Nilesh Saraf

Associate Professor, Management Information Systems
Ph.D. (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), M.B.A. (Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India), B.Eng. (Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India)

Burnaby Room: WMC 3317
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.6725
Surrey Room: SUR 5049
Surrey Phone: 778.782.3919

Email Address: nsaraf@sfu.ca

Personal Website: http://www.sfu.ca/~nsaraf/resume.htm

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

Professor Saraf is currently on sabbatical at the Department of Business Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Professor Saraf focuses his research on the diffusion of enterprise information technology and its role in creating business value. He also conducts research on open source software development, strategic behavior of IT product and service vendors and on the emergence of technology standards.

Professor Saraf's research has appeared in top journals namely, MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. His research has won competitive awards including the Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Awards for 2011 & 2014, and the runner-up award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation competition (ACM-SIGMIS) in 2004. He has also won competitive external grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. His current academic service roles include the following:

  • Associate Editor for Management Information Systems Quarterly (2018-) (click)
  • Editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Academic Director, Business Technology Management (BTM) Certificate Program

Professor Saraf completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from M.S. University, India, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management. He is married and has two children.

Specialization and Research Interests

Professor Saraf focuses his research on the diffusion of enterprise information technology and its role in creating business value. He also conducts research on open source software development, strategic behavior of IT product and service vendors and on the emergence of technology standards.

Selected Publications

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Peer Reviewed","WebProfileCategory":"Articles and Reports","DOI":"10.1287\/isre.1100.0300","PublisherName":"Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (I N F O R M S)","PublisherCity":"Hanover","PublisherCountry":"United States","journalTitle":"Information Systems Research","journalVolume":"21","journalIssue":"3","pages":"614-630","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Ramnath","middleName":"K","lastName":"Chellappa"},{"firstName":"V","middleName":"","lastName":"Sambamurthy"},{"firstName":"Nilesh","middleName":"","lastName":"Saraf"}],"icKind":"journal"},{"id":"22170","IC_id":"2569","Title":"Assimilation of enterprise systems: The effect of external institutional pressures and the mediating role of the top management","Year":"2007","Date":null,"kind_id":"1","Type":"Publication","KindName":"Journal Article, Academic Journal - Peer Reviewed","WebProfileCategory":"Articles and Reports","DOI":"No DOI","PublisherName":"M I S Research Center","PublisherCity":"Minneapolis","PublisherCountry":"United States","journalTitle":"MIS Quarterly","journalVolume":"31","journalIssue":"1","pages":"59-87","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Huigang","middleName":"","lastName":"Liang"},{"firstName":"Nilesh","middleName":"","lastName":"Saraf"},{"firstName":"Qing","middleName":"","lastName":"Hu"},{"firstName":"Yajiong","middleName":"","lastName":"Xue"}],"icKind":"journal"},{"id":"22170","IC_id":"4288","Title":"Evolution of an open source community network","Year":"2013","Date":"2013-10-01","kind_id":"15","Type":"Publication","KindName":"Book Chapter, Scholarly Book - New","WebProfileCategory":"Books, Book Chapters and Monographs","DOI":"10.1007\/978-3-642-30904-5_16","PublisherName":"Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg","PublisherCity":"Berlin","PublisherCountry":"Germany","bookTitle":"Advances in network analysis and its applications","bookChapter":null,"pages":"","URL":null,"contributors":[{"firstName":"Nilesh","middleName":"","lastName":"Saraf"},{"firstName":"Andrew","middleName":"","lastName":"Seary"},{"firstName":"Deepa","middleName":"","lastName":"Chandrasekaran"},{"firstName":"Peter","middleName":"","lastName":"Monge"}],"icKind":"book","editors":[{"firstName":"Evangelos","middleName":"","lastName":"Kranakis"}]}]

Articles and Reports

Chow-White, P., Lesage, F., Lusoli, A., Struve, S., & Saraf, N. (2017). "Warren Buffet is my cousin": Shaping Public Understanding of Big Data Biotechnology, Direct-to-Consumer Genomics, and 23andMe on Twitter. Information, Communication and Society. http://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1285951

Ruckman, K. E., Saraf, N., & Sambamurthy, V. (2015). Market positioning by IT Service Vendors through imitation. Information Systems Research, 26(1), 100-126. http://doi.org/10.1287/isre.2014.0555

Saraf, N., Langdon, C. S., & El Sawy, O. (2013). IS integration and knowledge sharing in multi-unit firms: The winner's curse. European Journal of Information Systems, 22(6), 592-603. http://doi.org/10.1057/ejis.2012.37

Saraf, N., Liang, H., Xue, Y., & Hu, Q. (2013). How does organisational absorptive capacity matter in the assimilation of enterprise information systems?. Information Systems Journal, 23(3), 245-267. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2575.2011.00397.x

Chellappa, R. K., & Saraf, N. (2010). Alliances, rivalry, and firm performance in enterprise systems software markets: A social network approach. Information Systems Research, 21(4), 849-871. http://doi.org/10.1287/isre.1090.0278

Chellappa, R. K., Sambamurthy, V., & Saraf, N. (2010). Competing in crowded markets: Multimarket contact and the nature of competition in the enterprise systems software industry. Information Systems Research, 21(3), 614-630. http://doi.org/10.1287/isre.1100.0300

Liang, H., Saraf, N., Hu, Q., & Xue, Y. (2007). Assimilation of enterprise systems: The effect of external institutional pressures and the mediating role of the top management. MIS Quarterly, 31(1), 59-87. http://doi.org/No DOI

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Saraf, N., Seary, A., Chandrasekaran, D., Monge, P., & Kranakis, E. (2013). Evolution of an open source community network. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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