Manju Ahuja is Frazier Family Chair of Information Systems at the University of Louisville. She has previously held faculty positions at the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), Florida State University, and Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Ahuja has been ranked among the top 100 researchers in the field of Information Systems worldwide by a variety of sources (e.g., 27th among the researchers publishing in top three Information Systems journals for the period 2017-2019). She appears on the Stanford University’s list of top 2% scientists in the world.
Dr. Ahuja currently serves as Senior Editor at Information Systems Research. She was a Senior Editor at the MIS Quarterly (2014-2017) and the Journal of AIS (2017-2019). She has served in other editorial roles at several premier journals including Management Information Systems Quarterly (Associate Editor, 2010-2013), Information Systems Research (Associate Editor, 2006-08), and Management Science (Guest Editor).
Manju was named a Fellow of the Association of Information Systems in 2021. She is also the recipient of a Lifelong Service Award from Academy of Management’s OCIS division for 2020. In 2022, she was selected for the University of Louisville’s Presidential Distinguished Faculty Award for Research in social sciences. She is actively involved in research on issues related to IT workforce, AI Ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship related to IT, digital transformation, and future of work.
Manju has held visiting scholar appointments at premier institutions across the world, including HEC (Paris), University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia), Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), National University of Singapore, University of California (Irvine), and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 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, London School of Economics Business Review, INSEAD Knowledge, Strategy+Business, Computerworld, and others.
- 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.
Research & Publications
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
Does the source of external knowledge matter? Examining the role of customer co-creation and partner sourcing in knowledge creation and innovationInformation & Management. May 28, 2020