College of Business and Behavioral Science


Russell Purvis

Interim Associate Dean, College of Business and Behavioral Science

Office: 106 Sirrine Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3770
Fax: (864) 656-2015
Personal Website:

 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 information systems as well as project and technology management. His current research interests focus on the development and implementation of information systems with an emphasis on managing information system projects. His articles have been published or accepted to be published in MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Information and Management, Decision Support Systems, Economics Letters, and Omega among others, as well as national proceedings. He was awarded (2002) the Emerging Scholar 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 organizational transformation through information technologies, issues in the implementation of IT applications within organizations, and project management.

 Research Publications

1. “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).
2. “Technostress: Technological Antecedents and Implications,” Accepted at MIS Quarterly, [R. Ayyagari, V. Grover, R. Purvis]
2. “Are You Managing an ‘Everest’ Project? A Case Study Considering Issues for Project Managers Born from Tragedy”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems: 2009, Vol. 24, Article 44, [R. Purvis, R. Henry, W. Leigh, G. McCray]
3. “Historical Impulse Response of Return Analysis Shows Information Technology Improves Stock Market Efficiency” Informatica, Volume 33, No. 2, pp. 199–203, 2009 [W. Leigh, R. Purvis].
4. "Trading with a Stock Chart Heuristic", IEEE Transactions On Systems, Man, And Cybernetics, Volume 38, No. 1, pp. 93-104, 2008 [Leigh, W., C. Frohlich, S. Hornik, R. L. Purvis and T. Roberts].
5. "Implementation and Validation of an Opportunistic Stock Market Timing Heuristic: One-Day Share Volume Spike as Buy Signal" Expert Systems with Applications Volume 35, Issue 4, pp. 1628-1637, Nov. 2008 [Leigh, W. and R. L. Purvis].