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Russell L. Purvis


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 Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Information and Management Science
    Florida State University 1994
  • M.B.A. Marketing
    Georgia State University 1985
  • B.S. Systems Analysis
    University of Miami 1980

Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Organizational Impacts of Information Systems (Doctorate)
  • Project Management (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • E Commerce (Graduate)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Strategic Management(Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Systems Implementation
  • Information Technology Management (Graduate and Undergraduate)
  • Quantitative Models for Business Decisions
  • Independent Studies


Dr. Purvis teaches courses in the areas of project and technology management. His current research interests focus on the project management and the development and implementation of information systems . His articles have been published or accepted to be published in MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management among others, as well as national proceedings. He was awarded (2002) the Emerging Scholar Award and (2012) the Service Award within the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University. Prior to joining the Clemson University, Dr. Purvis was on faculty at the University of Central Florida where he received the 1997 Galloway award from the Management Department for outstanding research, teaching and service, the 1998 Galloway award from the Management Department for outstanding teaching, the 1998 Galloway award from the College of Business for the best undergraduate teaching, and a 1998 teaching award from the State of Florida.

Research Interests

  • Current research interests include project management and the issues in the implementation of IT applications within organizations.

Research Publications

  • 1. "The Relationships between Psychological and Organizational Climate and Stakeholder Motivation to Participate in the Assimilation of Project Management Processes and Complementary Software", International Journal of Project Management, [R. Purvis, T. Zagenczyk and G. McCray],(forthcoming).
  • 2. "Coworker Exclusion and Employee Outcomes: An Investigation of the Moderating Roles of Perceived Organizational and Social Support," Journal of Management Studies, [K. Scott, T. Zagenczyk, M. Schippers, R. Purvis, and K.S. Cruz], (forthcoming) Wiley.
  • 3. "The ties that influence: A social network analysis of prototypical employees' effects on job attitudes among coworkers," Journal of Management Policy and Practice [Zagenczyk, T.J., Gibney, R., Few, W.T., & Purvis, R.L. (forthcoming).
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