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

Email Address: nsaraf@sfu.ca

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

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Biography

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 Information Systems Research (click)
  • Editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Track co-chair of IS Strategy for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2015
  • Business Technology Management (BTM) National Accreditation Committee.
  • Academic Liaison, CIO Canada -- Vancouver chapter board. 

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 is a parent of 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

Articles and Reports

Karen E. Ruckman; Nilesh Saraf; Vallabh Sambamurthy

Market positioning by IT Service Vendors through imitation

2015 | Information Systems Research. 26(1): 100-126

Nilesh Saraf; Chris S. Langdon; Omar El Sawy

IS integration and knowledge sharing in multi-unit firms: The winner's curse

2013 | European Journal of Information Systems. 22(6): 592-603

Nilesh Saraf; Huigang Liang; Yajiong Xue; Qing Hu

How does organizational absorptive capacity matter in the assimilation of enterprise information systems?

2013 | Information Systems Journal. 23(3): 245-267

Ramnath K. Chellappa; Nilesh Saraf

Alliances, rivalry, and firm performance in enterprise systems software markets: A social network approach

2010 | Information Systems Research. 21(4): 849-871

Ramnath K. Chellappa; V Sambamurthy; Nilesh Saraf

Competing in crowded markets: Multimarket contact and the nature of competition in the enterprise systems software industry

2010 | Information Systems Research. 21(3): 614-630

Nilesh Saraf; Chris Langdon; Sanjay Gosain

IS application capabilities and relational value in interfirm partnerships

2007 | Information Systems Research. 18(3): 320-339

Huigang Liang; Nilesh Saraf; Qing Hu; Yajiong Xue

Assimilation of enterprise systems: The effect of external institutional pressures and the mediating role of the top management

2007 | MIS Quarterly. 31(1): 59-87

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Nilesh Saraf; Andrew Seary; Deepa Chandrasekaran; Peter Monge

Evolution of an open source community network, Published in: Advances in Network Analysis and its Applications, Eds Evangelos Kranakis

2013 | Advances in network analysis and its applications.

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