Dr. Manju Ahuja is the Frazier Family Professor of Information Systems at the College of Business. She has been ranked among the top 50 researchers in the field of Information Systems worldwide by various sources and appears on Stanford University’s list of top 2% scientists in the world.
Ahuja was honored with the Enterprising Women Award by Louisville Business First in 2023. In 2022, she was selected for the University of Louisville’s Presidential Distinguished Faculty Award for Research in social sciences. Ahuja was named a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems in 2021. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Academy of Management’s OCIS division for 2020.
Ahuja serves as Senior Editor Emeritus at Information Systems Research. She was a Senior Editor at the MIS Quarterly during 2014-2017 and the Journal of AIS during 2017-2019. She has been ranked among the top 50 researchers in the field of Information Systems worldwide by various sources and appears on Stanford University’s list of top 2% scientists in the world. She is actively involved in research on issues related to IT workforce, AI Ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship related to IT, digital transformation, hybrid work, and remote work.
She has held visiting scholar appointments at premier institutions across the world. She has received four National Science Foundation grants totaling over $2,000,000 for her research on IT workforce issues. Her research has been cited by publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Times of India, LSE (London School of Economics) Business Review, and other outlets.
- PhD (Management Information Systems) University of Pittsburgh
- MBA (Management Information Systems) Pace University
- BS (Marketing) Indore University, India
Awards & Honors
This honor recognizes an individual’s sustained contribution to the AoM/OCIS community through significant leadership roles, as well as scholarly impact and influence. Ahuja has served the OCIS division in a variety of elected leadership roles, including professional development workshops chair, doctoral consortium chair (2008-2009), program chair (2009-2010), and division chair (2011-2012). In addition, she has been engaged in the growth and development of the OCIS community through mentoring junior and senior scholars and doctoral students. Her early scholarship contributions revolved around online communities and virtual teams. In the past ten years, her research areas have expanded to include work-life balance and remote work, gender issues in IT, Future of Work, communication media, and mobile technology usage and impacts.
The University of Louisville ADVANCE Adaptation project called the Advancement through Healthy Empowerment, Networking, and Awareness (ATHENA) is aimed at creating structures for improving equity for STEM faculty. The project will lead to the creation of an ATHENA Center for STEM Equity, which will enhance UofL’s institutional capacity in STEM equity research and will help to sustain the ADVANCE Adaptation project strategies shown to be effective.
Ranking based on publications in top three journals for the period 2017-2019.
Recent Research & Publications
The Interdependence of Coordination and Cooperation in Information Technology OutsourcingInformations Systems Research. March 24, 2023
Worker Stress in the Age of Mobility: The Combined Effects of Interruption Overload and Worker Control,Journal of Strategic Information Systems. December 1, 2020
External Knowledge for Knowledge Creation and InnovationInformation and Management. December 2, 2020
IT-supported CollaborationMIS Quarterly (FT50 Journal). December 1, 2020
Is that an opportunity? Global versus local processing of technological and socioeconomic constraintsJournal of Small Business Management. August 14, 2020