Saonee Sarker

Professor of Commerce; Area Coordinator—Information Technology; Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor
Information Technology

Saonee Sarker
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Ph.D., Information Systems, Washington State University
M.B.A, Marketing, University of Cincinnati
B.A., English (with Honors), Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta, India
Areas of Expertise: 
Globally distributed software development teams and other types of computer-mediated groups
Technology adoption by groups
IT and innovation
Cloud computing
Green IT and sustainability
Professional Activities: 

Professor Sarker teaches a wide range of courses, including telecommunications and networking, emergent technologies, IS for managers, and systems analysis and design.

On the research front, her publications have appeared in outlets such as MIS QuarterlyInformation Systems ResearchJournal of Management Information SystemsJournal of the Association of Information SystemsDecision SciencesEuropean Journal of Information SystemsDecision Support Systems; and Information Systems Journal, among others. She also served as the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation grant awarded to study work–life balance in globally distributed software development teams and is the associate editor for Decision Sciences Journal and Communications of the AIS. She also serves as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly and was named Outstanding Associate Editor for the journal in 2016. She will serve as senior editor for MIS Quarterly  effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Selected Publications:

“Exploring Value Co-Creation in Relationships between an ERP Vendor and Its Partners: A Revelatory Case Study,” MIS Quarterly, 2012 (with S. Sarker, A. Sahaym, and N. Bjorn-Andersen).

“Revisiting the Role of Trust and Communication in Globally-Distributed Teams: A Social Network Analysis Perspective,” Journal of MIS, 2011 (with M. Ahuja, S. Kirkeby, and S. Sarker).

“Achieving 'Stardom' in Globally Distributed Teams: An Examination of a Knowledge-Centered Perspective Using Social Network Analysis,” Decision Sciences, 2011 (with S. Kirkeby, S. Sarker, and S. Chakraborty).

“Media Effects on Group Collaboration: An Empirical Examination in an Ethical Decision Making Context,” Decision Sciences, 2010 (with S. Sarker, S. Chatterjee, and J. Valacich).

“Unearthing the Process of Requirements Elicitation: A Grounded Approach,” Journal of the AIS, 2010 (with S. Chakraborty and S. Sarker [equal authorship]).

“An Alternative to Methodological Individualism: A 'Non-Reductionist' Approach to Studying Technology Adoption by Groups," MIS Quarterly, 2010 (with J. Valacich).

“Exploring Agility in Distributed Software Development Teams: An Interpretive Study in an Offshoring Context,” Information Systems Research, 2009 (with S. Sarker [equal authorship]).

Recent news about Saonee Sarker:
Preparing students to successfully leverage information technology to produce business value in any industry, as well as to find solutions to society’s biggest challenges, McIntire’s IT Area is one of the most important contributors to the School’s cutting-edge business education... Read more
McIntire Information Technology Professor Saonee Sarker has been named 2016 Outstanding Associate Editor by MIS Quarterly . In addition to this prestigious honor, she has been appointed to serve as one of the journal's senior editors, effective Jan. 1, 2017... Read more