Miguel Velasco

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Miguel Velasco

PhD Student
Information & Decision Sciences


  • Bachelor of Science 1996
    Business Administration and Economics Universidad de Deusto

  • Master of Science 2007
    Information Systems Management Loyola University

The purpose of my research is to create a cohesive framework that contributes to our understanding of corruption, why it exists and why it persists. I achieve this goal by addressing two overarching research questions: (1) What strategies of thinking make corrupt acts an acceptable or even preferred form of problem solving behavior? And (2) What features of a social system account for the persistence of corruption in the face of attempts to eradicate it? I describe corruption as the natural outcome of agents interacting in an environment whose characteristics foster corrupt behavior or even incite it, despite the agents' best intentions. Over time, corrupt agents can restructure such an environment so as to better serve their purposes, thus making corruption more difficult to both detect and eradicate.

Selected Works

  • Boris Jukic, Nenad Jukic, Miguel Velasco: Enterprise Information Systems Change, Adaptation and Adoption: A Qualitative Study and Conceptualization Framework. IRMJ 22(1): 63-87 (2009)
  • Nenad Jukic, Miguel Velasco: Data Warehousing Requirements Collection and Definition: Analysis of a Failure. IJBIR 1(3): 66-76 (2010)
  • Nenad Jukic, Svetlozar Nestorov, Miguel Velasco, Jami Eddington: Uncovering Actionable Knowledge in Corporate Data with Qualified Association Rules. IJBIR 2(2): 1-21 (2011)
  • The Logic of Corruption, Miguel Velasco, Paul Johnson and Ajay Kumar - Big 10 Information Systems Conference. University of Minnesota, MN, 2013
  • Data Modeling in the Cloud, N. Jukic, M.K. Ruiz, M. Velasco, S.N. Shea, S.E. Nestorov, S.V. Vrbsky, B.Jukic. Presented at AMCIS 2013 – Chicago IL
  • Mining Corporate Data with Qualified Association Rules, Nenad Jukic, Svetlozar Nestorov, Miguel Velasco, and Jami Eddington, presented at 2009 Joint SIGDSS and Teradata University Network Workshop and Congress Research Track "Business Intelligence Matters," Phoenix, AZ, December 2009.
  • A Framework for In-House Prediction Markets, Miguel Velasco and Nenad Jukic, presentation at 2nd International Conference on Networked Digital Technologies, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2010.
  • Increasing actionability of in-house corporate prediction markets, Miguel Velasco, Nenad Jukic. 34th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces - ITI 2012, June 25-28, 2012, Cavtat / Dubrovnik, Croatia (Also published in the proceedings of the conference 85-90)
  • The Logic of Corruption: with Paul Johnson and Ajay Kumar. This paper represents the initial foundation of my thinking on moral decision making applied to the study of corruption and it is part of the first essay of my dissertation.
  • A Framework for In-House Prediction Markets, Miguel Velasco Nenad Jukic. Networked Digital Technologies - Part 1, Communications in Computer and Information Science. In Filip Zavoral, Jakub Yaghob, Pit Pichappan and Eyas El-Qawasmeh (Ed.) Springer-Verlag, 2010.