Sunil Mithas

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Dr. Sunil Mithas is a professor in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the author of the book Digital Intelligence: What Every Smart Manager Must Have for Success in an Information Age (link is external). He earned his PhD from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an engineering degree from IIT, Roorkee. Before pursuing his PhD, he worked for nearly ten years in engineering, marketing, and general management positions with the Tata group.

He was identified as a 2011 MSI Young Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute. The MSI Young Scholar Program selects about 20 of "the most promising 'younger' (i.e., doctorate received 3-6 years ago) academics" and a "likely leader of the next generation of marketing academics" every two years.

Sunil is a frequent speaker at industry events for senior leaders. He has worked on research or consulting assignments with organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Lear, A.T. Kearney, the Tata group, the Social Security Administration, and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sunil's research focuses on strategies for managing innovation and excellence for corporate transformation, focusing on the role of technology and other intangibles, such as customer satisfaction, human capital, and organizational capabilities. His research has appeared in premier journals, including Management Science, Marketing Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Marketing, and MIT Sloan Management Review. Some of this work has been featured in business publications such as Bloomberg, CIO, Computerworld, and InformationWeek. His papers have won best-paper awards and have received several best-paper nominations. He has also won the best reviewer award at an INFORMS conference.

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Articles
  1. Kim, K., Mithas, S., Whitaker, J., and Roy, P.K. "Industry-specific human capital and wages: Evidence from the business process outsourcing industry" Information Systems Research (Forthcoming) 2014
  2. Sharma, R., Mithas, S., and Kankanhalli, A. "Transforming decision-making processes: A research agenda for understanding the impact of business analytics on organisations," European Journal of Information Systems (23:4) 2014, pp 433-441
  3. Gillon, K., Aral, S., Lin, C.-Y., Mithas, S., and Zozulia, M. "Business Analytics: Radical Shift or Incremental Change?, Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol34/iss1/13 (link is external)," Communications of the Association for Information Systems (34) 2014, pp 287-296
  4. Han, K., and Mithas, S. "The Real Savings From IT Outsourcing, available at http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/the-real-savings-from-it-outsourcing/," MIT Sloan Management Review (Winter) 2014
  5. Srivastava, S.C., Mithas, S., and Jha, B. "What is your global innovation strategy?," IEEE IT Professional (15:6, Nov-Dec) 2013, pp 2-6
  6. Mithas, S., Tafti, A.R., and Mitchell, W. "How a Firm’s Competitive Environment and Digital Strategic Posture Influence Digital Business Strategy," MIS Quarterly (37:2) 2013, pp 511-536
  7. Tafti, A., Mithas, S., and Krishnan, M.S. "The Importance of IT-Enabled Flexibility in Alliances," MIT Sloan Management Review (54:3) 2013, pp 13-14
  8. Han, K., and Mithas, S. "Information technology outsourcing and non-IT operating costs: An empirical investigation," MIS Quarterly (37:1) 2013, pp. 315-331
  9. Tafti, A., Mithas, S., and Krishnan, M.S. "The Effect of Information Technology Enabled Flexibility on Formation and Market Value of Alliances," Management Science (59:1) 2013, pp. 207-225
  10. Mithas, S. "Career Coach: Tips for boosting your digital IQ, available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/career-coach-tips-for-boosting-your-digital-iq/2012/06/29/gJQAkbejGW_story.html," in: Washington Post (Capital Business, 2 July 2012), Washington, DC, 2012
  11. Mithas, S., Tafti, A.R., Bardhan, I.R., and Goh, J.M. "The impact of IT investments on profits," MIT Sloan Management Review (53:3) 2012, p 15
  12. Mithas, S., Tafti, A.R., Bardhan, I.R., and Goh, J.M. "Information Technology and Firm Profitability: Mechanisms and Empirical Evidence," MIS Quarterly (36:1) 2012, pp. 205-224 (This paper also won "European Research Paper of the Year 2013 Award )
  13. Morgeson, F.V., Van Amburg, D., and Mithas, S. "Misplaced Trust? Exploring the Structure of the E-Government-Citizen Trust Relationship," Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (21:2) 2011, pp 257-283
  14. Mithas, S., Ramasubbu, N., and Sambamurthy, V. " How Information Management Capability Influences Firm Performance," MIS Quarterly (35:1) 2011, pp 237-256
  15. Morgeson, F.V., Mithas, S., Keiningham, T.L., and Aksoy, L. "An Investigation of the Cross-National Determinants of Customer Satisfaction," Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (39:2) 2011, pp 198-215
  16. Whitaker, J., Mithas, S., and Krishnan, M.S. "Organizational learning and capabilities for onshore and offshore business process outsourcing," Journal of Management Information Systems (27:3) 2011, pp 11-42
  17. Mithas, S., and Lucas, H.C. "What is your digital business strategy?," IEEE IT Professional (Nov-Dec) 2010, pp. 4-6
  18. Mithas, S., and Lucas, H.C. "Are Foreign IT Workers Cheaper? U.S. Visa Policies and Compensation of Information Technology Professionals," Management Science (56:5) 2010, pp 745-765. (Appeared as a lead research article)
  19. Fornell, C., Mithas, S., and Morgeson, F.V. "The Economic and Statistical Significance of Stock Returns on Customer Satisfaction," Marketing Science (28:5) 2009, pp 820-825.
  20. Morgeson, F.V., and Mithas, S. "Does E-Government Measure up to E-Business? Comparing End-User Perceptions of U.S. Federal Government and E-Business Websites," Public Administration Review (69:4) 2009, pp 740-752
  21. Mithas, S., and Krishnan, M.S. "From association to causation via a potential outcomes approach," Information Systems Research (20:2) 2009, pp 295-313
  22. Fornell, C., Mithas, S., and Morgeson, F. "The statistical significance of portfolio returns," International Journal of Research in Marketing (26:2) 2009, pp 162-163
  23. Mithas, S., Jones, J.L. and Mitchell, W. "Buyer intention to use Internet-enabled reverse auctions: The role of asset specificity, product specialization, and non-contractibility," MIS Quarterly (32:4) 2008, pp 705-724
  24. Ramasubbu, N., Mithas, S., Krishnan, M.S., and Kemerer, C.F. "Work Dispersion, Process-Based Learning and Offshore Software Development Performance," MIS Quarterly (32:2) 2008, pp. 437-458
  25. Mithas, S., and Krishnan, M.S. "Human Capital and Institutional Effects in the Compensation of Information Technology Professionals in the United States," Management Science, (54:3) 2008, pp. 415-428 (Appeared as a lead research article)
  26. Ramasubbu, N., Mithas, S., and Krishnan, M.S. "High-tech, High-touch: The Effect of Employee Skills and Customer Heterogeneity on Customer Satisfaction with Enterprise System Support Services" Decision Support Systems (44:2) 2008, pp. 509-523
  27. Bardhan, I.R., Mithas, S. and Lin, S. "Performance Impacts of Strategy, Information Technology Applications, and Business Process Outsourcing in US Manufacturing Plants," Production and Operations Management, (16:6) 2007, pp. 747-762
  28. Whitaker, J., Mithas, S., and Krishnan, M.S. "A Field Study of RFID Deployment and Return Expectations, " Production and Operations Management, (16:5) 2007, pp. 599-612
  29. Mithas, S. and Whitaker, J. "Is the World Flat or Spiky? Information Intensity, Skills, and Global Service Disaggregation," Information Systems Research, (18:3) 2007, pp. 237-259 (Appeared as a lead research article)
  30. Mithas, S. and Jones, J.L. "Do Auction Parameters Affect Buyer Surplus in E-Auctions for Procurement? " Production and Operations Management (16:4) 2007, pp. 455-470 (Appeared as a lead research article)
  31. Tafti, A., Mithas, S. and Krishnan, M.S. "Information Technology and Autonomy-Control Duality: Toward a Theory, " Information Technology and Management (8:2) 2007, pp. 147-166
  32. Mithas, S., Ramasubbu, N., Krishnan, M.S. and Fornell, C. "Designing Websites for Customer Loyalty across Business Domains: A Multilevel Analysis," Journal of Management Information Systems (23:3) 2006, pp. 97-127
  33. Bardhan, I.R., Whitaker, J. and Mithas, S. "Information Technology, Production Process Outsourcing and Manufacturing Plant Performance," Journal of Management Information Systems (23:2) 2006, pp 13-40 (Appeared as a lead research article)
  34. Mithas, S., Almirall, D. and Krishnan, M.S. "Do CRM Systems Cause One-to-one Marketing Effectiveness?" Statistical Science (21:2) 2006, pp 223-233
  35. Fornell, C., Mithas, S., Morgeson, F. and Krishnan, M.S. "Customer Satisfaction and Stock Prices: High Returns, Low Risk," Journal of Marketing (70:1) 2006, pp 3-14 (Appeared as a lead research article)
  36. Mithas, S., Krishnan, M.S. and Fornell, C. "Why Do Customer Relationship Management Applications Affect Customer Satisfaction?" Journal of Marketing (69:4) 2005, pp 201-209.
  37. Prahalad, C.K., Krishnan, M.S. and Mithas, S. "Customer Relationships: The Technology Customer Disconnect,"in: Optimize (December), 2002, pp. 63-70.

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