Robinson College of Business - Georgia State University

Arun Rai

Harkins Chair of Information Systems

Regents Professor of the University System of Georgia

Email: arunrai at gsu dot edu
Personal web site: arunrai dot us

Biographical Sketch

Arun Rai is Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia and Harkins Chair of Information Systems at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He has held visiting appointments at universities in Germany, France, Hong Kong, and Australia. He co-founded the Robinson College of Business’ Center for Process Innovation, an interdisciplinary research center that promotes industry-university partnerships. He was appointed Regents’ Professor in 2006 by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia for outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and service. He was named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2010 in recognition of his outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and service to the Information Systems discipline.

For over 20 years, Arun’s research has examined how organizations can leverage information technologies in their strategies, inter-organizational relationships, and processes, and how systems can be successfully developed and implemented. He has collaborated with major organizations across sectors (e.g., IT, healthcare, automotives, financial services, government) on research projects, and his studies have been sponsored by organizations as well as by thought leadership forums and government agencies. He has published over 175 refereed articles, including 80+ journal articles in outlets such as Decision Sciences, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, and MIS Quarterly. He has been ranked by several studies to be among the top 10 scholars worldwide for research productivity in the premier Information Systems scholarly journals.

Arun has developed and taught courses related to IT and strategy, supply chain management, and technology and innovation across the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels. He has chaired 24 doctoral dissertations and served as committee member on another thirty. He has also developed and delivered executive education programs for major organizations and has consulted with C-level executives in various sectors on IT-enabled transformation at their organizations.

Arun has served as Senior Editor for Information Systems Research and Journal of Strategic Information Systems, as Associate Editor for Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly, and as editorial board member for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and Journal of the Association for Information Systems. He has served as Guest Editor for journal special issues, including the Information Systems Research 2007 Special Issue on the Digitally Enabled Extended Enterprise. He has also served as Track Co-Chair for the International Conference on Information Systems and Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems, panelist for the National Science Foundation, counselor for several junior faculty and doctoral consortia, and President of the Special Interest Group on the Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology.