Ojelankik K. Ngwenyama

Undergraduate education in civil engineering and computer science. MS, Computer Information Systems (1983), Walter E. Heller College, Roosevelt University, Chicago. MBA, Organizations and Management (1985), Crouse Hinds School of Management, Syracuse University, NY

Ph.D., Computer Science and Information Systems (1988), Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, State University of New York-Binghamton

Full Professor and Director of Research and Education in the Center of Excellence in Enterprise-Wide Systems Research at Virginia Commonwealth University (with N. Bryson). Also Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Management Sciences and Member of the Board of Directors of the School of Information Technology, University of Pretoria; Docent (Research Professor) at University of Jyväskylä, Finland; and Visiting Research Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark

home url: http://www.isy.vcu.edu/~ojelanki/

From Dr. Ngwenyama's home page. "My research into information systems is informed by critical social theory (CST). As a critical social theorist I am interested in advancing three basic types of knowledge about IT and organizations, technical, social and emancipatory (cf. Ngwenyama 1991 for details). My research papers have been published in a wide range of international journals. In 1997 Allen Lee and I won the MISQ Best Paper Award. I am a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Association of Information Systems, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology and People. I have co-edited two books, Transforming Organizations With Information Technology: Information Technology and New Emergent Forms of Organizations, North Holland, 1994 and New Information Technologies in Organizational Processes: Field Studies and Theoretical Reflections on the Future of Work, Kluwer, 1999. I have been an active member IFIP WG 8.2 since 1986."



1997 MISQ Best Paper Award (with Allen Lee)

1997 ANBAR Research Excellence Award

1997 Academy of Finland Grant for Research Project: Groupware and The Virtualization of Organizations, co-principal investigator with K. Lyytinen and E. Karsten.



Dr. Ngwenyaha has over 20 refereed publication and nearly as many conference publications.

20. (with Kalle Lyytinen) Sharrock and Button... Much Ado about Nothing, Computer Supported Cooperative Work:The Journal of Collaborative Computing, 8, No. 3, pp. 285-293, 1999.

19. (with P. Aiken) Reverse Engineering of New Systems for Smooth Implementation, IEEE Software, March/April, 1999,pp. 36-43.

18. with N. Bryson) Eliciting and Mapping Qualitative Preferences to Numeric Rankings in Group Decision Making, (European Journal of Operational Research, 116, pp. 487-197, 1999.

17. (with N. Bryson) Making The Information Systems Outsourcing Decision: A Transaction Cost Approach To Analyzing Decision Problems, European Journal of Operational Research, 115, pp. 351-367, 1999.

16. Groupware, Social Action and Emegent Organizations On the Process Dynamics of Computer Mediated Distributed Work, Accounting, Management and Information Technology, 8, No. 4, 1998.

15. (with N. Bryson) Generating Belief Functions From Qualitative Preferences: An Approach To Eliciting Expert Judgments and Deriving Probability Functions, Data &Knowledge Engineering, 28, No. 2, pp. 145-159, 1998.

14. (with Allen Lee) Communication Richness in Electronic Mail: Critical Social Theory and The Contextuality of Meaning, MIS Quarterly, 17, No. 2, pp. 145-167, 1997.

13. (with K. Lyytinen) Groupware Environments as Action Constitutive Resources: A Social Action Framework For Analyzing Groupware Technologies, Computer Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing, 6, No. 1, pp. 1-23, 1997.

12. (with N. Bryson and A. Mobolurin) Supporting Facilitation in Group Support Systems: Techniques for Analyzing Consensus Relevant Data, Decision Support Systems, 16, No. 2. pp. 155-168, 1996.

11. (with N. Bryson &A. Mobolurin) Modelling Pairwise Comparisons on Ratio Scales, European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 83, pp. 639-654, 1995.

10. (with D. Grant) Enterprise Modeling For CIM Information Systems Architectures: An Object-Oriented Approach, Computers And Industrial Engineering, 26, No. 2, 1994.

9. (with N. Bryson &A Mobolurin) A Qualitative Discriminant Approach To Scoring and Ranking in Group Support Systems, Information Processing &Management, 30, No. 3, 1994.

8. (with H. K. Klein) An Exploration of the Expertise of Knowledge Workers: Toward a Definition of The UoD of Knowledge Acquisition, Journal Of Information Systems, 4, No.1, 1994.

7. Developing End-Users' Systems Development Competence: An Exploratory Study, Information And Management, 25, No. 4, 1993.

6. (with K. Lyytinen) What Does Computer Support For Cooperative Work Mean, Accounting Management & Information Technology, 2, No. 1, 1992.

5. (with D. Grant and H.K. Klein) Modeling For CIM Information Systems Architecture Definition, Computers In Industry. Vol. 18, No. 2, 1992.

4. (with N. Bryson) A Formal Method For Analyzing And Integrating The Rule-Sets of Multiple Experts, Information Systems, 17, No. 1, 1992.

3. End-user Systems Development as Collaborative Action Learning, Journal of Management Systems, 3, No. 1, 1991.

2. (with R. Kaula) An Approach to Open Intelligent Information Systems, Information Systems, 15, No. 5, 1990.

1. (with D. Grant) Epistemological problems in developing Intelligent Information Systems for industrial applications, Computers and Industrial Engineering, 17, No. 2, 1989.  


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