Alok Gupta

Alok Gupta

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Research and Administration
Information/Decision Sciences

Education:

  • 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

Expertise:

  • Data Communications
  • Information Security and Digital Rights Management
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Real-time Mechanism
  • Information Economics
  • Network Externality and Pricing
  • Online Auctions
  • Artificial Intelligent and Future of Work
  • Smart Cities

Biography

Alok Gupta, currently, serves as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Research and Administration at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.  He holds Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management.  He is responsible for school’s $120 MM budget, faculty hiring, review and evaluations, research infrastructure, IT infrastructure, facility and classroom management, and academic programs management and scheduling.  He is also serving in his second term as Editor-in-Chief for Information Systems Research, a top journal in the area of information systems since January 2017.  From 2006 to 2014, he served as the Department Chair of Information and Decision Sciences department at Carlson School.  He started his academic career in 1996 as a visiting Assistant Professor at Dept. of OPIM, University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Information from the University of Texas, Austin in 1996.  His research focuses on Economic Engineering of systems – where system design explicitly considers incentives of participants – as applied to a variety of transactional systems from Internet, real-time databases, B2B systems to e-commerce.  He has published over 80 journal articles in various information systems, economics, and computer science journals.  Over 45 of these articles are published in premier journals -- Management Science, ISR, and MIS Quarterly.  He was awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for his research on dynamic pricing mechanisms on the internet. He served multiple terms as an Associate Editor for Management Science and as Senior/Associate Editor for ISR.  He guest edited several special issues in Management Science and ISRHe has been serving as Publisher of MIS Quarterly since 2004.  He served two terms as the Editor-in-Chief of the premier IS journal, Information Systems Research, from 2017-2022.  His service contributions to the field were recognized with INFORMS ISS President’s Service Award in 2021.  He has been an engaged scholar working closely with external stakeholders for both his research and for creating experiential learning environments for students.  His research has been recognized for its impact and significance on practice through INFORMS Design Science Award three times (2001, 2012, and 2021), AIS Impact Award in 2020, and INFORMS ISS Practical Impacts Award in 2021.  He was chosen as INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow in 2014 and as AIS Fellow in 2016. He was awarded lifetime achievement award, LEO Award, by AIS in 2021.  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 & Activities.

  • Journal Articles
    Alok Gupta, A., Karthik Kannan, Pallab Sanyal, ”Experimental Economics in Information Systems,” MIS Quarterly, forthcoming, 2017.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    Ravi Bapna, Nishtha Langer, Amit Mehra, Ram Gopal and Alok Gupta, “Human Capital Investments and Employee Performance: An Analysis of IT Services Industry,” Management Science, 59 (3), 2013, 641-658.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    Alok Gupta and Dmitry Zhdanov, "Growth and Sustainability of Managed Security Services Networks: An Economic Perspective," MIS Quarterly, 36 (4), 2012, 1109-1130.
  • Journal Articles
    Gedas Adomavicius, Shawn Curley, Alok Gupta and Pallab Sanyal, "A Data-Driven Exploration of Bidder Strategies in Continuous Combinatorial Auctions," Management Science, 58 (4), 2012, 811-830.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    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 Rese
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    Ram Gopal and Alok Gupta. "Trading Higher Software Piracy for Higher Profits: The Case of Phantom Piracy," Management Science, 56 (11), 2010, 1946-1962.
  • Journal Articles
    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.
  • Journal Articles
    Martin Bichler, Alok Gupta and Wolfgang Ketter, "Designing Smart Markets," Information Systems Research, 21 (4), 2010, 688-699.
  • Editorial Appointments

    Publisher, MIS Quarterly, 2005 -- Present

    http://misq.org/
  • Editorial Appointments

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

    https://pubsonline.informs.org/page/isre/editorial-board
  • INFORMS ISS President's Service Award, 2021

    The award honors distinguished information systems (IS) academics who have demonstrated outstanding dedication in their service to the IS community

    https://connect.informs.org/iss/awards/service-award
  • Honors and Awards

    INFORMS ISS Practical Impacts Award, 2021

    For lifelong involvement and impact on industry practice, experiential learning for MBA/MS students, and outreach activities.

    https://connect.informs.org/iss/awards/practical-impact-award
  • Honors and Awards

    AIS Impact Award, 2020

    For "Artificial Intelligence in the Floriculture Chain"

    https://ishistory.aisnet.org/awards/ais-impact-award/
  • Honors and Awards
  • Honors and Awards
  • Honors and Awards

    ISS Design Science Award, 2012

    https://witsconf.org/informs-winners/
  • Honors and Awards

    ISS Design Science Award, 2011

    https://witsconf.org/informs-winners/
  • Honors and Awards

    NSF CAREER Award for research on online mercantile processes, 2001

  • Editorial Appointments

    Area Editor, Decision Support Systems, 2001-2007

  • Honors and Awards

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

  • Editorial Appointments

    Senior Editor, Information Systems Research, 2008-2015

  • Scholarly Service

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

  • Honors and Awards

    Runner-up for best paper at the International Conference on Information Systems, 1997

  • Scholarly Service

    NSF panels, 1999-present

  • Editorial Appointments

    Associate Editor, Management Science, 2008 -- 2016

  • Honors and Awards

    Best 2006 Journal Paper Award from Journal of AIS, 2007

  • Editorial Appointments

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

  • Honors and Awards

    IS Publications of The Year Award, AIS 2007

  • Editorial Appointments

    Ad-hoc Departmental Editor, Management Science 2009

  • Editorial Appointments

    Ad-hoc Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly, 2009

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