Sanjeev Dewan
Professor of Information Systems

The Paul Merage School of Business
University of California, Irvine
SB1 3205
Irvine, CA 92697-3125
Tel: (949) 824-2775

Email: sdewan [at] uci [dot] edu



Sanjeev Dewan is professor of information systems and faculty director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program at the The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining UC Irvine in Fall 2001, he served on the faculties of the business schools at the University of Washington, Seattle, and George Mason University.

He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration in 1991 from the Simon School at the University of Rochester, in the area of Information Systems. Previously, he received the B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

His current research interests are in the areas of the business value of IT investments, electronic commerce, and the impact of online social media.

He is currently serving or has served as a senior editor at Information Systems Research, associate editor at Management Science, track chair for ICIS 2008 in Paris and program co-chair for PACIS 2009 in Hyderabad, India.

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

Faculty Service Award for 2016-17, UCI Paul Merage School of Business.

Best Paper Award from the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (October 2009).

INFORMS Service Award (February 2009). For five years of service (2004-2008) as a senior editor at Information Systems Research.

INFORMS Certificate of Appreciation (December 2008). For service on the editorial board of Management Science.

Membership to Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society (1991).

University of Rochester Fellowship, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration (1985 – 1990).


Dewan, S., Ho, Y. and Ramaprasad, J., “Popularity or Proximity: Characterizing the Nature of Social Influence in an Online Music Community,” Information Systems Research, March 2017, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 117-136.

Choudhary, V., Currim, I., Dewan, S., Jeliazkov, I., Mintz, O., Turner, J., “Evaluation Set Size and Purchase: Evidence from a Product Search Engine,” Journal of Interactive Marketing, 2017, Vol. 37, pp. 16-31.

Ren, F., Dewan, S., “Industry-Level Analysis of Information Technology Return and Risk: What Explains the Variation?,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 2015, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 71-103.

Dewan, S., Ramaprasad, J.,”Social Media, Traditional Media, and Music Sales,” Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2014, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 101-121.

Dewan, S., Ramaprasad, J., “Music Blogging, Online Sampling, and the Long Tail,” Information Systems Research, 2012, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 1056-1067.

Dewan, S., Ren, F., “Information Technology and Firm Boundaries: Impact on Firm Risk and Return Performance,” Information Systems Research, June 2011, Vol. 222, No. 2, pp. 369-388.

Dewan, S., Ganley, D. and Kraemer, K.L., “Complementarities in the Diffusion of Personal Computers and the Internet: Implications for the Global Digital Divide,” Information Systems Research, December 2010, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 1526-1536.

Dewan, S., Shi, C. and Gurbaxani, V., “Investigating the Risk-Return Relationship of Information Technology Investment: Firm-Level Empirical Analysis,” Management Science, December 2007, Vol. 53, No. 12, pp. 1829-1842.

Dewan, S. and Ren, F., “Risk and Return of Information Technology Initiatives: Evidence from Electronic Commerce Announcements,” Information Systems Research, December 2007, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 370-394.

Dewan, S. and Riggins, F., “The Digital Divide: Current and Future Research Directions,” Journal of the Association for Information Systems, December 2005, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. 298-337.

Dewan, S., Ganley, D. and Kraemer, K.L., “Across the Digital Divide: A Cross-Country Multi-Technology Analysis of the Determinants of IT Penetration,” Journal of the Association of Information Systems, December 2005, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. 298-337.

Dewan, S. and Hsu, V., “Adverse Selection in Electronic Markets: Evidence from Online Stamp Auctions,” The Journal of Industrial Economics, December 2004, Vol. LII, No. 4, pp. 497-516.

Dewan, S. and Mendelson, H., “Information Technology and Trader Competition in Financial Markets: Endogenous Liquidity,” Management Science, December 2001, Vol. 47, No. 12, pp. 1581-1587.

Dewan, S. and Kraemer, K., “Information Technology and Productivity: Evidence from Country-Level Data,” Management Science, April 2000, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 548-562.

Dewan, S. and Mendelson, H., “Internet Channel Revolution: The Case of Charles Schwab,” in Creating Value in Financial Services, edited by E.L. Melnick, P.R. Nayyar, M.L. Pinedo and S. Seshadri, published by Kluwer Academic, December 1999.

Dewan, S. and Kraemer, K., “International Dimensions of the Productivity Paradox,” Communications of the ACM, August 1998, Vol. 41, Issue 8, pp. 56-62.

Dewan, S., Michael, S. and Min, C., “Firm Characteristics and Investments in Information Technology: Scale and Scope Effects,” Information Systems Research, September 1998, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 219-232.

Dewan, S. and Mendelson, H., “Information Technology and Time-Based Competition in Financial Markets,” Management Science, May 1998, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 595-609.

Dewan, S. and Min, C., “The Substitution of Information Technology for Other Factors of Production: A Firm-Level Analysis,” Management Science, December 1997, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 1660-1675.

Dewan, S., “Pricing Computer Services Under Alternative Control Structures: Tradeoffs and Trends,”  Information Systems Research, September 1996, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 301-307.

Dewan, R.M. and Dewan, S., “Managerial Incentives and the Value of Information Systems Timeliness,” Journal of Organizational Computing, 1995, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 277-294.

Dewan, S. and Mendelson, H., “User Delay Costs and Internal Pricing for a Service Facility,”  Management Science, December 1990, Vol. 36, No. 12, pp. 1502-1517.

Kumar, S., Dewan, S. and Agrawal, V.K., “Application of Goal Programming for Capacity Waste Minimization,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 1989, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 26-38.

Kumar, S., Dewan, S. and Agrawal, V.K., and “Capacity Waste Minimization of a Batch Manufacturing Industry: A Conceptual Formulation,” Industrial Engineering Journal, January 1988.

Ph.D. Student Advising

Chair or Co-Chair of Dissertation Committee:

Yi-Jen (Ian) Ho, Assistant Professor, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University.

Jui Ramaprasad, Associate Professor of Information Systems at Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Fei Ren, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Guanghua School of Management, Beijing University.

Dale Ganley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Business, Victoria, Canada.

Member of Dissertation Committee:

Zhizhong Zhou, Research Fellow at Dartmouth University.

Pei-Fang Hsu, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Institute of Technology Management.

Shutao Dong, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Renmin University of China, School of Business.

Young Bong Chang, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at University of British Columbia, Okanagan.

Sean Xin Xu, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at HKUST, Hong Kong.