Dr. Prashant Palvia
Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor
Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Dr. Prashant Palvia is Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor in the Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. Dr. Palvia served as Department Head from 2000 to 2004, Information Systems Ph.D. Program Director from 2003 to 2008, and McDowell Research Center Director from 2007 to 2011. Prior to 38 years in academics, he had 9 years of industry experience. He received his Ph.D., MBA and MS from the University of Minnesota and BS from the University of Delhi, India. Twenty-three Ph.D. students have completed their dissertations under his guidance. Prof. Palvia received UNCG’s senior research excellence award in 2005. He has worked extensively in the field of Global Information Technology Management (GITM). He founded the Global Information Technology Management Association (GITMA) in the year 2000, and chaired its annual conferences from 2000 to 2014, 2018, and the virtual conference in 2020. He also chaired the EMR Implementation conferences at UNCG in 2010 and 2011.
Professor Palvia is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Associate Editor for Information & Management and is on the editorial board of several journals. His research interests include global information technology management, healthcare IT, security and privacy, virtual teams, societal issues of IT, and media choice theory. Dr. Palvia has been ranked among the top IS researchers in the world by many publications. He has published 131 journal articles, 6 books, 21 book chapters, and 245 conference proceedings. Google Scholar shows 11,091 citations to his works and an h-index of 47. Articles have appeared in such journals as the MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Journal of AIS, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, Information & Management, Decision Support Systems, and ACM Transactions on Database Systems. He has co-edited six books on Global Information Technology Management and Global Sourcing of Services. In 2013, he formed an international research team and launched “The World IT Project”, which looks at important IT issues in 37 countries across the world. This is a multi-year project, currently in advanced stages of writing. Several publications have already appeared and more are expected, including the book “The World IT Project: Global Issues in Information Technology” published in May, 2020.
Research and Awards
Competition Matters! Self-Efficacy, Effort, and Performance in Crowdsourcing Teams
Indika Dissanayake, Nikhil Mehta, Prashant Palvia, Vasyl Taras, and Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah
Information & Management
Editorial: A Brief Retrospective (2013-2019)
Suprateek Sarker, Abdullah Oguz, Caven Wu, Xiao Xiao
Journal of the Association for Information Systems