MIT Sloan School of Management Names William & Mary Professor Kohli Visiting Scholar for 2008

WILLIAMSBURG, VA -- Professor Rajiv Kohli, associate professor of Management Information Systems at The Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary, has been named Visiting Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) for Summer 2008.

The formal visiting scholars program was established in 2006 with a primary aim to foster greater interest and collaboration on research exploring how companies get business value from IT. This program provides an opportunity for established researchers to do practice-oriented research in cooperation with CISR faculty and to work with executives from CISR sponsor companies and research sites.

Dr. Kohli was selected from a field of established researchers. He will be hosted by the CISR and will collaborate with the MIT CISR team on research projects involving IT and strategy. He has over 15 years of industry and consulting experience with major corporations, including IBM Global Services, SAS Corporation, United Parcel Service, AM General, MCI Telecommunications, Westinghouse Electronics, Wipro Corporation and Godrej Industries (India), in addition to several healthcare organizations.

Dr. Kohli's research is published in MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly Executive, Journal of Management Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, and Decision Support Systems, among other journals. He is a coauthor of the book The IT Payoff: Measuring Business Value of Information Technology Investment, (2002) published by Financial Times Prentice-Hall. Dr. Kohli's research interests include Business Value of Information Technology, Healthcare Information Systems, and Decision Support Systems.

In 2007, Dr. Kohli was awarded an Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He received one of only two information systems fellowships awarded in 2007 at the University of Canterbury.