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Academic Employment

Education

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • Young Researcher Award, Workshop on Health IT Economics, 2013
  • Best Reviewer, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, 2013
  • Marketing Science Institute Research Grant, 2013 (total $11,800, with Lurie and Liu)
  • Best Paper, Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence Track, ICIS 2013
  • Boston College Carroll School of Management Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2013
  • Best Paper, Security and Privacy Track, ICIS 2012
  • Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative Modeling Mobile Customer Behavior Grant, 2011
  • Boston College Faculty Fellowship, Fall 2011
  • Information Systems Research Runner-up, Best Published Paper in 2009
  • Google and WPP Marketing Research Award, 2009 (with N. Lurie)
  • Kauffman Foundation and Greater Atlanta Regional Grants for the Study of Entrepreneurship
    and Productivity, 2009 (with F.Rothaermel and M. Higgins)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT Assistantship 2005-2006, Alan & Mildred Peterson Foundation
  • President’s Fellowship 2003-2007
  • 2006-2007 Outstanding Student Teacher Award (College of Management)
  • 14th Annual Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation

Publications

  • S. Ransbotham, "Preserving opportunities in internet research: a commentary on 'Study Cyborgs'," Journal of Information Technology, 2012.
  • S. Ransbotham, G. C. Kane, and N. H. Lurie, “Network Characteristics and the Value of Collaborative User-Generated Content,” Marketing Science, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 387-405, 2012. Download
  • S. Ransbotham and G. C. Kane, “Membership Turnover and Collaboration Success in Online Communities: Explaining Rises and Falls from Grace in Wikipedia,” MIS Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 613-627, 2011. Download
  • S. Ransbotham, S. Mitra, and J. Ramsey, “Are Markets for Vulnerabilities Effective?,” MIS Quarterly, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 43-64, 2012. Download
  • S. Ransbotham, and S. Mitra, “Target Age and the Acquisition of Innovation in High Technology Industries,” Management Science, vol. 56, no. 11, pp. 2076-2093, 2010. Download
  • S. Ransbotham, I. Murthy, S. Mitra, and S. Narasimhan, “Sequential Grid Computing: Models and Computational Experiments,” INFORMS Journal on Computing, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 174-188, 2011. (Email me for a copy)
  • J. Gallaugher and S. Ransbotham, “Dialog Management at Starbucks,” MIS Quarterly Executive, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 197–212, 2010. Download
  • S. Ransbotham and S. Mitra, “Choice and Chance: A Conceptual Model of Paths to Information Security Compromise,” Information Systems Research, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 121–139, 2009. (runner-up for ISR Best Published Paper in 2009). Download
  • S. Ransbotham, J. A. Schwarzhoff, and J. T. Sommerfeld, “Discrete Event Simulation of Penicillin Production,” Process Biochemistry, vol. 23, pp. 182–187, Dec 1988.

Book Chapters

  • S. Ransbotham and S. Mitra, "The Impact of Immediate Disclosure on Attack Diffusion and Volume," in Economics of Information Security & Privacy III (B. Schneier, ed.), Springer, 2012.
  • S. Ransbotham, "Electronic Messaging," in Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (Third Edition), forthcoming.
  • S. Ransbotham and G. C. Kane, "Web 2.0," in Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (Third Edition), forthcoming.

Proceedings

  • G. C. Kane and S. Ransbotham, "Which Came First? Contribution Dynamics in Online Production Communities," at International Conference on Information Systems, Best Paper, Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence Track, (Milan), 2013.
  • S. Mitra and S. Ransbotham, "The Effects of Information Disclosure Policy on the Diffusion of Security Attacks," at International Conference on Information Systems, Best Paper, Security and Privacy Track, (Orlando), 2012.
  • G. C. Kane and S. Ransbotham, “Codification and Collaboration: Information Quality in Social Media,” at International Conference on Information Systems, (Orlando), 2012.
  • G. C. Kane, S. Ransbotham and A. Boynton, “Is High Performance Contagious among Knowledge Workers?,” at International Conference on Information Systems, (Orlando), 2012.
  • E. M. Overby and S. Ransbotham, “How Buyers Transition Between Physical and Electronic Channels: A Longitudinal Analysis,” at Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research 2012, (Montreal), 2012.
  • G. C. Kane and S. Ransbotham, “Collaborative Development in Wikipedia,” at MIT Collective Intelligence 2012, (Cambridge), 2012.
  • S. Ransbotham and E. M. Overby, “Does Information Technology Increase or Decrease Hospitals’ Risk? An Empirical Examination of Computerized Physician Order Entry and Malpractice Claims,” in International Conference on Information Systems, (St. Louis), 2010.
  • S. Ransbotham, G. Kane, N. H. Lurie, “Social Networks and the Value of Collaborative User-Generated Content,” in Association for Consumer Research, (Jacksonville), 2010.
  • E. M. Overby and S. Ransbotham, “Does Individuals’ Adoption of New Technologies Supplement or Substitute for Incumbent Technologies?,” in Best Paper OCIS Division of the Academy of Management, (Montreal), 2010.
  • N. H. Lurie, S. Ransbotham, Z. Chen, and S. X. He, “Marketing on the Map: Visual Search and Consumer Decision Making,” in Society for Consumer Psychology, (St. Pete Beach), 2010.
  • E. M. Overby and S. Ransbotham, “Are Online and Offline Channels Complements or Substitutes? An Analysis Across Time and Buyer Type,” in INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, (San Diego), 2009.
  • S. Ransbotham, S. Mitra, and J. Ramsey, “Are Markets for Vulnerabilities Effective?,” in International Conference on Information Systems, (Paris), 2008.
  • S. Ransbotham and S. Mitra, “Target Age and the Value of Innovation Acquisition in High Technology Industries,” in International Conference on Information Systems, (Milwaukee), 2006.
  • S. Ransbotham and S. Mitra, “Analyzing Business Process Security using Attributed Metagraphs,” in 16th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, (Milwaukee), 2006.
  • S. Ransbotham and S. Mitra, “Target Age and the Value of Innovation Acquisition in High Technology Industries,” in Invited Conference on Strategic Renewal, (Chicago), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
  • A. M. Hess, S. Ransbotham, and F. T. Rothaermel, “Falling Awake: The Complexities of Learning from Failure,” in Academy of Management Annual Meeting, (Philadelphia), Joint Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division and Business Policy & Strategy (BPS) Symposium on “From Science To Profits: Creating, Managing, And Profiting
    From Innovation In The Life Sciences”, 2007.
  • A. M. Hess, S. Ransbotham, and F. T. Rothaermel, “Falling Awake: The Complexities of the ‘Failure Trap’,” in Strategic Management Society Conference, (San Diego), 2007.
  • S. Ransbotham, I. Murthy, S. Mitra, and S. Narasimhan, “Models for Sequential Grid Computing,” in First China Summer Workshop on Information Management, (Shanghai), 2007.

Presentations

  • G. C. Kane and S. Ransbotham, "Which Came First? Contribution Dynamics in Online Production Communities," at 2014 Winter Conference on Business Intelligence, (Snowbird, Utah), 2014.
  • S. Ransbotham, E. M. Overby, and M. C. Jernigan "Improving the Malpractice System: Effect of EMRs on Claim Resolution Time," at Workshop on Health IT and Economics, Best Young Researcher Award, (University of Maryland), 2013.
  • N. Lurie, S. Ransbotham, and H. Liu, "The Content and Impact of Mobile Versus Desktop Reviews," part of the "Let's Talk About It: Factors Influencing Word-of-Mouth Content" special session at Association for Consumer Research, (Chicago, IL), 2013.
  • S. Ransbotham, E. Overby, M. Jernigan “Electronic Medical Records and Medical Malpractice Claims,” at the University of Texas Dallas, 2013.
  • S. Ransbotham, “An Empirical Analysis of Exploitation Attempts based on Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software,” at the University of Virginia, 2012.
  • S. Ransbotham, “An Empirical Analysis of Exploitation Attempts based on Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software,” at the University of Maryland, 2011.
  • S. Ransbotham and S. Mitra, “The Impact of Immediate Disclosure on Attack Diffusion and Volume,” in Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, (George Mason University, Fairfax, VA), 2011. Download
  • S. Ransbotham, “An Empirical Analysis of Exploitation Attempts based on Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software,” at the University of Southern California, 2010.
  • S. Ransbotham, “An Empirical Analysis of Exploitation Attempts based on Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software,” at Bentley University, 2010.
  • S. Ransbotham, “An Empirical Analysis of Exploitation Attempts based on Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software,” at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, (Harvard University, Cambridge), 2010. Download
  • J. Gallaugher and S. Ransbotham, “Dialog Management at Starbucks,” at the Society for Information Management Workshop, (Phoenix, Arizona), 2009.
  • G. C. Kane and S. Ransbotham, “The Influence of Network Structure on the Quality of Peer Produced Medical Information,” in Workshop on Information in Networks, (New York), 2009.
  • S. Ransbotham and G. C. Kane, “Fall From Grace: Knowledge Retention in Community-based Peer Production,” in Boston College Web 2.0 Workshop, (Chestnut Hill, MA), 2009.
  • S. Ransbotham and G. C. Kane, “Fall From Grace: Knowledge Retention in Community-based Peer Production,” in INFORMS, (San Diego), 2009.
  • A. M. Hess and S. Ransbotham, “Beyond Ambidexterity: Understanding the Balance between Exploration and Exploitation,” in INFORMS, (San Diego), 2009.
  • S. Ransbotham, “Healthcare Security: How much does Industry Matter for Information Security?,” in INFORMS Annual Meeting, (Washington), 2008.
  • S. Ransbotham and S. Mitra, “Target Age and the Value of Innovation Acquisition in High Technology Industries,” in 14th Annual Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation, (Atlanta), 2007.
  • I. Murthy, S. Mitra, and S. Ransbotham, “Computational Performance of a New Disaggregated Formulation of the Generalized Assignment Problem,” in INFORMS Annual Meeting, (Seattle), 2007.
  • I. Murthy, S. Mitra, S. Ransbotham, and S. Narasimhan, “Computational Experiments for Sequential Grid Computing,” in INFORMS Annual Meeting, (Seattle), 2007.

Teaching Experience
Full Courses

  • Analytics & Business Intelligence (Undergraduate and MBA elective)
  • Information System Security Management and Forensics (Undergraduate and MBA elective)
  • Information Technology for Management (MBA core)
  • Computers in Management (Undergraduate core)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Undergraduate elective)
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems (Undergraduate core)

Executive Education

  • Executive Master of Science in Management of Technology
  • Georgia Tech Information Technology Management Partnership Program

Course Design

  • Analytics & Business Intelligence
  • Information System Security Management and Forensics
  • MBA Seminar on Emerging Technologies (with S. Narasimhan)

Short courses

  • Overview of CPLEX modeling and programming for PhD students
  • Probability and Statistics Review Course for MBA Students
  • Math and Probability Review Course for MBA Students