage School of Business

Director, Personal Computing Industry Center
Paul Merage School of Business

Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1967
B.Arch., University of Notre Dame, 1959, Architecture
M.U.R.P., University of Southern California, 1964, Urban and Regional Planning
M.P.P., University of Southern California, 1965, Public Policy and Management

Phone: 9494667588
Fax: (949) 824-8091

University of California, Irvine
8 Needlegrass
GSM 403
Mail Code: 4650
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Research Interests
Information technology, national computer policy, social and economic impact, payoffs from computing investments, productivity paradox, politics of computing, computers and the work environment, implementation and use of computer models, managing information systems in organizations
Academic Distinctions
Fellow, Association for Information Systems
Lifetime Achievement Award (LEO Award), Association for Information Systems
Research Abstract
Professor Kraemer is an expert in the social, economic and policy analysis of information technology, organizations and society. He has conducted research into these subjects for more than 25 years with support from the National Science Foundation, Sloan Foundation, IBM Corporation and many others. He is currently studying the payoffs from investments in information technology, the diffusion of computing in Asia-Pacific and Latin American countries, the dynamics of computing development in organizations, the impacts of computing on the work environment, and policies for successful implementation of computer-based systems. In addition, Professor Kraemer has been coeditor of a series of books entitled Computing, Organizations, Policy, and Society (CORPS) published by Columbia University Press. His recent book, Managing Information Systems, identifies four management states and provides insight for managers in deciding which state is most beneficial for the particular resources and goals of their organization. He has served as a consultant to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Office of Technology Assessment and the United Nations, and as a national expert to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 1990-1991, he was Shaw Professor in Information Systems and Computer Sciences at the National University of Singapore.
1982 Computers and Politics, with James N. Danziger, William Dutton, and Rob Kling. New York: Columbia University Press.
1987 Datawars: The Politics of Computer Models in Federal Policy Making, with S. Dickhoven, S. Fallows Tierney, and J. L. King. New York: Columbia University Press.
1989 Managing Information Systems: Change and Control in Organizational Computing, with J.L. King, D. E. Dunkle and J. P. Lane. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
1986 People and Computers: The Impacts of Computing on End Users in Organizations, with James N. Danziger. New York: Columbia University Press.
1987 Wired Cities: Shaping the Future of Communications, with W. H. Dutton and J. Blumler. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall and Co.
1998 Asia's Computer Challenge: Threat or Opportunity for the U.S., with J. Dedrick. New York: Oxford University Press.
1997 Middle management downsizing: an empirical investigation of the impact of IT, with A. Pinsonneault, Management Science, 43(5).
1996 Order without design: NII in the United States, with J.L. King, Information Infrastructure and Policy, 5.
1996 Entrepreneurship, flexibility and policy coordination: Taiwan's information technology industry, with J. Dedrick, C.Y. Hwang. T.C. Tu, and C.S. Yap, The Information Society, 12(2).
1991 The Information Systems Research Challenge: Survey Research Methods (ed.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Professional Societies
Association for Information Systems
Computing Research Association
Research Centers
Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations
Personal Computing Industry Center
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