Haya Ajjan

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Koury Business Center 322
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
hajjan@elon.edu (336) 278-5908

Brief Biography

Haya Ajjan earned her MBA and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Belk College of Business. Her research focuses on better understanding the impact of technology use on individuals, groups, and organizations. In particular, she is interested in understanding the role of emerging technologies such as wikis, blogs, and social networks in management information systems. Her research has appeared in International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, The Internet and Higher Education, Information Resources Management Journal, and multiple regional and national conferences such as International Conference on Information Systems, American Conference on Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, and International Council for Small Business. She has also worked on consulting projects with Duke Energy and with Information Services at the University of North Carolina at Charotte.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to MIS
  • Business Process and Technology: SAP Interface
  • Exploring Social Media, Mobile Technology, and Business Analytics

Publications

Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Adoption of Information Technology Project Portfolio Management: An Empirical Study" International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (forthcoming), 2013

Ajjan, H., Hartshorne Kumar, R., and Buechler, S. “Investigating Knowledge Worker Decisions to Use Web 2.0 Applications" Information Resources Management Journal, October-December 2012, vol 25, Issue 4, pp. 65-83,

Hartshorne, R., & Ajjan, H. Examining Student Decisions to Adopt Web 2.0 Technologies: Theory and empirical tests. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, December 2009, vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 183-198.

Kumar, R. Ajjan, H. and Niu, Y. “Information Technology Portfolio Management: Literature Review, Framework, and Research Issues” Information Resources Management Journal, 2008, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 64-87.

Ajjan, H. and Hartshorne, R. “Investigating Faculty Decisions to Adopt Web 2.0 Technologies: Theory and Empirical Tests” The Internet and Higher Education. 2008, vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 71-80.

Presentations

Hartshorne, R. and Ajjan, H. "Examining Factors Influencing the Use of Social Networking by College Students" To be Presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2013 to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ajjan, H. and Hartshorne, R. "Time Flies When you’re on Social Networks: Cognitive Absorption and University Students’ Academic Performance" To be Presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2013 to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ajjan, H. Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “IT Project Portfolio Management: Processes and Benefits” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts.

Ajjan, H. and Palin, G. “Web 2.0 Applications and Social Entrepreneurship” Workshop at the International Council for Small Business, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.

Ajjan, H. and Hartshorne, R. “Investigating Knowledge Workers Decisions to Use Web 2.0 Applications” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2010, San Diego, California

Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Khan, S. “Improving Shared Knowledge of Project Risk Return Characteristics” Paper presented at the American Conference on Information Systems, 2009, San Francisco.

Ajjan, H. and Hartshorne, R. “Exploring Students’ Decisions to Adopt Web 2.0 Technologies as Instructional Tools” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference 2008, Baltimore, Maryland

Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Investigating Determinants of Project Portfolio Management Adoption” Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, 2008, Paris, France.

Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Determinants of Project Portfolio Management Diffusion” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference 2008, Baltimore, Maryland.

Personal Information

Dr. Ajjan lives in Mooresville, NC with her husband Mahdi and her son Alexander. Dr. Ajjan enjoys reading, hiking, and photography.

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