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Ken Kraemer

Ken Kraemer

Research Professor

SB 403

949.824.5246

kkraemer@uci.edu    Personal website  

Kenneth L. Kraemer is a Research Professor in the Paul Merage School of Business, Associate Director of the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), and Co-Director of the Personal Computing Industry Center (PCIC) at UC Irvine. He has conducted research on the management of computing in organizations for more than 40 years. He is currently studying the globalization of knowledge work and innovation, the offshoring of new product development, the dynamics of computing in organizations, and the business value of IT and national policies for IT production and use.

Professor Kraemer is the author or co-author of 15 books, including recently published titles such as Global E-Commerce: Impacts of National Environment and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Asia's Computer Challenge: Threat of Opportunity for the U.S. and the World? (Oxford University Press, 1998).

He has written more than 165 articles, many on the computer industry and the Asia-Pacific region, that have been published in journals such as Communications of the ACMMIS QuarterlyManagement ScienceInformation Systems ResearchThe Information SocietyPublic Administration ReviewTelecommunications Policy, and Policy Analysis.

Professor Kraemer has also been a consultant on IT policy to major corporations, the federal government, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the governments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China. He was the Shaw Professor in Information Systems at the National University of Singapore from 1990-1991.

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Planners, AICP, 1964-1984
  • American Planning Association, 1964-1984A
  • American Society for Public Administration, 1965-
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 1970-
  • Association for Computing Machinery, AFIPS, 1975-
  • International Federation of Information Processing Societies, 1975-
  • Society for Information Management, 1977-
  • Association for Information Systems, 1994-

Honors and Awards

  • Loula D. Lasker Fellowship, 1962-64
  • NDEA Fellowship, 1962-65
  • John M. Pfiffner Master’s Thesis Award, 1965
  • Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies
  • Fulbright Travel Grant, 1972, 1977, 1980
  • Faculty University Service Award, UCI, 1978
  • Orange County Supervisors Public Service Commendation, 1980
  • Orange County Chapter, ASPA, Academic Excellence Award, 1985
  • Listed in American Men and Women in Science, Who’s Who in Technology Today, Who’s Who in the West, Men and Women of Achievement
  • Shaw Chair in Management Information Systems, National University of Singapore, 1990-91
  • Selected to attend 1996 Japan Study Tour by American Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Keizai Koho Center, 1996
  • Taco Bell Professor of IT for Management, Graduate School of Management, 1999
  • ICIS Best paper award, 2002
  • IBM Research Fellowship, 2002
  • Elected AIS ""Fellow,"" 2003

University Service

  • Chairman of The Paul Merage School of Business Faculty, 1969-70
  • Chairman of The Paul Merage School of Business Facilities Committee, 1969-72
  • UCI Ad hoc review and promotion committees of the Senate Budget Committee and the Academic Personnel Committee, 1970-74, 1976
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Faculty Recruitment Committee, 1970-73, 1975-76, 1977-83
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Dean Selection Committee, 1971
  • Joint Committee with ICS on Cooperative Program in Information Systems, 1974-77
  • PPRO Director, 1974-1992
  • University-wide Committee on Public Service, 1975-77
  • UCI Coordinator for the State Data Program, 1975-77
  • UCI Senate Committee on Business and Finance, 1975-78
  • UCI Housing Advisory Committee, 1975, 1982-84
  • PPRO Committee on Policy Studies at UCI, 1976
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Executive Programs Committee, 1977-79
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Faculty Research and Travel Committee, 1979-80
  • Chairman of the school's Public Policy and Management Group, 1980-81
  • Chairman of The Paul Merage School of Business Master’s Program Committee, 1980-81, 1989-90
  • UCI Senate Committee on Research, 1981-82
  • Chairman The Paul Merage School of Business Computer Committee, 1983-84
  • UCI Committee on Biotechnology, 1984
  • UC Committee on Telecommunications Research, 1984-85
  • UCI/ICHA Architectural Review Board, 1985-86
  • UCI Inclusion Area Policy Committee, 1985-87
  • UCI Chief Executive Roundtable, 1986-89
  • Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP), Member 1987-90
  • Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP), Chair 1988-89
  • UC Pacific Rim Research Program Executive Committee, 1989-1992
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Executive Committee, 1990-92, 1994-95
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Faculty Chair, 1994-95
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Strategic Planning Committee, 1994-95
  • UCI Academic Senate Executive Committee, 1994-95
  • The Paul Merage School of Business IT Focus Planning Committee, 1995-97
  • The Paul Merage School of Business Associate Dean for Research, 1996-1998
  • UCI Committee on Research, 1998-1999
  • University Committee on Research Policy, 1998-1999
  • GSM Information Resources Committee, 2002 -
  • GSM Dean Search Committee, 2002, 2003
  • GSM Strategic Planning Committee, 2003
  • Paul Merage Curriculum Innovation Committee, 2006-
  • Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Advisory Committee, 2006-
  • Calit2 Advisory Committee, 2005

Public Service

  • Privacy and Confidentiality Control Board, Orange County, 1973-75
  • Blue Ribbon Committee on Data Processing for the Board of Supervisors, Orange County, 1973, 1979, 1980
  • Board of Directors, the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 1976-79
  • AAAS Panel on Priority Problems in State and Local Government: Management, Finance and Personnel, 1979-80
  • Co-Chairman, Seminar on “Policy Issues in the Management of Urban Information Systems,” Aalborg, Denmark, September 28 - October 1, 1980
  • Executive Committee, Management Science Section, American Society for Public Administration, 1980-82
  • Chairman, Management Science Panels, 1981 ASPA Conference
  • American Coordinator, Seminar on “Managing Urban Systems,” sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study, University of Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, August 15-30, 1980; also for 1982 Seminar
  • American Coordinator, U.S.-Japan Cooperative Science Seminars on “Computer Development, Use and Impact,” East-West Center, Honolulu, December 18-22, 1980; March 24-26, 1982; July 5-7, 1983; and Tokyo, July 8-10, 1985
  • Planning Committee, The Conference on Information Systems, 1981-
  • Executive Committee, The Conference on Information Systems, 1983-84
  • Co-Chairman, Policy Forum on “Wired Cities,” Washington Program in Communication Policy Studies, Annenberg School of Communication, July 12-13, 1984
  • Co-Chairman, Program Committee, The Conference on Information Systems, Tucson, Arizona, December 1984
  • Chairman, NASPAA Committee on Computers in Public Management Education, 1984-85
  • Interviewed expert on two half-hour segments dealing with “Computing, Organizations and Individuals,” for the PBS television series “The New Literacy: An Introduction to Computers,” produced by the Corporation for Community College Television. First aired in 1984 and continuing
  • NASPAA Task Force on the Status of Research in Public Administration, 1986-87
  • Special Advisor, International Concept Design Competition for an Advanced Information City, Japan Association for Planning Administration, Kawasaki City, Japan, April 24-25, 1987
  • California Telecommunications Advisory Board, 1987-1992
  • Committee on Infrastructure Innovation, National Academy of Sciences, 1987
  • Citizens’ Advisory Committee on International Affairs, City of Irvine, 1989
  • Sister City Task Force Committee, City of Irvine, 1989
  • U.S. Government Accounting Office, Executive Council on Information Technology, 1990-
  • National Science Foundation, Civil Infrastructure Systems Review Panel, 1995
  • National Science Foundation, Digital Libraries Initiative Review Panel, 1996
  • National Science Foundation, ITO, International Programs, and Social Informatics Workshop Panels, 1997
  • National Research Council, Social and Economic Impacts of IT Workshop Panel, 1997-98
  • National Science Foundation, Planning Committee, Workshop on Computers and Social Systems, 1998-99
  • NSF, Committee of Visitors for review of International Program, 2005
  • NSF, Chair of workshop on Social Informatics, 2005
  • NAE, Task force on ""Engineering Offshoring,"" 2006
  • NAS, Task force on ""Globalization of Innovation,"" 2006-
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Industry Studies Committee, 2005, 2006

Editor, Referee, Consultant

  • Associate Editors Board, The Bureaucrat, 1975
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 1977-1994
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Policy Analysis & Information Systems, 1980-82
  • Editorial Board, Systems, Objectives, Solutions, 1980-84
  • Editorial Board, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 1981-91
  • Editorial Board, Public Productivity Review, 1982-84
  • Editorial Board, Public Administration Review, 1982-85
  • Editorial Board, Social Science Computer Review, 1984-
  • Editorial Board, Information & Management, 1985-
  • Co-Editor, Columbia University Press Book Series on Computing, Organizations, Policy and Society (CORPS), 1985-1990
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Urban & Regional Information Systems, (URISA), 1988-
  • Editorial Board, Informatization and the Public Sector, 1990-1995
  • Editorial Board, Malaysian Journal of Management Science, 1993-
  • Editorial Board, California Management Review, 1994-
  • Editorial Board, Information Technology for Development, 1995-
  • Editorial Board, Information Infrastructure and Policy, 1995-
  • Associate Editors Board & Editorial Board, The Information Society, 1995-
  • Refereed manuscripts for these journals:
    • MIS Quarterly
    • Public Administration Review
    • Administration and Society
    • Policy Analysis
    • Communications of the ACM
    • Information & Management
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Information Systems Research
    • Social Science Computer Review
  • Research proposal referee for:
    • The National Science Foundation, 1974-
    • Hong Kong University Grants Committee, 1995-
  • Consultant, Advisor for:
    • Corporate
    • The Irvine Company, 1967
    • Public Systems Evaluation, 1967-77
    • The Rand Corporation, 1969-70
    • Auerbach Publications, 1979-82
    • Honeywell Information Systems, 1980
    • CSC Consulting, 1993-94
    • Toshiba American Information Systems, 1993-94
    • Intel Corporation, 1997
    • IBM Corporation, 1998-
    • Governmental
    • Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1969-72
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1969-72
    • The National Science Foundation, 1974-77
    • OECD Panel on Information Technology and Urban Management, 1975-77
    • OECD Committee on Information, Computer and Communications Policy, 1980-81
    • Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, 1980, 1984, 1985
    • IRIS (Information Research in Scholarship) Project, Brown University, 1985-87
    • City of Seattle, 1988; Seattle Metro, 1989-90; City of Minneapolis, 1981-82; City of Omaha, 1985; 
    • Maricopa County, Arizona, 1988-89; Douglas County, Nebraska, 1992-93
    • International
    • USAC Support Panel, National Academy of Sciences, 1976
    • Gesellschaft fur Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung, 1983
    • United Nations, 1985
    • Government of Indonesia, 1990
    • IMARC’s International Advisory Board, 1991-94
    • Governments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, China on IT policy
    • Asian Development Bank, 2002