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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Monideepa Tarafdar

Charles J. Dockendorff Endowed Professor and PhD Coordinator in Information Systems

Operations & Information Management


Ph.D. (Major MIS, Minor Strategic Management), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India, 2002

Professional Experience

Scientific Advisor, Unplug, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-present

Academic Appointments

Charles J. Dockendorff Endowed Professor of Information Systems, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, January 2021- present
Professor, Lancaster University (Management School), United Kingdom, 2013-2020
Co-Director, Highwire Doctoral Training Program, Lancaster University, 2014-2019
Senior Fellow, Wiezenbaum Internet Institute, Berlin, 2019
Leverhulme Research Fellow, United Kingdom, 2017-2018
Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India, 2007-2018
Visiting Scholar, MIT Sloan School (CISR), 2016
Professor, University of Toledo, Ohio, 2012-2013
Associate Professor, University of Toledo, Ohio, 2007-2012
Assistant Professor, University of Toledo, Ohio, 2003-2007

Recent Honors / Awards

Distinguished Member Cum Laude, Association of Information Systems, 2019
Reviewer Hall of Fame, Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 2019
Keynote Address: Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, Tampere: Information Systems for a Responsible World, August 2019
Keynote address: OR60 Conference, UK: Artificial Intelligence: Crystal Ball or Mirror?, September 2018
Annual Best Paper Award, Decision Sciences Journal, Decisions Sciences Institute, 2017
Dean’s Research Award, Lancaster University Management School, 2017
Outstanding Research Award, University of Toledo, 2007 and 2011
Graduate Teaching Award, University of Toledo, 2009

Research Interests

Maladaptive and motivational use of Information Systems
Bias and AI
Algorithmic work
Social media driven social protest and activism
Healthcare Information Systems
Societal impacts of social media
Supply chains and Information Systems

Teaching Interests

  • Digital innovation and strategy
  • Strategic and organizational aspects of data analytics/AI/algorithms
  • Dark side of information technology

Selected Publications

Tarafdar, M., and Saunders, C., Remote, Mobile and Blue Collar: ICT enabled job crafting to elevate occupational wellbeing, Journal of the AIS, forthcoming.

Tarafdar, M. and Ray., D.K., Role of Social Media in Social Protest Cycles: A Sociomaterial Examination, Information Systems Research, forthcoming

Maier, C., Laumer, S., Tarafdar, M., Mattke, J., Reis, L., and Weitzel, T., Challenge and hindrance IS use stressors and appraisals: Explaining contrarian associations in post-acceptance IS use behavior, Journal of the AIS, forthcoming 

Fernandez, A., Tarafdar, M., Spring, M., Information Technology Use in Temporary Organizations: The Case of the 2016 Olympic Games, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, forthcoming 2021 

Tarafdar, M., Maier, C., Laumer, S., and Weitzel, T., Explaining the link between technostress and technology addiction in social networking site, Information Systems Journal, 20, Issue 1, 2020.  

Pirkkalainen, H., Salo, M., Tarafdar, M., and Makkonen, M., Deliberate or Instinctive? Proactive and Reactive Coping with Technostress, Journal of MIS, October 2019. 

Tarafdar, M., Beath, C.M., and Ross, J., Using AI to enhance business operations, MIT Sloan Management Review, June, 2019 

Stich, J., Tarafdar, M., Stacey, P., and Cooper, C.L. Appraisal of Workplace Stress from Email Use: A Person-Environment Fit Approach, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 20, Issue 2, Article 2, March 2019. 

Tarafdar, M., Cooper, C.L., Stich, J. The technostress trifecta - techno eustress, techno distress and design: Theoretical directions and an agenda for research, Information Systems Journal, 30, 1, 2019  

Tarafdar, M., and Tanriverdi, H. Impact of the Information Technology Unit on Information Technology - Embedded Product Innovation, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 19, 8, Article 2, September 2018  

Dobrzykowski, D., and Tarafdar, M. Understanding Information Exchange in Healthcare Operations. Journal of Operations Management, 36, 2015, p. 201-214