I am a Professor of MIS at the the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business. I obtained my doctorate in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia in 1991. I also have an M.A. in Sociology from Columbia University, and a Master of Management Studies and a B.A. in Psychology from Bombay University.

My current research spans the areas of shared meaning, collective action, and innovation. I investigate the meaning underlying organizations’ discourse about technology, framing and tactics used in mobilizing online collective action, and the role of patent-, economy-, and geography-based identity dynamics in firms’ survival, success, and responses to legitimacy threats. My work has appeared in journals such as the Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Small Group Research, Information and Management, and Data Base. I serve as Senior Editor for MIS Quarterly and previously have served as Senior Editor for Information Systems Research.

    Drawing upon methods I use in my research, I have developed a course on Social Analytics. Over the last four years, I have compiled these methods into a book now published by Prospect Press. As I continue to investigate and develop methods for analyzing social data, I welcome comments and insights from others working in the area.