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Tanner Skousen

Doctoral Student

Tanner Skousen is a 4th year doctoral candidate of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degree of Information Systems at Brigham Young University. Prior to joining UGA, he worked for Brevium Inc., a medical software company.

His research focuses on the governance of firm-sponsored online communities. In particular, he studies how top-down and bottom-up actors align their processes, goals, and values to achieve successful outcomes. He also studies the resilience of online communities in response to external shocks. Additionally, he works to better understand digital interruptions, task management, and multilevel theorizing. He enjoys going on adventures with his wife and son, playing music, and watching/playing any sport.

Education:
  • BS, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, 2017
  • MS, Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University, 2017
Selected Publications:

Journal Articles:

  1. Skousen, T., Ames, J., Gaskin, J. (2021) “Task-Adherence: An Agentic Perspective of Task-focused Dedication in an Interrupting Work Environment.” Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  2. Skousen, T., Safadi, H., Young, C., Karahanna, E., Safadi, S., & Chebib, F. (2020). “Successful Moderation in Online Patient Communities: Inductive Case Study.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(3), e15983.
  3. Gaskin, J. E., and Skousen, T. (2016). “Time-Chunking and Hyper-Refocusing in a Digitally-Enabled Workplace: Six Forms of Knowledge Workers.” Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1627

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Skousen, T., Safadi, H., Watson, R. “Open Communities and Formal Organizations: A Symbiosis View,” International Conference for Information Systems, Virtual, December 2020 (Best Theory Paper Award Winner)
  2. Safadi, H., Watson, R., and Skousen, T. “Organizations and Communities: A Symbiosis View,” Americas Conference on Information Systems, 2020
  3. Skousen, T., Safadi, H., Karahanna, E., Young, C., and Chebib, F. “Tension Resolution and Sustaining Knowledge Flows in Online Communities,” International Conference for Information Systems, Munich, Germany, December 2019 (Best Theory Paper Award Winner)
  4. Skousen, T. and Karahanna, E. “Diversity in Peer-Advice Networks and the Emergence of Collective Post-Adoptive Attitudes: A Multilevel Perspective,” International Conference for Information Systems, Munich, Germany, December 2019