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Ojelanki Ngwenyama

Dr. Ojelanki Ngwenyama

Director, Institute for Innovation and Technology Management | Professor
DepartmentGlobal Management Studies
EducationMS, MBA, PhD
OfficeTRS 3-090
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 4203

Overview

Ojelanki Ngwenyama Professor of Global Management and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Technology Management, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. He is Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He earned his PhD (1988), Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering, State University of New York, Binghamton; and MBA (1985), Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University. In 2009, he was awarded D.Phil (HC) Faculty of Engineering, University of Pretoria. Ojelanki is Emeritus Professor of Information Systems, University of Cape Town; and a regular Visiting Professor at Université de Nantes, and University of Münster. Since 1996, Ojelanki has been Docent at University of Jyväskylä. He was Professorial Research Fellow, Deakin University Business School (2017-2020); National Research Foundation Professorial Research Fellow (2019-2020), School of Computing, University of South Africa. Andrew Mellon Professor (2011) in South Africa and Velux Visiting Professor (2012), Copenhagen Business School. Ojelanki was Professor at Aalborg University, Aarhus University and Virginia Commonwealth University; Visiting Professor of Informatics, University of Pretoria. He served on the faculties of Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and Schulich School of Business, York University.

Research and Professional Contributions
Alabi, M. O., & Ngwenyama, O. (2022). Food security and disruptions of the global food supply chains during COVID-19: building smarter food supply chains for post COVID-19 era. British Food Journalhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/BFJ-03-2021-0333/full/html, external link
Lorini, M. R., Ngwenyama, O., & Chigona, W. (2022). Processes of frugal social innovation: Creative approaches in underserved South African communities. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, e12220. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/isd2.12220, external link
Ngwenyama, O., Henriksen, H. Z., & Hardt, D. (2021). Public management challenges in the digital risk society: A critical analysis of the public debate on implementation of the Danish NemID. European Journal of Information Systems, 1-19. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0960085X.2021.1907234, external link
Utulu, S. C. A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2021). Multilevel analysis of factors affecting open-access institutional repository implementation in Nigerian universities. Online Information Review. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/OIR-10-2018-0319/full/html, external link
Rowe, F., Ngwenyama, O., & Richet, J. L. (2020). Contact-tracing apps and alienation in the age of COVID-19. European Journal of Information Systems, 29(5), 545-562. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0960085X.2020.1803155, external link
Elmi, M. A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2020). "Examining the use of electronic money and technology by the diaspora in international remittance system: A case of Somali remittances from Canada, external link, opens in new window". The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 86(5), e12138. https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12138, external link
Utulu, S. & Ngwenyama, O. (2019), "Understanding the Influence of Librarians Cognitive Frames on Institutional Repository Innovation and Implementation, external link, opens in new window". The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. Vol. 85. No. 6.  https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12110
Mahdiloo, M., O. Ngwenyama, R., Scheepers, and Tamaddoni, A., (2018). "Managing Emissions Allowances of Electricity Producers to Maximize CO2 Abatement:   DEA Models for Analyzing Emissions and Allocating Emissions Allowances, external link, opens in new window", International Journal of Production Economics, Vol 205, pp. 244-255.
Ngwenyama, O., & Klein, S. (2018). "Phronesis, argumentation and puzzle solving in IS research: illustrating an approach to phronetic IS research practice, external link, opens in new window", European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 27, No. 3 pp. 347 -366. 
Bailey, A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2016). "Community Mediation through ICTs: Seeking to Bridge Digital and Community Divides. The Journal of Community Informatics", 12(1).
Morgan, H. and Ngwenyama, O. (2015). "Real Options, Learning and Timing Software Upgrades: Towards an Integrative Model for Enterprise Software Upgrade Decision Analysis, external link, opens in new window", International Journal of Production Economics, 168, 211-223.
Ngwenyama, O., & Nielsen, P. A. (2014). "Using organizational influence processes to overcome IS implementation barriers: lessons from a longitudinal case study of SPI implementation, external link, opens in new window", European Journal of Information Systems23(2), 205-222.  
Osei-Bryson, K. M., & Ngwenyama, O. (2013). "Advances in Research Methods for Information Systems Research", Springer. , external link
Bailey, A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2013). "Toward entrepreneurial behavior in underserved communities: an ethnographic decision tree model of telecenter usage", Information Technology for Development19 (3), 230-248. 
Kræmmergaard, P.; Keller, KD; Ngwenyama, O., (2012) “Archetypes and the Logic of Management - How assumptions on ERP systems influence management actions”, AIS Transactions on Enterprise Systems, Vol. 3, pp. 36-45.
Kositanurit, B., Osei-Bryson, K. M., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). "Re-examining information systems user performance: Using data mining to identify properties of IS that lead to highest levels of user performance, external link, opens in new window", Expert Systems with Applications, 38(6), 7041-7050. 
Osei‐Bryson, K. M., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). "Using decision tree modelling to support Peircian abduction in IS research: a systematic approach for generating and evaluating hypotheses for systematic theory development, external link, opens in new window", Information Systems Journal21(5), 407-440.
Turetken, O., Jain, A., Quesenberry, B., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). "An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Individual and Work Characteristics on Telecommuting Success. Professional Communication, external link, opens in new window", IEEE Transactions on, 54(1), 56-67.
Bailey, A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2011). "The challenge of e-participation in the digital city: Exploring generational influences among community telecentre users", Telematics and Informatics, 28(3), 204-214.
Bjørn, P., and O. Ngwenyama (2011), “Technology Alignment: A new area in Virtual Team Research, external link, opens in new window”, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Vol. 54. No. 1, 2011.
Bailey, A., and O. Ngwenyama (2010), “Bridging the Generation Gap in ICT Use: Interrogating Identity, Technology and Interactions in Community Telecentres, external link, opens in new window”, Journal of Information Technology for Development,  Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 62-82.
Ngwenyama, O., and J. Nørbjerg (2010), “Software Process Improvement with Weak Management Support: An Analysis of the Dynamics of Intra-organizational Alliances in IS Change Initiatives, external link, opens in new window”, European Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 303-319. 
Plaza, M., O. Ngwenyama and K. Rholf (2010), “A Comparative Analysis of Learning Curves: Implications for New Technology Implementation Management, external link, opens in new window,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 200, No. 2, pp. 518-528.
Bjørn, P., and O. Ngwenyama (2009), “Virtual Team Collaboration: Building Shared Meaning, Resolving Breakdowns and Creating Translucence, external link, opens in new window”, Information Systems Journal, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 227-253.
Cukier, W., O. Ngwenyama, R. Bauer and C. Middleton (2009), “A Critical Analysis of Media Discourse on Information Technology: Preliminary Results of a Proposed Method for Critical Discourse Analysis, external link, opens in new window”, Information Systems Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 175-196.
Book Chapters
Elmi, M., & O. Ngwenyama (2019) The Role of Mobile Money in Somalia’s Remittance System in Nah, F. F., Xiao, B. S. (eds) HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Interacting with Information Systems.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham.
Mullings, C., & O. Ngwenyama (2018) Factors that Drive Successful Electronic Health Record Implementation Among Aging Nurses in Nah, F. F., Xiao, B. S. (Eds) HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Interacting with Information Systems. HCIBGO 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91716-0_50
Utulu, S. C. A., & Ngwenyama, O. (2017). Model for Constructing Institutional Framework for Scientific Knowledge Management Systems: Nigerian Institutional Repository Innovation Case Applicable to Developing Countries. In Catalyzing Development through ICT Adoption (pp. 149-174). Springer International Publishing.
Woldeyohannes H.O., Ngwenyama O.K. (2017) Factors Influencing Acceptance and Continued Use of mHealth Apps. In: Nah FH., Tan CH. (eds) HCI in Business, Government and Organizations. Interacting with Information Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10293. Springer, Cham

Ojelanki is PI for the SSHRC funded project: Accelerating Digital Technology Adoption In Canadian Companies. His other ongoing research projects are: (a) Organizational Innovation and Design: Focus an understanding of how to develop enabling conditions for organizational innovation and the role of design and technology appropriation in organizational innovation. (b) Decision modelling for Technology Management: Focused on developing decision models based on the learning curve, real options, game theory and transaction cost economics for analyzing complex high-value decision making for new technology implementation in organizations. (c) Information Technology and Global Development: Focused on investigating the social and economic impacts of ICT on developing countries. (e) Critical Social Science Research Methods: Focused on developing methodologies for critical social science research in information systems.

Education
D.Phil (HC, 2009) for International Contributions to Research Methods in Information Systems Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
Ph.D., Computer Science (1988), Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science,State University of New York-Binghamton, NY, USA.
MBA, Organizations and Management (1985), Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY, USA
MS Computer Information Systems, and BS Computer Science (1983), Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA