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The Fox School of Business at Temple University has a distinguished tradition of preparing leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs for successful careers in business. It is the largest, most comprehensive business school in the greater Philadelphia region, and among the largest in the world.

Munir Mandviwalla

Munir Mandviwalla

Title: Associate Professor & Chair
Department: Management Information Systems

Office: Speakman Hall 210
Phone: 215.204.5617
E-mail: mandviwa@temple.edu

Research Interests: Social Media, Broadband Policy, Complex Adaptive Systems

Dr. Mandviwalla’s Website

Dr. Munir Mandviwalla is Associate Professor and founding chair of Management Information Systems at the Fox School of Business, Temple University. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Information Technology.

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Dr. Mandviwalla has published articles on collaborative systems, social media, virtual teams, software training, peer review, globalization, and universal access and use. His most recent work includes studies of social media in politics, social media strategy, and broadband policy. He is currently working on applying and studying the use of social media on higher education using complex adaptive systems theory. His publications have appeared (or are scheduled to appear) in Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Decision Support Systems, Small Group Research, Communications of the ACM (CACM), Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Public Administration Review, and Information Systems Journal. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), SIM Advanced Practices Council, Bell Atlantic, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, CIGNA Corporation, Advanta Corporation, Lotus Development Corporation, and Lilly Endowment, Inc. In 2000, IBM selected him for their Faculty Partnership Award in recognition for contributions to E-Business teaching and research. In 2002, The Claremont Graduate University recognized him with their Alumni Hall of Fame award.

Mandviwalla founded the Fox School’s MIS department in 2000 and has since led the department, including recruiting faculty and staff, building programs, forming partnerships that led to interdisciplinary programs in health informatics, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and IT auditing. The MIS department is now recognized as one of the top programs in the world. US News and World Reports ranks the Fox School’s BBA in MIS in the top 15, and the Association for Information Systems (AIS) ranked the Fox MIS faculty number 1 in the world for research. Mandviwalla has also worked on building the profession including creating a global structure to involve students into AIS through student chapters, and more recently leading the creation of the first ever national analysis of jobs in information systems.

Mandviwalla holds a BSc in Systems Engineering from Boston University, a MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the Programs in Information Science at Claremont Graduate University.

Sample Publications

  • Munir Mandviwalla and Richard Watson (2014). Generating Capital from Social Media, MIS Quarterly Executive, Vol 13, No 2 (2014).
  • Racherla, P., and Mandviwalla, M. (forthcoming). Moving From Access to Use of the Information Infrastructure: A Multi-level Socio-Technical Framework. Accepted for publication in Information Systems Research, 2013.
  • Mandviwalla, M. Making capital out of chaos: Social media strategy. Society for Information Management – Advanced Practices Council Report (SIM APC), October 2012.
  • Wattal, S., Schuff, D., Mandviwalla, M., Williams, C. B. (2010). Web 2.0 and Politics: The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election and an E-Politics Research Agenda. Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ). Volume 34, Number 4, December 2010, pp. 669-688.
  • Racherla, P., Mandviwalla, M., & Connolly, D. (2012). Factors Affecting Consumers’ Trust in Online Product Reviews. Journal of Consumer Behavior, Vol 11, Issue 2, 94-104, March/April, 2012.


Fox School of Business, Temple University

  • MIS 4596 - Information Systems Integration

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