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Ronald Ramirez | Associate Professor of Information Systems 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

External Grant Funding

Current Research

  • Alshare, M., Gregg, D., and Ramirez, R.(forthcoming). Virtual Team Effectiveness: The Role of Knowledge Sharing and Trust. Information & Management.
  • Sesay, A., Ramirez, R., Oh, O (2017). Digital Transformation in Police Work: A Sociomaterial Perspective on Police Body Worn Cameras (BWC). Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, HI.
  • Sesay, A., Ramirez, R., and Oh, O (2016). Understanding Sociomateriality through the Lens of Assemblage Theory: Examples from Police Body-Worn Cameras. International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin, Ireland
  • Sesay, A. and Ramirez, R. (2016). Theorizing the IT Governance Role in IT Sourcing Research. Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Diego, CA.
  • Rush, D., Melville, N., Ramirez, R., and Kobelsky, K. (2015). Enterprise Information Systems Capability and GHG Pollution Emissions Reductions. International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS), Forth Worth, TX.
  • Tallon, P., Ramirez, R., and Short, J. (2014). The Information Artifact in IT Governance: A Multi-Case Study Approach to the Development of a Theory of Information Governance. Journal of Management Information Systems, 30 (3), Winter, pp. 141-177.
  • Melville, N., Saldanha, T., Ramirez, R., and Richardson, V. (2013). Information Systems for Collaborating Versus Transacting: Impact on Plant Performance in the Presence of Demand Volatility. Journal of Operations Management, 31 (6), pp. 313-329.
  • Kleis, L., Chwelos, P., Ramirez, R., and Cockburn, I. (2012). Information Technology and Intangible Output: The Impact of IT Investment on Innovation Productivity. Information Systems Research, 21 (2), pp. 392-408.
  • Chwelos, P., Ramirez, R., Kraemer K., and Melville, N. (2010). Research Note-Does Technological Progress Alter the Nature of Information Technology as a Production Input? New Evidence and New Results. Information Systems Research, 21 (2), pp. 392-408.
  • Ramirez, R., Melville, N., and Lawler, E. (2010). Information Technology, Infrastructure, Organizational Process Redesign, and Business Value: An Empirical Analysis. Decision Support Systems, 49 (4), pp. 417–429.
  • Melville, N. and Ramirez, R. (2008). Information Technology Innovation Diffusion: An Information Requirements Paradigm. Information Systems Journal, 18 (3), pp. 247-273.

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