Information Systems

Information systems are critical for business firms to survive and prosper in today’s global marketplace. Research conducted by faculty in the IS area at DeGroote helps companies of all sizes understand how to best use information systems including eBusiness and mobile business to find new markets, improve market share, reduce costs and satisfy the requirements of their customers and business partners.

Technology Adoption, Human Computer Interaction, Website design, eHealth, eGovernment, Knowledge Management, Information Security & Privacy, Digital Storytelling, Decision Support Systems, and eHealth are some of the topics currently under investigation by IS researchers at DeGroote. The McMaster eBusiness Research Centre (MeRC) and the Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation, both housed in the IS Area, enhance the research of the faculty and make important contributions to enhancing interdisciplinary research in the above area.

Courses offered by the IS area are focused on equipping students with a solid understanding of the gamut of information systems that exist in today’s business environment and the critical role they play in achieving a sustained competitive advantage for any organization.

Faculty

Norm Archer

NORM ARCHER

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Archer and his students carry out research on electronic health applications and systems; electronic business; identity theft; supply chain management; project management; change management in...

Brian Detlor

BRIAN DETLOR

Professor

Professor Detlor’s research interests lie at the intersection of users, information, and information systems. His current research project pertains to the City of Hamilton’s “Love Your City,...

Maryam Ghasemaghaei

MARYAM GHASEMAGHAEI

Assistant Professor

Dr. Maryam Ghasemaghaei is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. She received her MSc in Marketing from the University of Isfahan,...

Khaled Hassanein

KHALED HASSANEIN

Associate Dean

Dr. Khaled Hassanein is a Professor of Information Systems, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies & Research), and Director of the McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre at the DeGroote School...

Milena Head

MILENA HEAD

Professor

Dr. Milena Head is a professor of information systems, and Academic Director of the EMBA program, at the DeGroote School of Business. She holds the Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation. Dr....

Ali-reza Montazemi

ALI-REZA MONTAZEMI

Professor

Ali Reza Montazemi is a Full Professor of Information Systems at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He has served on the editorial boards of Journals such as European Journal...

Kamran Sartipi

KAMRAN SARTIPI

Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr. Sartipi’s research and education are interdisciplinary in Engineering and Computer Science (specialized in Software Engineering). He is a professional engineer of Ontario. His research...

Joseph Tan

JOSEPH TAN

Professor

Professor Tan specializes in the innovative design, implementation and diffusion of advancing e-technology to improve health services delivery system efficiencies and effectiveness. Serving as...

Nicole Wagner

NICOLE WAGNER

Assistant Professor

Dr. Nicole Wagner is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. She holds a PhD in Information Systems, an MBA specialized in eCommerce,...

George Wesolowsky

GEORGE WESOLOWSKY

Professor Emeritus

Professor Wesolowsky specializes in quantitative methods for business decisions. Two particular fields of application are statistical methods for quality control and optimization methods in...

Yufei Yuan

YUFEI YUAN

Professor

Dr. Yuan is an expert in the fields of mobile commerce, information security and privacy, business analytics, online negotiation, human-computer interaction, fuzzy logic, decision making in health...

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

February 2021

An International Experience Of Electronic Communication And Implementation Of Ehealth Solutions In A Vascular Surgery Clinic

JOURNAL : IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (1971 -)
CONTRIBUTORS: Aisling Kelly, Jessica Belchos, Mark Wheatcroft, Paul E Burke, Yasser Abdeldaim, Eamon G Kavanagh, Norman Archer, Ann Mckibbon, Michael A Moloney
February 2021

Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Literature Review

JOURNAL : SUSTAINABILITY
CONTRIBUTORS: Shuai Zhang, Kai Huang, Yufei Yuan
February 2021

E-waste Information Security Protection Motivation: The Role Of Optimism Bias

JOURNAL : INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & PEOPLE
CONTRIBUTORS: Hao Chen, Ofir Turel, Yufei Yuan
March 2021

Opinion Leadership Vs. Para-social Relationship: Key Factors In Influencer Marketing

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF RETAILING AND CONSUMER SERVICES
CONTRIBUTORS: Samira Farivar, Fang Wang, Yufei Yuan
May 2021

Discovering Group-based Transnational Cyber Fraud Actives: A Polymethodological View

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & SECURITY
CONTRIBUTORS: Siqi Chen, Yufei Yuan, Xin (robert) Luo, Jie Jian, Yan Wang
March 2021

Creative Leadership, Innovation Climate And Innovation Behaviour: The Moderating Role Of Knowledge Sharing In Management

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Pinghao Ye, Liqiong Liu, Joseph Tan
March 2021

Twitter Vs. Zika—the Role Of Social Media In Epidemic Outbreaks Surveillance

JOURNAL : HEALTH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Mohamed Abouzahra, Joseph Tan
January 2021

Effective Use Of Information Technologies By Seniors: The Case Of Wearable Device Use

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CONTRIBUTORS: Mohamed Abouzahra, Maryam Ghasemaghaei
January 2021

Assessment Of Complexity In Cloud Computing Adoption: A Case Study Of Local Governments In Australia

JOURNAL : INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS
CONTRIBUTORS: Omar Ali, Anup Shrestha, Maryam Ghasemaghaei, Ghassan Beydoun
September 2020

Understanding Users’ Dynamic Behavior In A Free Trial Of It Services: A Three-stage Model

JOURNAL : INFORMATION & MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Weiling Jiao, Hao Chen, Yufei Yuan
March 2020

Improving Self-care In Patients With Coexisting Type 2 Diabetes And Hypertension By Technological Surrogate Nursing: Randomized Controlled Trial

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH
CONTRIBUTORS: Calvin Kalun Or, Kaifeng Liu, Mike Kp So, Bernard Cheung, Loretta Yc Yam, Agnes Tiwari, Yuen Fun Emmy Lau, Tracy Lau, Pui Sze Grace Hui, Hop Chun Cheng, Joseph Tan, Michael Tow Cheung
June 2020

Digital Transformation In Healthcare: New Value For A New Movement

JOURNAL : HEALTH POLICY AND TECHNOLOGY
CONTRIBUTORS: Michael S Dohan, Christopher B Califf, Kaushik Ghosh, Joseph Tan
December 2020

Wearable Device Adoption Among Older Adults: A Mixed-methods Study

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Samira Farivar, Mohamed Abouzahra, Maryam Ghasemaghaei
August 2020

A Novel Deep Learning-based Multi-model Ensemble Method For The Prediction Of Neuromuscular Disorders

JOURNAL : NEURAL COMPUTING AND APPLICATIONS
CONTRIBUTORS: Aditya Khamparia, Aman Singh, Divya Anand, Deepak Gupta, Ashish Khanna, N Arun Kumar, Joseph Tan
October 2020

Know-how To Lead Digital Transformation: The Case Of Local Governments

JOURNAL : GOVERNMENT INFORMATION QUARTERLY
CONTRIBUTORS: Jeffrey J Pittaway, Ali-reza Montazemi
December 2020

Subjective Semantic Surprise Resulting From Divided Attention Biases Evaluations Of An Idea’s Creativity

JOURNAL : SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
CONTRIBUTORS: Goran Calic, Nour El Shamy, Isaac Kinley, Scott Watter, Khaled S Hassanein
September 2020

Improving Organizational Performance Through The Use Of Big Data

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CONTRIBUTORS: Maryam Ghasemaghaei
September 2020

Study On Free Trial Decision-making Of It Products And Services From An It Company's Perspective

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
CONTRIBUTORS: Jiaqing Xu, Weiling Jiao, Hao Chen, Yufei Yuan

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

January 2020

Power Of Stories In Transferring Information: Evidence From A Digital Storytelling Initiative

CONFERENCE : AMCIS 2020 PROCEEDINGS
CONTRIBUTORS: Fariba Nosrati, Brian Detlor
January 2020

Empowering Users To Detect Data Analytics Discriminatory Recommendations

CONFERENCE : 40TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ICIS 2019
CONTRIBUTORS: S Ebrahimi, Khaled S Hassanein
January 2020

Empowering Users To Detect Data Analytics Discriminatory Recommendations

CONFERENCE : 40TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ICIS 2019
CONTRIBUTORS: S Ebrahimi, Khaled S Hassanein
January 2020

Can Language Help In The Characterization Of User Behavior? Feature Engineering Experiments With Word2vec

CONFERENCE : PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING, SEKE
CONTRIBUTORS: E Lopez, Kamran Sartipi