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Area(s) of Expertise
- Business Analytics
- Design Science
- Digital Platforms
- Network Science
- Persuasion & Gamification
About Divinus Oppong-Tawiah
I’m an information systems researcher studying how new technologies evolve organizational forms and practices. I focus mostly on how sociality – social norms, social relationships and social influence mechanisms – unfolds and shapes digitally enabled organizational work. I study these concepts in contexts such as IT innovation in digital platforms; collective intelligence and open innovation in online communities; and sustainable, organizational IT practices. I use a variety of empirical methods: network science, data science, design science, econometric analysis, randomized controlled trials, and quasi experimental causal inference methods. Overall, my research aims to deepen understanding of how organizations leverage information systems and information technologies to innovate, compete and survive in the digital economy.
I am always interested in discussing collaborations and future opportunities in these areas.
2018 ICIS Doctoral Consortium Fellow
2017 OCIS Doctoral Consortium Fellow
2017 Best Reviewer Award (SIGADIT at ICIS 2017)
2014 Best Paper Award (Information Systems Division, ASAC 2014)
2014 Grenville Smith Fellowship, McGill University (2014-2018)
2013 Graduate Fellowship, Queen’s University (2013-2014)
Oppong-Tawiah, D., Webster, J., Staples, S., Cameron, A.-F., Ortiz de Guinea, A., & Tam, Y. H. (2019). Encouraging sustainable energy use in the office with a gamified mobile application. Journal of Business Research (in press)
Oppong-Tawiah, D., & Chan, Y. E. (2017). The influence of IT and knowledge capabilities on the survival of university IT startups. International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, 3(2), 150-172.