Varun GroverWilliam S. Lee Distinguished Professor of Information Systems
Office: 324A Sirrine Hall
Personal Website: http://people.clemson.edu/~vgrover/grover.htm
Ph.D. Management Information Systems
B. Tech. Electrical Engineering
• Introduction to Computer Information Systems (Graduate)
ProfileVarun Grover is the William S. Lee (Duke Energy) Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Clemson University. He has published extensively in the information systems field, with over 200 publications in refereed journals. Ten recent articles (published in Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Decision Line, HICSS, EJIS, Information & Management, and Communications of the Association for Information Systems) have ranked him 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in research productivity (among over 6000) researchers in the world in the top six Information Systems journals in the past decade. The most recent article evaluated him as 2nd among the top 200 most influential IS researchers in the world based on the h-index and the citation impact of their work. In a 2012 update of the University of Arizona\'s h-ranking, he was recognized in the top 10 of 400 top IS researchers. He is Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly Executive and Senior Editor (Emeritus) for MIS Quarterly, the Journal of the AIS, and Database and serves as Associate or Advisory Editor for numerous other journals (including JMIS, IJEC, DS, JOM, etc.) He has served as Editor of numerous Special Issues of JMIS, MISQ, Decision Sciences, and Database. Dr. Grover has had the privilege of chairing over 35 doctoral dissertations, and is actively involved with doctoral students in various capacities. At USC and Clemson he has won numerous outstanding teaching awards including the Alfred G. Smith Award twice for excellence in teaching, the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award twice, and he is a 7 time recipient of the Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence based on \"exceptional achievement in research and teaching\" In 2012, he received the University\'s most prestigious Alumni Award for Outstanding Research. He is currently working in the areas of IT value, system politics and process transformation and recently released his third book (with M. Lynne Markus) on process change. Dr. Grover has participated in many MIS Camps, Doctoral Consortia, and panels at AMCIS and ICIS, and has on several occasions chaired both the Doctoral Consortium and the MIS Camp. In addition, he given numerous keynote speeches including the Second Global Outsourcing Conference in NYC, the 4th Annual Conference on IT and Management, the First Global Flexible Systems Conference in New Delhi, the Ninth Global IT Management Association World Conference in Atlanta, the 7th Wuhan International Conference on E-Business in Wuhan, China, the 10th International Smartsourcing Conference in Daejeon, Korea, and at AIS Workshops including the PACIS Doctoral Consortium in Taipei. In addition, he has participated in Speaker series in over 30 universities in USA, Europe and Asia. Over the past 4 years he has conducted numerous workshops, panels and talks in various universities in Europe, Taiwan, Hong Kong, S. Korea, India and China. Anbar Intelligence has recognized seven of his articles as having the “highest” (5-star) quality in rigor and relevance and recently he received recognition for the PriceWaterhouse Coopers \"Outsourcing World Achievement Award\" for \"making a difference in the industry for significant contributions to advancing the theory and practice of outsourcing.\" He is currently listed in Who’s Who of International Professionals, Who’s Who in Information Technology, Harvard’s International Directory of Scholars, and is an member of AIS, INFORMS, DSI, Academy of Management, and ACM. He is also recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from IIT Delhi and has been indoctrinated as one of around 50 Fellows of the Association for Information Systems.
My major research theme is the effective deployment of information technologies in a business context. Most of my emphasis has been in the areas of IS value, IS strategy, reengineering, and innovation. More recently, I have extended my work to include e-business and knowledge management, with a general thrust toward the role of IT in creation of value at all levels. While my work employs a positivist epistemology, it is not locked into one philosophy or even methodology. I have conducted field surveys, experimental designs, structured interviews, content analysis, secondary data analyses (e.g., strategic group analysis, event studies), field experiments, and modeling. I recently co-edited three books on IT and process change.