Sam Ransbotham is a Professor of Information Systems at the Boston College, Carroll School of Management. He teaches “Analytics in Practice” and “Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.” Sam serves as a Senior Editor at Information Systems Research, an Associate Editor at Management Science, and an Academic Contributing Editor at the MIT Sloan Management Review. He co-hosts the “Me, Myself, and AI” podcast, available on all major platforms.
The National Science Foundation awarded Sam an NSF CAREER Award, one of the NSF’s “most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty,” for his analytics-based research in security. INFORMS honored Sam with an INFORMS ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award, which recognizes early-career individuals on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions. Sam earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, an M.B.A., and a Ph.D., all from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before earning his doctorate, Sam was the founder and principal of a software company with a globally diverse client list.
2019 Information Systems Research, Senior Editor
2019 MIT Sloan Management Review, Contributing Academic Editor
2017 MIT Sloan Management Review, Guest Editor for Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy
2017 McKiernan Distinguished Fellow
2017 INFORMS ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award
2016 Management Science, Associate Editor
2016 Information Systems Research, Associated Editor
2014 MIT Sloan Management Review, Guest Editor for Data and Analytics
2014 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2013 Best Young Researcher, Workshop on Health IT and Economics, (with Eric Overby and Mike Jernigan)
2013 Best Reviewer, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology
2013 Marketing Science Institute Research Grant, 2013 (with Nick Lurie and Hongju Liu)
2013 Best Paper, Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence Track, ICIS (with Jerry Kane)
2013 Boston College Carroll School of Management Undergraduate Teaching Award
2012 Best Paper, Security and Privacy Track, ICIS (with Saby Mitra)
2011 Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative Modeling Mobile Customer Behavior Grant (with Nick Lurie)
2011 Boston College Faculty Fellowship
2009 Runner-up for Best Published Paper in Information Systems Research (with Saby Mitra)
2010 Best Paper, Academy of Management, Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division (with Eric Overby)
2009 Google and WPP Marketing Research Award (with Nick Lurie)
Ransbotham, S., Overby, E. M., and Jernigan, M. C., "Electronic Trace Data and Legal Outcomes: The Effect of Electronic Medical Records on Malpractice Claim Resolution Time?", Management Science.
Subramanian, H., Mitra, S., and Ransbotham, S., "Capturing Value in Platform Business Models that Rely on User-Generated Content", Organization Science.
Kane, G. C., Young, A., Majchrzak, A., and Ransbotham, S. “Avoiding an Oppressive Future of Machine Learning: A Design Theory for Emancipatory Assistants," MIS Quarterly.
Ransbotham, S., Khodabandeh, S., Kiron, D., Candelon, F., Chu, M., and LaFountain, B., "Expanding AI's Impact With Organizational Learning", for MIT Sloan Management Review, 2020.
Li, Z., Duan, J. and Ransbotham, S. , "Coordination and Dynamic Promotion Strategies in Crowdfunding with Network Externalities", Production and Operations Management, 29(4) pp. 1032-1049, 2020.
Kokkodis, M., Lappas, T., and Ransbotham, S., "From Lurkers to Workers: Predicting Voluntary Contribution and Community Welfare," Information Systems Research, 31(2) pp. 607-626, 2020.
Ransbotham, S., Khodabandeh, S., Fehling, R., LaFountain, B., and Kiron, D., "Winning with AI", for MIT Sloan Management Review, 2019.
Ransbotham, S., Lurie, N., and Liu, H., "Creation and Consumption of Mobile Word-of-Mouth: How are Mobile Reviews Different?", Marketing Science, 2018.
Adomavicius, G., Bockstedt, J., Curley, S., Zhang, J., and Ransbotham, S., "Hidden Side Effects of Recommendation Systems", MIT Sloan Management Review, 60 (2), 2018.
Ransbotham, S., Kiron, D., Gerbert, P., Reeves, M., and Spira, M. "Artificial Intelligence in Business Gets Real: Pioneering Companies Aim for AI at Scale", for MIT Sloan Management Review, 2018.
Overby, E. M. and Ransbotham, S., "How Do Adopters Transition Between New and Incumbent Channels?," MIS Quarterly, 43(1), pp. 185-205, 2019.
Liang, H., Wang, N., Xue, Y., Ge, S., and Ransbotham, S., "Can IT Be Too In Sync With Business Strategy?", MIT Sloan Management Review, 59 (4), 2018.
Ransbotham, S. and Kiron, D., "Using Analytics to Understand Customer Engagement" for MIT Sloan Management Review, 2018.
Ransbotham, S., Kiron, D., Gerbert, P., and Reeves, M., "Reshaping Business with Artificial Intelligence: Closing the Gap Between Ambition and Action" for MIT Sloan Management Review, 2017.
Ransbotham, S. and Kiron, D., "Analytics as a Source of Business Innovation" for MIT Sloan Management Review, 2017.
Ransbotham, S., "The Subtle Source of Sampling Bias Hiding in Your Data," MIT Sloan Management Review, 59 (1), 2017.
Ransbotham, S., Fichman, R., Gopal, R., and Gupta, A. "Ubiquitous IT and Digital Vulnerabilities", Information Systems Research, 27(4), pp. 834-847, 2016.
Ransbotham, S., Kiron, D., and Prentice, P., "Minding the Analytics Gap," MIT Sloan Management Review, 56 (3), 2015.