V Sambamurthy

Distinguished Academic Fellow 2007-2008

V Sambamurthy
Professor of information technology
Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

Professor V. Sambamurthy (PhD, University of Minnesota, 1989) is the Eli Broad professor of information technology and executive director of the Centre for leadership of the digital enterprise at the Eli Broad graduate school of management at Michigan State University.  He has previously served on the faculties of the business schools at the university of Maryland and the Florida state university.  He has expertise in how firms successfully leverage information technologies in their business strategies, products, services, and organisational processes.  

He has researched issues related to the impacts of CIO and top management team characteristics on firms’ success with IT assimilation, the impacts of institutional forces on organisational IT assimilation, and the capabilities associated with strategic leverage of IT. His current research interest is on the role of information technology management as a digital options platform and an enabler of strategic agility.  Most of his work has been funded by the financial executives research foundation, the advanced practices council (APC), and the national science foundation.  His work has been published in journals such as MIS QuarterlyInformation Systems ResearchManagement ScienceOrganization ScienceDecision Sciences, and the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.  He is currently the editor-in-chief of Information Systems Research and is on the editorial board of Management Science.  

He has previously served as senior editor for MIS Quarterly, department editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and America’s editor for the Journal of Strategic Information Systems.  In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of Information Systems ResearchOrganization Science, and MIS Quarterly Executive. Sambamurthy has previously served as conference co-chair for ICIS 2004 in Washington DC.  He also serves as the academic co-chair of the business technology management institute, a non-profit entity dedicated to development and dissemination of knowledge related to the strategic management and alignment of information technologies in organisations.

Sambamurthy teaches a variety of courses related to the integration of information technology and corporate strategy in the full-time MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral programmes.  He has won teaching awards for his performances.  He has been actively involved in executive education on current topics such as the shaping of digital transformations, strategic management of IT, and the management of IT innovation in firms.  He has worked with several Fortune 500 firms including 3M, AstraZennecca, General Dynamics, Owens Corning, Intel, Bell Atlantic, Freddie Mac, and BellSouth.