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Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, PhD


Information Decision Sciences


Mary Beth Watson-Manheim is Professor of Information Systems in the Information and Decision Sciences Department. She was a Senior Research Scholar to India in 2009-2010 and a Visiting International Scholar at the University of Muenster in 2018-1019. She is actively involved in research on the implications of a global and ICT–intensive workplace for individuals and organizations. She is especially interested in the  transformation of work and the effects of the increasingly individualized workplace for highly skilled workers. Her research has been published in many leading journals and conferences and has received national and international awards, including winner of the AIS 2012 Best Publication of the Year in Information Systems Discipline. She holds a number of conference and journal editorial positions, including Senior Editor of Information Systems Journal.  She served as Division Chair (2016-17) of the Academy of Management’s OCIS (Organizational Communication and Information Systems) Division and as Program chair for this Division in 2015.


Prof. Watson-Manheim holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Technology Management from Georgia Institute of Technology and was previously on the faculty of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. Before pursuing her Ph.D., she was employed for 10 years in the telecommunications industry.


Ph.D. in Information Technology Management, Georgia Institute of Technology