Jason Dedrick

Jason Dedrick

Lecturer and Specialist
Information Systems  


PhD, Management Information Systems, UC Irvine
Masters in Pacific International Affairs, UC San Diego
BS, Business Administration, SUNY Brockport

Jason Dedrick is a Lecturer and Specialist in the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, and Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. He also is a Faculty Fellow at the Syracuse Center of Excellence.  His research interests include the globalization of information technology, the economic and organizational impacts of IT, global value chains in the IT and wind energy industries, adoption of smart grid technologies by electric utility companies, privacy issues related to smart meters and cybersecurity challenges of dynamic distributed electricity markets.  He is Principal Investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Key Interest or Research Areas:

  • Smart grid adoption and integration by electric utilities
  • Privacy issues and smart meter data
  • Cybersecurity challenges of dynamic, distributed electricity markets
  • Global value chains in the electronics industry
  • Economic and organizational impacts of IT



  • Syracuse University Center of Excellence Faculty Fellow, 2016-present
  • International Conference on Information Systems, Best Conference Theme Paper, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Dedrick, J., Venkatesh, M., Stanton, J. M., Zheng, Y., & Ramnarine-Rieks, A. (2015). Adoption of smart grid technologies by electric utilities: factors influencing organizational innovation in a regulated environment. Electronic Markets, 1-13.
  • Dedrick, J., Kraemer, K. L., & Shih, E. (2013). Information technology and productivity in developed and developing countries. Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(1), 97-122
  • Dedrick, J. (2010). “Green IS: concepts and issues for information systems research,” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 27, Article 11.
  • Dedrick, J., Kraemer, K.L., Linden, G. (2010) “Who profits from innovation in global value chains? a study of the iPod and notebook PCs.” Industrial and Corporate Change 19(1), 81-116.
  • Shih, E., Kraemer, K.L., Dedrick, J. (2007). “Determinants of country-level investment in information technology,” Management Science, 53(3), 521-528
  • Dedrick, J., Gurbaxani, V., Kraemer, K.L. (2003). “Information technology and economic performance: a critical review of the empirical evidence,” ACM Computing Surveys, 35(1), 1-28.