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Sam Ransbotham, PhD

associate professor - information systems department


Sam Ransbotham received his PhD in Management (Information Technology) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  His prior education includes an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology as well. He was recently named guest editor for MIT's Sloan Management Review "Data & Analytics" initiative.

Dr. Ransbotham's research interests include  IT security, social media and the strategic use of IT.  His recent work appeared in Marketing Science, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research and the INFORMS Journal on Computing.  It has been presented at conferences sponsored by the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the International Conference on Information Systems. At the 2010 Academy of Management, Sam's research (with Eric Overby) won the Best Paper in the Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division.   One of his papers on IT security was selected as the runner-up for the Best Published Paper in Information Systems Research in 2009.  Sam was also awarded one of eleven inaugural Google and WPP Marketing Awards to support research into how online media influences consumer behavior, attitudes, and decision making. His recent research into mobile and realtime reviews was awarded a grant from the Wharton Customers Analytics Initiative, Modeling Mobile Customer Behavior program.

Dr. Ransbotham has also taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels.  Previous courses include Introduction to Information Technology and Systems Analysis and Design.  More information about his research and background is available at his website

Prior to earning his doctorate, Dr. Ransbotham was the founder and principal of a software company with a globally diverse client list.

Carroll School of Management
Fulton Hall 460A
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
phone: 617-552-0465