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Our work is at the intersection of rapid information-technology evolution and the essential social structures of our community, including business strategy, law, and public policy.


    The Center faculty, affiliated students, and corporate sponsors are building an equitable, ethical, and sustainable framework for expanding digital innovation in human society. We focus on research and thought leadership in e-business, knowledge management in cyberspace, integrated strategy, and tech interactions in non-market environments.

Center Director: Dr. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa


Dr. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa is Professor of Information Systems and Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Chair in Business Administration at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin.


At The University of Texas at Austin, she serves as the Director of the Center for Business, Technology and Law. She has held many distinguished appointments such as the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School and Finnish Distinguished Professor at Aalto University. She was the first woman to hold the title of Finnish Distinguished (Fidipro) Professor.


Her work has appeared in information systems, management, engineering, accounting, marketing, psychology, and anthropology journals. She recently published a co-authored book “Words Matter: Communicating Effectively in the New Global Office.”


Dr. Jarvenpaa has received numerous best paper awards in information systems and management journals. Dr. Jarvenpaa serves or has served as the senior editor or editor-in-chief for several journals:  Journal of Association for Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, and European Journal of Information Systems.


She has served in numerous other leadership positions in her field. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Business Administration from University of Minnesota. She is a recipient of Association of Information Systems (AIS) Fellow and LEO Awards (LEO stands for Life Time Achievement of Exceptional Global Contributions in the field of information systems). She has been awarded four honorary doctorates.





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