Amrit Tiwana


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Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • Information Systems
Georgia State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Software ecosystems
  • Modularity
  • Corporate IT governance
  • IT strategy

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Associate Professor 2010 to 2013
Iowa State University
Union Pacific Professorship and Associate Professor of MIS 2004 to 2010
Emory University
Assistant Professor 2001 to 2004


Company Location Year(s)
UPS, Eli Lilly, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG, SAP AG, PMI US - present
IBM, Hitachi, Sony, Toshiba, NEC, Mitsui, Sumitomo Steel, NTT Japan - present
Ericsson Denmark - present


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Teacher of the Year
University of Georgia
Outstanding Teacher Award
University of Georgia
Service Award
Information Systems Research (INFORMS)
University-wide Early Achievement in Research award
Iowa State University
Outstanding Associate Editor award
Information Systems Research (INFORMS)
Best paper award
Decision Sciences Journal
Best paper award
European Conf. on Information Systems

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Editorial Board
Journal of Management Information Systems
2010 - present
Senior Editor
Information Systems Research
2013 - present
Editorial Board
Strategic Management Journal
2013 - present
Editorial Board
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
2010 - 2015
Special Issue Co-editor
Journal of Management Information Systems
2012 - 2013
Associate Editor
MIS Quarterly
2012 - 2013
Associate Editor
Information Systems Research
2008 - 2011


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Terry Speciality Certificates Committee
Chair 2010 - 2011 University
Doctoral Program Coordinator
MIS 2012 - 2014 University
Graduate Programs Committee
Departmental Rep 2012 - present University
Business Technology Management Institute
Research board 2007 - present Community
Japan Electronics & IT Industry Association (JEITA)
Advisory 2005 - 2007 Community
Nobel Fulbright Institute
Advisory council 2003 - 2007 Community
Japan’s Joint Forum for Strategic Software Research
Advisor 2006 - 2009 Community
Terry Alumni Board Student Awards
Selection Committee 2013 - 2013 Professional
Music Business program
Director search committee 2010 - 2010 University
Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Program Co-chair 2014 - 2014 Professional
Library committee
Member 2014 - 2015 University
Marketing Science
Session chair 2014 - present Professional
MIS Quarterly
None 2014 - present Professional
Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Organizer: Inaugural doctoral directors annual meeting 2014 - present Professional
Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Executive Committee 2013 - 2015 Professional
Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Advisor to "Systems-Inspired Science" program 2013 - 2020 Professional
University Promotion and Tenure Appeals Standing Committee
Member 2015 - present University

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Tiwana, A. and Steve Kim. Discriminating IT Governance. Information Systems Research , forthcoming.
  • Tiwana, A. Evolutionary Competition in Platform Ecosystems. Information Systems Research , 26(2), 2015:266-281.
  • Rai, Arikan, Pye, and Tiwana. Fit and Misfit of Plural Sourcing Strategies and IT-enabled Process Integration Capabilities: Consequences for Firm Performance in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry. Mis Quarterly, (forthcoming).
  • Tiwana. 2012. Novelty-Knowledge Alignment: A Theory of Design Convergence in Systems Development. Journal Of Management Information Systems, 29(1), 2012, 13-50..
  • Tiwana. 2009. Knowledge-Governance Fit in Systems Development Projects. Information Systems Research, (20(2)):180-197.
  • Tiwana, A. and B. Konsynski. 2010. Complementarities between Organizational IT Architecture and Governance Structure. Information Systems Research, (21(2)):288-304.
  • Tiwana, Konsynski, and Bush. Platform Evolution: Coevolution of Platform Architecture, Governance, and Environmental Dynamics. Information Systems Research, (Dec 2010).
  • Fichman, R, M. Keil, and A. Tiwana. 2005. Beyond Valuation: Real Options Thinking in IT Project Management. California Management Review, (47(2)):74-100. (Harvard reprint ID: CMR304.).
  • Tiwana, A. 2008. Impact of Classes of Development Coordination Tools on Software Development Performance. Acm Transactions On Software Engineering & Methodology, (17(2)):1-47.
  • Tiwana, A. 2008. Does Interfirm Modularity Complement Ignorance? A Field Study of Software Outsourcing Alliances. Strategic Management Journal, (29(11)):1241-1252.
  • Tiwana, A. 2008. Does Technological Modularity Substitute for Control? A Study of Alliance Performance in Software Outsourcing. Strategic Management Journal, (29(7)):769-780.
  • Tiwana, A. 2008. Do Bridging Ties Complement Strong Ties? An Empirical Examination of Alliance Ambidexterity. Strategic Management Journal, (29(3)):251-272.
  • Tiwana, A. and M. Keil. 2007. Does Peripheral Knowledge Complement Control? A Study of Technology Outsourcing Alliances. Strategic Management Journal, 28(6):623-634.
  • Tiwana. forthcoming . Systems Development Ambidexterity: Explaining the Complementary and Substitutive Roles of Formal and Informal Controls. Journal Of Management Information Systems.
  • Tiwana and Bush. 2007. A Comparison of Transaction Cost, Agency, and Knowledge-based Predictors of IT Outsourcing Decisions. Journal Of Management Information Systems, 24(1):263-305.
  • Tiwana, A. and M. Keil. 9-44. LEAD PAPER. Control in Internal and Outsourced Software Projects. Journal Of Management Information Systems, 26(3), (2010).
  • Tiwana, A. and E. McLean. 2005. Expertise Integration and Creativity in Information Systems Development. Journal Of Management Information Systems, 22(1):13-43. LEAD PAPER.
  • Tiwana, A., M. Keil, R. Fichman. 2006. IS Project Continuation in Escalation Situations: A Real Options Model. Decision Sciences Journal, 37(3), . Won The 2006 Decision Scienc:357-391.
  • Tiwana, J. Wang, M. Keil, and P. Ahluwalia. 2007. The Bounded Rationality Bias in Managerial Valuation of Real Options: Theory and Evidence from IT Projects. Decision Sciences Journal, 38(1):157-181.


  • Tiwana. Platform Ecosystems: Aligning Architecture, Governance, and Strategy, 2014. Morgan Kaufmann.
  • Tiwana. 1999. The Knowledge Management Toolkit: Orchestrating IT, Strategy, and Knowledge Platforms [Translated into French, Polish, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean,and and Turkish]. Prentice-Hall:Upper Saddle River, NJ.
  • Tiwana. 2001. Knowledge Management: E-business and Customer Relationship Management Applications [Translations into French, Chinese, Hungarian, Polish, and Portuguese]. Prentice-Hall:Upper Saddle River, NJ.
  • Tiwana. 1998. Web Security. Elsevier Press:Woburn, MA.