Amrit Tiwana
Department of Management Information Systems

L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business

C421 Benson Hall
630 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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PhD, Information Systems, Georgia State University, 2002

Prior Professional Positions

UGA, Professor, 2013 to 2016

UGA, 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


Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, 2017

Service Award, Information Systems Research (INFORMS), 2015

Teacher of the Year, University of Georgia, SMIS, 2015

Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, 2014

Service Award, Information Systems Research (INFORMS), 2011

University-wide Early Achievement in Research award, Iowa State University, 2010

Outstanding Associate Editor award, Information Systems Research (INFORMS), 2009

Best paper award, Decision Sciences Journal, 2006

Best paper award, European Conf. on Information Systems, 2001


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

Areas of Expertise

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

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Steve Kim and A. Tiwana. 2016Chicken or Egg? Sequential Complementarity among Salesforce Control MechanismsJournal Of The Academy Of Marketing Science :44(3), 2016, 316-333
  • Tiwana. Platform Synergy: Architectural Origins and Competitive ConsequencesInformation Systems Research:forthcoming
  • Agarwal, Ritu and Tiwana, A. 2015Editorial: Evolvable Systems: Through the Looking Glass of ISInformation Systems Research
  • Tiwana, A. and Steve Kim. Discriminating IT GovernanceInformation Systems Research :26(4), 2015, 656-674
  • G. Boyle, R. Stover, A. Tiwana, and O. Zhylyevskyy. 2015The Impact of Deposit Insurance on Depositor Behavior During a Crisis: A Conjoint Analysis ApproachJournal Of Financial Intermediation:24(4), 2015, 590-601
  • Tiwana, A. 2015Evolutionary Competition in Platform Ecosystems.Information Systems Research 26(2), 2015:266-281
  • Tiwana, A. and S. Kim. 2016Concurrent IT Sourcing: Mechanisms and Contingent AdvantagesJournal Of Management Information Systems 
  • Rai, Arikan, Pye, and Tiwana. 2015Fit and Misfit of Plural Sourcing Strategies and IT-enabled Process Integration Capabilities: Consequences for Firm Performance in the U.S. Electric Utility IndustryMis Quarterly:39(4), 2015, 865-885
  • Tiwana. 2012Novelty-Knowledge Alignment: A Theory of Design Convergence in Systems DevelopmentJournal Of Management Information Systems29(1), 2012, 13-50.
  • Tiwana. 2009Knowledge-Governance Fit in Systems Development ProjectsInformation Systems Research, (20(2)):180-197
  • Tiwana, A. and B. Konsynski. 2010Complementarities between Organizational IT Architecture and Governance StructureInformation 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. 2005Beyond Valuation: Real Options Thinking in IT Project ManagementCalifornia Management Review, (47(2)):74-100. (Harvard reprint ID: CMR304.)
  • Tiwana, A. 2008Impact of Classes of Development Coordination Tools on Software Development PerformanceAcm Transactions On Software Engineering & Methodology, (17(2)):1-47
  • Tiwana, A. 2008Does Interfirm Modularity Complement Ignorance? A Field Study of Software Outsourcing AlliancesStrategic Management Journal, (29(11)):1241-1252
  • Tiwana, A. 2008Does Technological Modularity Substitute for Control? A Study of Alliance Performance in Software Outsourcing.Strategic Management Journal, (29(7)):769-780
  • Tiwana, A. 2008Do Bridging Ties Complement Strong Ties? An Empirical Examination of Alliance AmbidexterityStrategic Management Journal, (29(3)):251-272
  • Tiwana, A. and M. Keil. 2007Does 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 ControlsJournal Of Management Information Systems
  • Tiwana and Bush. 2007A 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 PAPERControl in Internal and Outsourced Software ProjectsJournal Of Management Information Systems, 26(3), (2010)
  • Tiwana, A. and E. McLean. 2005Expertise Integration and Creativity in Information Systems DevelopmentJournal Of Management Information Systems, 22(1):13-43. LEAD PAPER
  • Tiwana, A., M. Keil, R. Fichman. 2006IS Project Continuation in Escalation Situations: A Real Options ModelDecision Sciences Journal, 37(3), . Won The 2006 Decision Scienc:357-391
  • Tiwana, J. Wang, M. Keil, and P. Ahluwalia. 2007The Bounded Rationality Bias in Managerial Valuation of Real Options: Theory and Evidence from IT ProjectsDecision Sciences Journal, 38(1):157-181.


Editorial Appointments

Editorial Board, Journal of Management Information Systems, 2010 - present

Editorial Board, Strategic Management Journal, 2013 - present

Senior Editor, Information Systems Research, 2013 - 2016

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