Michelle L Kaarst-Brown

Associate Professor, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor

  • 559 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
1992 …2019
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Coming into academia with over twenty-years in management and consulting in the financial services industry, Kaarst-Brown brings a pragmatic, problem solving orientation to her research and teaching. Her prior work experience in organizational development,  human resources management, marketing, project management, quality business, research, and strategic management provide her with a holistic view of organizations and their strategic problems.  Dr. Kaarst-Brown has worked and conducted research in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Europe. 

Research Interests

Kaarst-Brown's research is driven by a desire to better understand the strategic and practical integration of information technology at multiple levels: institutional, individual, and societal. Working with industry, she emphasizes practical research that advances theory but that can also inform management practice. This translates into publications in top academic journals and also in practitioner journals where interesting findings can be put to use. Research projects include the following: ~ Enterprise Risk Management - perceptions of IT's role in ERM initatives. ~ IT Governance and Strategic management of IT, including impact of culture on innovation, championship behavior, conflict, and competitive advantage. ~ Social implications of information technology, including general cultural, gender, and generational issues .Doctoral Level Research Courses: Advanced Qualitative MethodsSocial Issues and ICT's; Doctoral Gateway - Introduction to Research and Methods; Organizational Theories and ICT Research; Conducting Literature Reviews; Research Seminar: Conducting Field Research

Education/Academic qualification

Organizational Theory/Organizational Behavior and Management Information Systems, Ph.D.

19881995

Policy/Strategic Management, Master of Business Administration

19871988

Insurance - Information Systems and Human Resources Management, FLMI, Life Office Management Institute

… → 1981

External positions

Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, University of Richmond, E. Claiborne Robins School of Business

19942001

Instructor, University of Waterloo, Department of Management Science

1993

Instructor, York University, Schulich School of Business

19881994

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Research Output 1992 2019

Profitability
Innovation
Resources
Not-for-profit organizations
New services

The future of iT work: Computers and people

Niederman, F., Kaarst-Brown, M. L., Quesenberry, J. & Weitzel, T., Jun 12 2019, SIGMIS-CPR 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Computers and People Research Conference. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 28-34 7 p. (SIGMIS-CPR 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 Computers and People Research Conference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Information technology
Artificial intelligence
Substitution reactions
Automation
Personnel

Editors' comments: Special issue editorial: New approaches to optimizing the digital workplace

Kaarst-Brown, M. L., Quesenberry, J., Niederman, F. & Weitzel, T., Jan 1 2018, In : MIS Quarterly Executive. 17, 4, p. ix-xxiii

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Work place

Special issue editorial: New approaches to optimizing the digital workplace

Kaarst-Brown, M. L., Quesenberry, J., Niederman, F. & Weitzel, T., Jan 1 2018, In : MIS Quarterly Executive. 18, 1, p. ix-xiv

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Work place

The Placement Evolution of Information Systems Graduates

Kaarst-Brown, M. L. & Guzman, I. R., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Activities 1989 2018

MISQE Special Issues Workshop, Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS)

Michelle L Kaarst-Brown (Organizer)
2018

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

iSchool Faculty Search Committee (External organization)

Michelle L Kaarst-Brown (Member)
20182019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

SIM Connect Live Annual Meeting: Practitioner-Academic Track

Michelle L Kaarst-Brown (Organizer), Mary Sumner (Organizer), Ulrike Schultze (Organizer)
2018

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference

Meredith Symposium

Michelle L Kaarst-Brown (Member of program committee)
Nov 3 2018

Activity: Attendance typesParticipation in conference