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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Dutta, Amitava

Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Position:Professor, Area Chair, and LeRoy Eakin Endowed Chair
Phone:703-993-1779
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 144
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Design and Performance Analysis of Business Process
  • Systems thinking approaches to business problems
  • IT Governance and Auditing
  • Management of IT Services
Education:
  • PhD - Management Information Systems, Purdue University
  • MS - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California
  • BS - Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Profile:

Amitava Dutta is a professor and the area chair of information systems and operation management. He holds the LeRoy Eakin Endowed Chair in electronic commerce.

Prior to joining Mason in 1992, Dutta held faculty positions at the University of Iowa and the Simon School of The University of Rochester, New York. He was also a visiting professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India.

Dutta's research interests include telecommunications and electronic commerce, systems thinking/business simulation, and decision support systems. Journals in which his research has appeared include Management Science, Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, European Journal of Operational Research, and IIE Transactions.

Dutta serves on the editorial boards of several information technology journals and frequently serves on the program committees of national conferences in information technology management. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and he is a member of IEEE, ACM and INFORMS.

Dutta was recently appointed an international research fellow at the Electronic Commerce Research Center of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He has consulted with and conducted training seminars for several organizations in the government and private sector.

Dutta earned a B.Tech in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, and a PhD in management information systems from Purdue University.

Research and Awards:

Published an article titled, “Technology Diffusion - Shift Happens: The Case of iOS and Android Handsets” (coauthored with Abhinay Puvvala, Rahul Roy, and Priya Seetharaman) in Technological Forecasting & Social Change in 2017.

Had the presentation titled “Mobile Application Developers Platform Choice Model” published in the proceedings from the Hawaii International Conference on Information Systems Sciences in 2016 (with coauthors Avinay Puvvala, Rahul Roy, Priya Seetharaman).

Had the presentation titled “Implementing EMR: A User Perception View” published in the proceedings from the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in 2015 (coauthored with Deepa Krishnan, Ramkumar Mohan, Sivaraman Ramanathan, and Rahul Roy).

Published an article titled, “Digital Systems and Competitive Responsiveness: The Dynamics of IT Business Value” in Information & Management in 2014
(with coauthors Masoud Yasai-Ardekani and Hun Lee).

Had the presentation titled “Calibration of Systems Dynamics Models of Technology Diffusion with Structural Breaks: The Case of Android Handsets” published in the proceedings from the 32nd Annual Conference of Systems Dynamics Society (with coauthors Avinay Puvvala, and Rahul Roy) in 2014.

Published an article titled, “Digital Systems and Competitive Responsiveness: The Dynamics of IT Value” in Information & Management in 2014 (with colleagues Hun Lee and Masoud Yasai).

Published an article titled, “Course Management System Adoption and Usage: A Process Theoretic Perspective” (coauthored with Rahul Roy and Priya Seetharaman) in Computers in Human Behavior in 2013.

Presented the paper titled, “System Dynamics Modeling of ICT Diffusion” at the 16th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2012) in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam in  in 2012 (with coauthors Rahul Roy, Priya Seetharaman).The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Presented the paper titled “Knowledge Leadership: What, Why and How” (with coauthors) at the IFORS 2011 in Melbourne, Australia- VIC in 2011. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings.

Published an article titled, “Software Bundling for Competitive Advantage: Vendor Strategies and Public Policy Implications” (with coauthors) in the Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems.

Presented the paper titled “Informational Determinants of Customer Acquisition and eTailer Revenue” at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in Lima, Peru. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Presented the paper titled “Knowledge Management or Knowledge Leadership” at the INFORMS-ALIO in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Presented the paper titled “Drivers of Knowledge Creation in Open Fora: Findings From Wikipedeans” at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in Lima, Peru. The presentation was published in the conference proceedings. 

Presented the paper titled “Informational Determinants of Customer Acquisition and eTailer Revenue” (with Nirup Menon) at the AMCIS in Lima, Peru.

Presented the paper titled “Do Wikipedia Pages Have Parents: An Article Level Inquiry into Wikipedia Inequalities” at the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems in Phoenix, Arizona. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Had the presentation titled “The Small Worlds of Wikipedia: Implications for Growth, Quality and Sustainability” published in the proceedings from the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).