Alok Gupta
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Alok Gupta

Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management, Professor of Information & Decision Sciences.
Information/Decision Sciences


  • BS 1988
    Mining Engineering Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University

  • MS 1991
    Mine Electrical Systems Pennsylvania State University

  • PhD 1996
    Management Science and Information Systems University of Texas-Austin


  • Data Communications
  • Information Security and Digital Rights Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Real-time Mechanism
  • Information Economics
  • Network Externality and Pricing
  • Online Auctions

Alok Gupta is the Associate Dean of Faculty and Research and Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  He was the chair of the IDSc Department at the Carlson School from 2006 to 2014; before coming to Carlson School, he was an Assistant Professor at Dept. of OPIM, University of Connecticut from 1996 to 2001. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Information from the University of Texas, Austin. In 2014 he was named an INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) Distinguished Fellow and in 2016 he was named as Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).  He was chosen as the Editor-in-Chief of ISR with his first term starting in January 2017.  His research has been published in various information systems, economics, and computer science journals such as Management Science, ISR, MIS Quarterly, CACM, JMIS, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Computational Economics, Decision Support Systems, and many other high quality Journals. In addition, his articles have been published in several leading books in the are of economics of electronic commerce. He was awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for his research on dynamic pricing mechanisms on the internet. His research has won numerous awards including IS Publication of the Year award from AIS and ISS Design Science award twice in 2011 and 2012.  From 1999-2001, he served as co-director of Treibick Electronic Commerce Initiative (TECI), an endowed research initiative at Dept. of OPIM, University of Connecticut. He is also an affiliate of the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce (CREC) at the University of Texas at Austin. He served as Senior Editor for ISR and an Associate Editor for Management Science. He has been serving as Publisher of MIS Quarterly since 2005. He teaches courses in the areas of computer networking, electronic commerce, decision support, IT infrastructure, and computer programming at the undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. levels.  

Selected Works

Alok Gupta, A., Karthik Kannan, Pallab Sanyal, ”Experimental Economics in Information Systems,” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming, 2017.
Ravi Bapna, Alok Gupta, Sarah Rice, Arun Sundararajan, “Trust and the Strength of Ties in Online Social Networks: An Exploratory Field Experiment,” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming, 2017.
Ravi Bapna, R., Alok Gupta, Gautam Ray, Shweta Singh, “IT Outsourcing and the Impact of Advisors on Clients and Vendors, Information Systems Research, 27(3), 2016, 636 –647.
Ketter, W., Peters, M., Collins, J., Gupta, A, “Competitive Benchmarking: An IS Research Approach to Address Wicked Problems with Big Data and Analytics,” MIS Quarterly, 40 (4) 2016, 1057-1080.
Shantanu Bhattacharya, Alok Gupta, Sameer Hasija, “Joint Product Improvement by Client and Customer Support Center: The Role of Gain-Share Contracts in Coordination,” Information Systems Research, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 2014, pp. 137–151.
Gedas Adomavicius, Shawn Curley, Alok Gupta and Pallab Sanyal, “User acceptance of complex electronic market mechanisms: Role of information feedback,” Journal of Operations Management, 31 (6), 2013, 489–503.
Ravi Bapna, Nishtha Langer, Amit Mehra, Ram Gopal and Alok Gupta, “Human Capital Investments and Employee Performance: An Analysis of IT Services Industry,” Management Sceince, 59 (3), 2013, 641-658.
Gedas Adomavicius, Shawn Curley, Alok Gupta and Pallab Sanyal, “Impact of Information Feedback in Continuous Combinatorial Auctions: An Experimental Study of Economic Performance, MIS Quarterly, 37 (1), 2013, 55-76.
Alok Gupta and Dmitry Zhdanov, "Growth and Sustainability of Managed Security Services Networks: An Economic Perspective," MIS Quarterly, 36 (4), 2012, 1109-1130.
Gedas Adomavicius, Shawn Curley, Alok Gupta and Pallab Sanyal, "A Data-Driven Exploration of Bidder Strategies in Continuous Combinatorial Auctions," Management Sceince, 58 (4), 2012, 811-830.
Rohit Aggarwal, Ram Gopal and Alok Gupta, "Putting Money where Mouth is: the Relation between New Venture Financing and Electronic Word-of-Mouth," Information Systems Research, 23 (3:2), 2012, 976–992.
Wolfgang Ketter, John Collins, Maria Gini, Alok Gupta and Paul Schrater, "Tactical and Strategic Sales Management for Intelligent Agents Guided by Economic Regimes," Information Systems Research,23 (4), 2012, 1263–1283.
Nelson Granados, Alok Gupta and Rob Kauffman, "Online and Offline Demand and Price Elasticities: Evidence From the Air Travel Industry," Information Systems Research,23 (1), 2012, 164-181.
Gedas Adomavicius, Jesse Bockstedt, and Alok Gupta, "Modeling Supply-Side Dynamics of IT Components, Products, and Infrastructure: An Empirical Analysis Using Vector Autoregression," Information Systems Research, 23 (2), 2012, 397-417.
Gedas Adomavicius, Alok Gupta and Pallab Sanyal, "Effect of Information Feedback on the Dynamics of Multisourcing Multiattribute Procurement Auctions," Journal of MIS, 28 (4), 2012, 199-230.
A. Dimoka, R. D. Banker, I. Benbasat, F. D. Davis, A. R. Dennis, , D. Gefen, A. Gupta, A. Ischebeck, P. Kenning, P. A. Pavlou, G. Müller-Putz, R. Riedl, J. vom Brocke, and B. Weber, "On the Use of Neurophysiological Tools in IS Research: Developing a Research Agenda for NeuroIS," MIS Quarterly, 36(3), 2012, 679-702.
Alok Gupta, Boris Jukic, Dale O. Stahl and Andrew B. Whinston, "An Analysis of Incentives for Network Infrastructure Investment Under Different Pricing Strategies," Information Systems Research, 22 (1), 2011, 215-232.
Ram Gopal and Alok Gupta. "Trading Higher Software Piracy for Higher Profits: The Case of Phantom Piracy," Management Science, 56 (11), 2010, 1946-1962.
Nelson Granados, Alok Gupta and Rob Kauffman, "Online Strategies for Information Age: Information Transparency as a Dimension of Information Systems Design," Information Systems Research, 21 (2), 2010, 207-226.
Martin Bichler, Alok Gupta and Wolfgang Ketter, "Designing Smart Markets," Information Systems Research, 21 (4), 2010, 688-699.

Current Activities

Editorial Appointments

  • Editor-in-Chief, Information Systems Research, 2017 -- Present

    Editor-in-Chief, ISR
  • Area Editor, Decision Support Systems, 2001-2007

  • Senior Editor, Information Systems Research, 2008-2015

  • Associate Editor, Management Science, 2008 -- 2016

  • Board of Editors, Journal of MIS, 2003 -- 2015

  • Publisher, MIS Quarterly, 2005 -- Present

  • Ad-hoc Departmental Editor, Management Science 2009

  • Ad-hoc Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • AIS Fellow, 2016

    AIS Fellow
  • NSF CAREER Award for research on online mercantile processes, 2001

  • Innovation in Teaching Award, School of Business Administration, University of Connecticut, 2000

  • ISS Design Science Award, 2011

    ISS Design Science Award
  • ISS Design Science Award, 2012

    ISS Design Science Award
  • Runner-up for best paper at the International Conference on Information Systems, 1997

  • Best 2006 Journal Paper Award from Journal of AIS, 2007

  • IS Publications of The Year Award, AIS 2007

  • INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) Distinguished Fellow, 2014

Scholarly Service

  • Mini-Track Co-Chair, Mini-Tracks on Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Economy, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, 2001-present

  • NSF panels, 1999-present