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Elena Karahanna

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Professor, Terry College of Business
C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Distinguished Chair Of Business Administration
UGA Distinguished Research Professor

PhD, MIS, University of Minnesota, 1993

MBA, Business Administration, Lehigh University, 1988

BS, Computer Science, Lehigh University, 1986

Research Interests:
  • Health IT
  • Conversational Agents
  • Social Bots
  • Algorithmic Coordination
  • User-Generated Content
  • IS Leadership
  • Technology Acceptance, Resistance, and Use
  • Culture
  • Conversational Agents
  • Social Bots
  • Health IT
  • Algorithmic Coordination
Selected Publications:
  • Salge, C., Karahanna, E., and Thatcher, J. “Algorithmic Processes of Social Alertness and Social Transmission: How Bots Disseminate Information on Twitter,” forthcoming at MIS Quarterly.
  • Wang, C., Zhang, N., Karahanna, E., and Xu, Y. “Conceptualizing Online Social Networking Privacy Concerns,” forthcoming at the MIS Quarterly.
  • Bardhan, I., Chen, H., and Karahanna, E. “Connecting Systems, Data, and People: A Multidisciplinary Research Roadmap for Chronic Disease Management,” MIS Quarterly, 44:1, March 2020, pp. 185-200.
  • Thomaz, F., Salge, C., Karahanna, E., & Hulland, J. “Learning From the Dark Web: Leveraging Conversational Agents in the Era Of Hyper-Privacy to Enhance Marketing,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 48:1, January 2020, pp. 43-63.
  • Grewal, D., Hulland, J., Kopalle P.K., Karahanna E. “The Future of Technology and Marketing: A Multidisciplinary Perspective,” Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 48:1, January 2020, pp. 1-8 
  • Claggett, J.L. and Karahanna, E. Unpacking the Structure of Coordination Mechanisms and the Role of Relational Coordination in an Era of Digitally-Mediated Work Processes. Academy Of Management Review, 43:4, 2018, pp. 704-722. 
  • Karahanna, E., Liu, B., Serrano, C. and Chen, A. Capitalizing on Heath Information Technology to Enable Digital Advantage in US Hospitals. MIS Quarterly, 43:1, March 2019, pp. 113-140. 
  • Karahanna, E., Benbasat I., Bapna, R., and Rai, A. “Editor’s Comments: Opportunities and Challenges for Different Types of Online Experiments,” MIS Quarterly, 42:4, December 2018, pp. iii-x.
  • Chen, A. and Karahanna, E. Life Interrupted: Examining the Effects of Work-Related Technology-Mediated Interruptions on Work and Life Outcomes. MIS Quarterly, 42:4, December 2018, pp. 1023-1042. 
  • Karahanna, E., Xu, S., Zhang, A., Xu, Y. The Needs-Affordances-Features (NAF) Perspective for the Use of Social Media. MIS Quarterly, 42:3, September 2018, pp. 737-756.
  • Salge, C. and Karahanna, E. 2018. Protesting Corruption on Twitter: Is it a Bot or is it a Person?. Academy of Management Discoveries,4(1):32-49. 
  • Liu, Q. and Karahanna, E. 2017. The Dark Side of Reviews: The Swaying Effects of Online Product Reviews on Attribute Preferences Construction. MIS Quarterly, 41(2):427-448. 
  • Serrano, C. and Karahanna, E. 2016. The Compensatory Role of User Capabilities in Task Performance Outcomes: An Empirical Assessment in Technology-Mediated Medical Consultations. MIS Quarterly, 40(3):597-622. 
  • Rigdon, E.E., Becker, JM, Rai, A., Ringle, C.M., Diamantopoulos, A., Karahanna, E., Straub, D.W., and Dijkstra, T.K. 2014. Conflating Antecedents and Formative Indicators: A Comment on Aguirre-Urreta and Marakas. Information Systems Research , 25(4):780-784. 
  • Dawson, G., Karahanna E., and Buchholz, A. 2014. A Study on Psychological Contract Breach Spillover in Multiple Agency Relationships in Consulting Professional Service Firms. Organization Science, 25(1):149-170. 
  • Karahanna, E. and Preston, D. 2013. The Effect of Social Capital of the Relationship between the CIO and Top Management Team on Firm Performance. Journal Of Management Information Systems ,30(1):15-55. 
  • Williams, C. and Karahanna, E. 2013. Causal Explanation in the Coordinating Process: A Critical Realist Case Study of Federated IT Governance Structures. MIS Quarterly, 37(3):933-964. 
  • Polites, G. and Karahanna, E. 2013. The Embeddedness of IS Habits in Organizational Routines: Development and Disruption. MIS Quarterly, 37(1):221-246. 
  • Polites, G. and Karahanna, E. 2012 . Shackled to the Status Quo: The Inhibiting Effects of Incumbent System Habit, Switching Costs, and Inertia on New System Acceptance. MIS Quarterly, 36(1):21-42 **MIS Quarterly 2012 Best Paper Award **. 
  • Preston, D. and Karahanna, E. 2009. Antecedents of IS Strategic Alignment: A Nomological Network. Information Systems Research, 20(2):159-179. 
  • Choudhury, V. and Karahanna, E. 2008. The Relative Advantage of Electronic Channels: A Multi-Dimensional View. MIS Quarterly, 32(1):179-2000. 
  • Karahanna, E., Agarwal, R. and Angst, C. 2006. Reconceptualizing Compatibility Beliefs in Technology Acceptance. MIS Quarterly, 30(4):781-804. 
  • Srite, M. and Karahanna, E. 2006. The Role of Espoused National Cultural Values in Technology Acceptance. MIS Quarterly, 30(3):679-704. 
  • Gefen, D., Karahanna, E., and Straub D.W. 2003. Trust and TAM in Online Shopping: An Integrated Model. MIS Quarterly, 27(1):51-90. 
  • Agarwal, R. and Karahanna, E. 2000. Time Flies When You Have Fun: Cognitive Absorption and Beliefs about Information Technology Usage. MIS Quarterly, 24(4):665-694. 
  • Karahanna, E., Straub, D.W., and Chervany, N.L. 1999. Information Technology Adoption Across Time: A Cross-Sectional Comparison of Pre-Adoption and Post-Adoption Beliefs. MIS Quarterly, 23(2):183-213. 
  • Straub, D.W. and Karahanna, E. 1998. Knowledge Worker Communications and Recipient Availability: Toward a Task Closure Explanation of Media Choice. Organization Science, 9(2):1-16. 
  • Straub, D.W., Limayem, M. and Karahanna, E. 1995. Measuring System Usage: Implications for IS Theory Testing. Management Science, 41(8):1328-1342

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