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Thursday, October 27, 2016

 

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The Information Systems and Statistics Research Seminar Series

 

From:  Prof. Kannan Mohan, Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics, Coordinator, Ph.D. program in Information Systems 

November 15, 2016, 12:30 to 1:45, NVC 11-217 (IS-STA Conference Room)

The Nerd Effect: How Stereotypes Can Affect Communication and Learning about Technology

 Kevin Craig

Assistant Professor

Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics

 

Abstract: A fundamental aspect of business-IT alignment rests on good communication between business managers and IT personnel. Managers need to obtain useful technical information to support strategic IT decisions and must communicate with IT workers to do so. However, we argue that managers’ stereotyping of IT experts (as “nerds”) can have an effect on communication between managers and IT workers. Results from a quasi-experiment provide evidence that there is a “nerd effect” that has the power to affect and possibly undermine the communication upon which business-IT strategic alignment relies. Further research on IT-related stereotypes may have implications for STEM education.

Presented by the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics          

To RSVP, please visit: https://goo.gl/SCYJKY. If you have any questions, please contact Kannan Mohan at Kannan.mohan@baruch.cuny.edu.

           

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Kannan Mohan
Professor

Coordinator, Ph.D. program in Information Systems

Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics
Baruch College, The City University of New York
Phone: (646) 312 3372

http://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/kannanmohan

Ph.D. Program: http://cis.baruch.cuny.edu/doctoral/