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Ronald Ramirez | Associate Professor of Information Systems and Director of Undergraduate Programs

Ronald Ramirez, Associate Professor of Information Systems Management and Director of Undergraduate Programs


  • Phd Management, Information Systems, University of California, Irvine
  • MBA Finance and Marketing, University of Southern California
  • BS Electrical Engineering, California State University, Fresno

Courses Taught

  • Economics of information technology
  • IT and management
  • IT and organizations
  • IT and strategy

Teaching Philosophy

  • Active student participation in a seminar environment.

Professional History

Professional Experience

  • Senior Financial Analyst, Pacific Bell Corporation, 1996-97
  • Senior Financial Analyst, VLSI Technologies, 1995-96
  • Senior Financial Analyst, Pacific Bell Corporation, 1994-95
  • Operations Supervisor, Pacific Bell Corporation, 1992-94
  • Telecommunications Analyst, Chevron Corporation, 1988-90

Current Research

  • "Information Technology and Intangible Output: The Impact of IT Investment on Innovation Productivity" (with Landon Kleis, Paul Chwelos, and Iain Cockburn). Forthcoming at Information Systems Research.
  • "Structural Shift in the Factor Mix: A New Perspective on the Role of IT in the Late 1990s" (with Paul Chwelos and Kenneth Kraemer). Information Systems Research, June 2010.
  • "E-business Adoption in Manufacturing: The Role of Uncertainty" (with Nigel Melville and Ed Lawler). Decision Support Systems, November 2010.
  • "Information Technology and Process Redesign: The Intangible Value of Complementarities" (with Nigel Melville), Information Systems Journal, May 2008.

Selected Consulting Experience

  • Finance and Operations Consultant, JambaTalk (startup), 2000

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