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Prabuddha De

Prabuddha De

Accenture Professor Emeritus of Information Technology
Management Information Systems


Ph.D., Industrial Administration (Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University
B.Sc. (Honors), Physics, University of Calcutta, India

Professor De's primary teaching interests have included data management, although he has also taught courses in telecommunications, systems analysis and design, management of IT, and other areas. His current research interests include e-business, social networks, software engineering, and heterogeneous databases.

Professor De has published over 70 articles in a wide spectrum of academic journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of MIS, Decision Sciences, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, Production & Operations Management, and The Review of Financial Studies, as well as in professional outlets such as Interfaces (currently, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics) and MIT Sloan Management Review.

Professor De has been quite active in the MIS professional arena. Currently, he serves on the advisory boards of three journals, Information Technology & Management (since 2000), Information Systems Frontiers (since 2010), and Financial Innovation (since 2014), and previously served on the advisory boards of two others, Information Systems Research (1999-2006) and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2016-2019). He also served as co-editor-in-chief of Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (2013-2021), as associate editor of Management Science (1995-2008), Information Systems Research (1991-1998), Decision Sciences (1993-1999), and Decision Support Systems (1992-2015), and on the editorial board of Journal of MIS (1989-2021), among others. He was program chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in 1999 and workshop co-chair of the Workshop on Information Technologies & Systems (WITS) in 1994. He served as co-chair of the ICIS doctoral consortium in 2006 and of the ICIS dissertation competition in 2007. He was president of WITS from 1998 to 2000 and its advisor from 2001 to 2003 and again from 2014 to 2019.  He also served as president of INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) over three consecutive terms during 1990-1993. He was named an inaugural distinguished fellow of ISS in 2009 and a fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2014. He received the ISS President’s Service Award in 2023.

From 2002 to until his retirement from active service in 2020, Professor De served on the Krannert faculty as Accenture University Professor of Information Technology.  Prior to joining Krannert in 2002, he was Sherman-Standard Register Chair in MIS at the University of Dayton for more than a decade. He started his academic career at Ohio State University, beginning as assistant professor of Accounting and MIS in 1978 and becoming associate professor in 1983 and professor in 1988.  He was at Cornell University during 1983-1984 as visiting associate professor of MIS.

Journal Articles

  • De, P., Hu, Y., & Rahman, M. S. (2018). "Avoid These Five Digital Retailing Mistakes." MIT Sloan Management Review vol. 59 (4), 1-4.
  • Kang, K., Hahn, J., & De, P. (2017). "Learning Effects of Domain, Technology, and Customer Knowledge in Information Systems Development: An Empirical Study." Information Systms Research vol. 28 (4), 797-811.
  • De, P., Hao, L., Li, Y., & Tan, Y. (2017). "Quality of Service Based Pricing Schemes for Content Sharing in Peer-to-Peer Networks." Production and Operations Management vol. 26 (8), 1427-1443.
  • Chen, H., De, P, & Hu, J. (2015). "IT-Enabled Broadcasting in Social Media: An Empirical Study of Artists' Activities and Music Sales." Information Systems Research vol. 26 (3), 513-531.
  • Chen, H., De, P, Hu, Y, & Hwang, B. (2014). "Wisdom Of Crowds: The Value Of Stock Opinions Transmitted Through Social Media." The Review of Financial Studies vol. 27 (5), 1367-1403.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., & Rahman, M.S. (2013). "Product-Oriented Web Technologies and Product Returns: An Exploratory Study." Information Systems Research vol. 24 (4), 998-1010.
  • Zhang, C., Hahn, J., & De P. (2013). "Continued Participation in Online Innovation Communities: Does Community Response Matter Equally for Everyone?" Information Systems Research vol. 24 (4), 1112-1130.
  • Li, Y., Tan, Y., & De, P. (2013). "Self-Organized Formation and Evolution of Peer-to-Peer Networks." INFORMS Journal on Computing vol. 25 (3), 502-516.
  • De, P., Hu, Y., & Rahman, M.S. (2010). "Technology Usage and Online Sales: An Empirical Study." Management Science vol. 56 (11), 1930-1945.
  • Ozdemir, Z., Altinkemer, K, De, P., & Ozcelik, Y. (2010). "Donor-to-Nonprofit Online Marketplace." Journal of MIS vol. 27 (2), 213-242.
  • Tawarmalani, M., Kannan, K., & De, P. (2009). "Allocating Objects in a Network of Caches: Centralized and Decentralized Analyses." Management Science vol. 55 (1), 132-147.
  • Jiang, Z., Sarkar, S., De, P., & Dey, D. (2007). "A Framework for Reconciling Attribute Values from Multiple Data Sources." Management Science vol. 53 (12), 1946-1963.
  • Dey, D., Zhang, Z., & De, P. (2006). "Optimal Synchronization Policies for Data Warehouses." INFORMS Journal on Computing vol. 18 (2), 229-242.
  • Ferratt, T., Ahire, S., & De. P. (2006). "Achieving Success in Large Projects: Implications from a Study of ERP Implementations." Interfaces vol. 36 (5), 458-469.
  • Data Science

    Data Boundaries

    The Krannert School of Management’s Business Information and Analytics Center (BIAC) recently hosted the inaugural Data Science for Business and Economics Conference. The May event, which was sponsored by Accenture and attracted nearly 100 attendees, featured scholars not only from business and economics, but also from statistics, computer science, engineering and other areas as they explored the use of data science to solve real-world problems.

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  • Online retail technologies

    Prabuddha De, Accenture Professor of Information Technology, and Mohammad Rahman, associate professor of management, both in the Krannert School of Management, along with former Krannert colleague Yu Hu, currently associate professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, conducted the research. They partnered with a large online women’s clothing retailer to study the effectiveness of navigational technologies, such as search and recommendation systems, and product-oriented technologies, including a zoom-in feature, color swatches and alternative photos.