Nanda Kumar
Information Systems, Zicklin School of Business
Baruch College, City University of New York
One, Bernard Baruch Way, Box B11-220
New York, NY 10010, USA 
Voice Mail: (646) 312-3403
Fax: (646) 312-3351

Education Research & Teaching Interests Professional Honors Selected Publications


  • Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1997 - 2003

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bombay, India, 1995 - 1997.

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), Anna University, Madras, India, 1990 - 1994.

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Research and Teaching Interests

Research Interests
  • Organizational IS
  • Information Privacy
  • Technology Policy
  • Social Computing
  • Health Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
Teaching Interests
  • Managing Technology
  • New Media Technologies
  • Data Mining/BI
  • International Business
  • Digital Marketing
  • Outsourcing/BPO
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Professional Honors and Awards

  • Top IS Publications of the Year (Paper on Social Recommender Systems), Association for Information Systems, 2010

  • JAIS Paper of the Year (Paper on Social Recommender Systems), Journal of the AIS, 2010

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, 2009

  • Faculty Scholarship and Creative Achievement Award, Baruch College, 2004, 2006, 2008

  • Eugene Lang Fellowship, 2006

  • ICIS Doctoral Consortium Scholar, 2001

  • Dean Earle MacPhee Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 1997-2000

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Selected Publications

  • Tziporah Stern and Nanda Kumar, Improving Privacy Settings Control in Online Social Networks with a Wheel Interface, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Forthcoming.

  • Roumen Vragov and Nanda Kumar, The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on the Costs of Democracy, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Vol. 12, Issue 6, pp. 440-448, 2013.

  • Oded Nov, Chen Ye and Nanda Kumar, A Social Capital Perspective on Meta-Knowledge Contribution and Social Computing, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 53, Issue 1, pp. 118-126, 2012.

  • Ofer Arazy, Nanda Kumar and Bracha Shapira, A Theory-Driven Design Framework for Social Recommender Systems, Journal of the AIS, Vol. 11, Issue 9, pp. 455-490, 2010. [ Top IS Publications of the Year; JAIS Best Paper of the Year Award ]

  • Martin Yu, Karl Lang and Nanda Kumar, Supporting Better Communication in Academic Communities of Practice: An Empirical Study of AIS/ISWorld, Communications of the AIS, Vol. 26, Article 16, pp 305-328, 2010.

  • Viju Raghupathi, Ofer Arazy, Nanda Kumar and Bracha Shapira, Opinion Leadership: Non-Work-Related Advice in a Work Setting, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp 220-234, 2009.

  • Ofer Arazy, Nanda Kumar and Bracha Shapira, Improving Social Recommender Systems, IEEE IT Professional, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp 31-37, 2009.

  • Abbe Mowshowitz and Nanda Kumar, Then There Were Three: Consolidation in the Search Engine Industry and Its Impact on Information Access and Control, IEEE Computer, Vol. 42, Issue 2, pp 114-116, 2009.

  • Nanda Kumar and Roumen Vragov, Active Citizen Participation Using ICT Tools: The Road Less Traveled, Communications of the ACM, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp 118-121, 2009.

  • Kannan Mohan, Nanda Kumar and Raquel Benbunan-Fich, Examining Communication Media Selection and Information Processing in Software Development Traceability: An Empirical Investigation, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp 17-39, 2009.

  • Martin Yu, Karl Lang and Nanda Kumar, Internationalization of Online Professional Communities: An Empirical Investigation of AIS-ISWorld, International Journal of Electronic Collaboration, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp 13-21, 2009.

  • Nanda Kumar, Kannan Mohan and Richard Holowczak, Locking the Door but Leaving the Computer Vulnerable: Factors Inhibiting Home Users’ Adoption of Software Firewalls, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 46, Issue 1, pp. 254-264, 2008.

  • Abbe Mowshowitz and Nanda Kumar, Internet Governance Forum: Leveraging Multi-Stakeholder Participation to Reduce Digital Divide and Improve Freedom of Expression, IEEE Technology and Society, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp 33-36, 2008.

  • Nanda Kumar and Karl Lang, Do Search Terms Matter? The Interplay between Specification of Search Engine Queries and Clustering Support, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 44, pp 159-174, 2007.

  • Abbe Mowshowitz and Nanda Kumar, Net Neutrality: Private vs. Public Interest on the Internet,  Communications of the ACM, 50(7), pp. 23 - 25, 2007.

  • Nanda Kumar and Izak Benbasat, The Influence of Recommendations and Consumer Reviews on Evaluations of Websites,  Information Systems Research, 17(4), pp. 425 - 439, 2006.

  • Roumen Vragov and Nanda Kumar, Electronic Markets for the Allocation, Financing and Distribution of Public Goods, Electronic Markets, 16(4), pp. 274 - 281, 2006

  • Nanda Kumar and Charlie Peng, Strategic Alliances in E-Government Procurement,   International Journal of Electronic Business, 4(2), pp. 136 - 145, 2006.

  • Nanda Kumar and Abbe Mowshowitz, Who Should Govern the Internet?, Communications of the ACM, 49(2), pp. 35 - 37, 2006.

  • Nanda Kumar, Karl Lang and Charlie Peng, Consumer Search Behavior in Online Shopping Environments, e-Service Journal, 3(3), pp. 87 - 102, 2005.

  • Nanda Kumar and Izak Benbasat, The Effect of Relationship Encoding, Task Type and Complexity on Information Representation: An Empirical Investigation of 2D and 3D Graphs, MIS Quarterly, 28(2), pp. 255 - 281, 2004.

  • Nanda Kumar and Izak Benbasat, Para-Social Presence and Communication Capabilities of a Web Site: A Theoretical Perspective, e-Service Journal, 1(3), pp. 5 - 24, 2002.

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Education Research Interests Teaching Interests Selected Publications