Professor Monideepa Tarafdar

Professor

Research Overview

Within the ambit of how information technologies (IT) and systems impact individuals and collectives, I study, teach and publish in two tracks.

The Information Systems track includes maladaptive (e.g. technostress) uses of ITand their individual and organizational consequences, human-algorithm collaboration, technology-enabled business innovation and business strategy, healthcare IT and digital health, and impacts of technology in under-developed or disconnected economic and social contexts.

The Operations Manaagement track includes aplication and use of IT in supply chain management and healthcare operations.

Contexts of study include healthcare delivery environments, boundary spanning roles, manufacturing and excluded communities. Methodological approaches include positivist and interpretive, and data analysis techniques used include statistical/survey and qualitative

My doctoral degree is from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. I joined Lancaster University in 2013. From 2003 to 2013, I was Asst /Assoc (tenured)/Full (tenured) professor at the University of Toledo, US. My external appointments/fellowships inlclude Visiting Scholar at MIT Sloan CISR (since 2016), Lever Hulme Research Fellow UK (2017-2018), and Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (since 2007). I have an undergraduate degree in Science and a graduate degree in telecommunications/electronics Engineering. Prior to my academic career, I worked as product engineer in the telecommuncations equipment manufacturing sector.

PhD/post-doc interest topics include IT design and use in the context of: organizational and societal innovation, organizational and individual well-being, human-machine collaboration, dark side of IT use, digital health, healhcare IT, IT in emerging/developing economies, IT in socially or economically disconnected populations, IT in supply chain and operations management.

Research in Information Systems: Intra-disciplinary and Inter-disciplinary Approaches
Tarafdar, M., Davison, R. 12/07/2017 In: Journal of the Association for Information Systems.
Journal article

Enterprise Cognitive Computing Applications: Opportunities and Challenges
Tarafdar, M., Beath, C., Ross, J. 16/06/2017 In: IT Professional.
Journal article

Workplace stress from actual and desired computer-mediated communication use: a multi-method study
Stich, J., Tarafdar, M., Cooper, C.L., Stacey, P. 8/03/2017 In: New Technology, Work and Employment. 32, 1, p. 84-100. 17 p.
Journal article

Agile supply chain strategy and supply chain performance: complementary roles of supply chain practices and information systems capability for agility
Tarafdar, M., Qrunfleh, S. 02/2017 In: International Journal of Production Research. 55, 4, p. 925-938. 14 p.
Journal article

Linking electronic medical records use to physicians’ performance: a contextual analysis
Dobrzykowski, D.D., Tarafdar, M. 02/2017 In: Decision Sciences. 48, 1, p. 7-38. 32 p.
Journal article

Simplifying fitness games for users with learning disabilities, Hawaii International Conference on Systems and Sciences (HICSS) 2017
Liu, L., Stacey, P., Tarafdar, M., Kourentzes, N. 4/01/2017
Conference paper

ICT-based communication events as triggers of stress: a mixed methods study
Reinke, K., Gerlach, G., Tarafdar, M., Stock, R.M. 11/12/2016 In: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2016, Dublin Proceedings. AIS Electronic Library 12 p.
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The three new skills managers need
Tarafdar, M. 09/2016 In: MIT Sloan Management Review. 2016, Fall, p. 24-25.
Journal article

Assembling 'difference' through digitized music: the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil
Ramos, R.R., Tarafdar, M., Hayes, N. 12/06/2016 In: 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016). Association for Information Systems p. 1-10. 10 p.
Conference contribution

Valuation assemblages within informal markets in the global south: the case of urban piracy in Recife, Brazil
Ramos, R.R., Hayes, N., Tarafdar, M. 6/04/2016
Conference paper

From innovative I.S. strategy to customer value: the roles of innovative business orientation, CIO leadership and organizational climate (Equal contribution)
Chen, D., Preston, D., Tarafdar, M. 05/2015 In: Data Base for Advances in Information Systems. 46, 2, p. 8-29. 22 p.
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Understanding information exchange in healthcare operations: evidence from hospitals and patients
Dobrzykowski, D., Tarafdar, M. 05/2015 In: Journal of Operations Management. 36, p. 201-214. 14 p.
Journal article

Special issue on 'Dark side of information technology use': an introduction and a framework for research
Tarafdar, M., Gupta, A., Turel, O. 18/03/2015 In: Information Systems Journal. 25, 3, 10 p.
Editorial

Technostress: negative effect on performance and possible mitigations
Tarafdar, M., Pullins, E., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 03/2015 In: Information Systems Journal. 25, 2, p. 103-132. 30 p.
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Information and communication technology demands: outcomes and interventions
Stich, J., Farley, S., Cooper, C., Tarafdar, M. 2015 In: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. 2, 4, p. 327-345. 19 p.
Journal article

Supply chain management practices - IT utilisation alignment: impact on supply chain performance and firm performance
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M. 2015 In: International Journal of Business Information Systems. 18, 4, p. 364-389. 26 p.
Journal article

The dark side of information technology: Is overuse of information technology sapping your employees’ productivity, innovation, and well-being?
Tarafdar, M., D'Arcy, J., Turel, O., Gupta, A. 2015 In: MIT Sloan Management Review. Winter 2015
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(Equal Contribution) Supply chain information systems strategy: impacts on supply chain performance and firm performance
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M. 01/2014 In: International Journal of Production Economics. 147, Part B, p. 340-350. 11 p.
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From ‘‘information’’ to ‘‘knowing’’: Exploring the role of social media in contemporary news consumption
Pentina, I., Tarafdar, M. 2014 In: Computers in Human Behavior. 35, p. 211-223.
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Reflecting on the "dark side" of information technology use
D'Arcy, J., Gupta, A., Tarafdar, M., Turel, O. 2014 In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 35
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Impact of ICT-enabled product and process innovations at the Bottom of the Pyramid: a market separations approach
Tarafdar, M., Singh, R., Anekal, P. 8/10/2013 In: Journal of Information Technology. 28, 4, p. 279-295. 17 p.
Journal article

Examining Electronic Health Records and improved performance
Tarafdar, M., Dobrzykowski, D. 2013 In: Proceedings of the 44th Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Baltimore, November 16-19 2013. Atlanta, Ga. : Decision Sciences Institute
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Lean and agile supply chain strategies and supply chain responsiveness: the role of strategic supplier partnership and postponement
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M. 2013 In: Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 18, 6, p. 571-582. 12 p.
Journal article

Market development at the bottom of the pyramid: examining the role of information and communication technologies
Tarafdar, M., Anekal, P., Singh, R. 10/2012 In: Information Technology for Development. 18, 4, p. 311-331. 21 p.
Journal article

Electronic Health Records, high quality information exchange, and physician performance in the healthcare delivery supply chain
Dobrzykowski, D., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 03/2012 In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Supply Chain Management Symposium and Workshop, Tokyo, March 2012.
Conference contribution

Collaborative knowledge management practices: theoretical development and empirical analysis
Li, Y., Tarafdar, M., Rao, S.S. 01/2012 In: International Journal of Operations and Production Management. 32, 4, p. 398-422. 25 p.
Journal article

An information processing view of the impact of product complexity on supply chain delivery performance
Anekal, P., Tarafdar, M. 2012 In: Proceedings of the 43rd Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting 2012, San Francisco, November 2012. Atlanta, Ga. : Decision Sciences Institute p. 2882-2888. 7 p.
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Examining alignment between supplier management practices and information systems strategy
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2012 In: Benchmarking: An International Journal. 19, 4-5, p. 604-617. 14 p.
Journal article

Information processing view of supply chain practices: impact on supply chain performance
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2012 In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Supply Chain Management Symposium and Workshop, Tokyo, March 2012.
Conference contribution

Information separation in service supply chains at the bottom of the pyramid: an illustration through telemedicine
Tarafdar, M., Scott, N. 2012 In: ICT innovation in developing regions . Association for Information Systems ISBN: 9780620556880.
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Reducing separations in supply chains at the bottom of the pyramid
Scott, N., Tarafdar, M. 2012 In: Proceedings of the 43rd Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2012. Atlanta, Ga. : Decision Sciences Institute p. 2875-2881. 7 p.
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The digital future: reflecting on the "dark side" of information technology use
Tarafdar, M., Gupta, A., D'Arcy, J., Turel, O., Czerwinski, M. 2012 In: AMCIS 2012 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems Seattle, Washington August 9-11, 2012. AIS Electronic Library ISBN: 9780615663463.
Conference contribution

Crossing to the dark side: examining antecedents and consequences of technostress
Tarafdar, M., Tu, Q., Ragu-Nathan, T.S., Ragu-Nathan, B.S. 09/2011 In: Communications of the ACM. 54, 9, p. 113-120. 8 p.
Journal article

A market separations perspective to analyze the role of ICT in development at the bottom of the pyramid (ROP)
Tarafdar, M., Singh, R. 2011 In: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual SIG Globdev Workshop, Shanghai, December 2011. Association for Information Systems
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Examining impacts of technostress on innovation and performance: the professional sales context
Tarafdar, M., Pullins, E., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2011
Conference paper

Examining impacts of technostress on the professional salesperson's performance
Tarafdar, M., Pullins, E., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2011 In: A Renaissance of Information Technology for Sustainability and Global Competitiveness. 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2011, Detroit, Michigan, USA, August 4-8 2011. AIS Electronic Library
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The IT audit that boosts innovation
Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M. 26/06/2010 In: MIT Sloan Management Review. 51, 4, p. 39-47. 9 p.
Journal article

Impact of technostress on end-user satisfaction and performance
Tarafdar, M., Tu, Q., Ragu-nathan, T.S. 01/2010 In: Journal of Management Information Systems. 27, 3, p. 303-334. 32 p.
Journal article

Adoption of sustainability in IT services: role of IT service providers
Dutta, A., Roy, S., Tarafdar, M. 2010 In: Sustainable IT collaboration around the globe. 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2010, Lima, Peru, August 12-15, 2010. AIS Electronic Library
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Alignment between supply chain management strategies and information systems strategies
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2010
Conference paper

Examining tactical IT-business alignment
Tarafdar, M., Qrunfleh, S. 2010 In: Journal of Computer Information Systems. 50, 4, p. 107. 1 p.
Journal article

External and internal alignment between supply chain management practices and IT utilization: impacts on supply chain management performance
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2010 In: 41st Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, San Diego, 20-23 November 2010. Atlanta, Ga. : Decision Sciences Institute p. 1809-1814. 6 p.
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Rising prominence of multi-sided platforms in the Web 2.0 era: value conceptual analysis and design implications
Le, T.T., Tarafdar, M. 2010 In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Society, Porto, April 23-25, 2010. p. 299-306. 8 p.
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Understanding employee use of Web 2.0 tools for front end of innovation activities
Tarafdar, M., Gordon, S.R. 2010 In: DIGIT Workshop, St. Louis, December 2010. AIS Electronic Library
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Value co-creation and resource based perspectives for strategic sourcing
Dobrzykowski, D.D., Tran, O., Tarafdar, M. 2010 In: Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal. 3, 2, p. 106-127. 22 p.
Journal article

IT-business alignment: a two-level analysis
Tarafdar, M., Qrunfleh, S. 14/10/2009 In: Information Systems Management. 26, 4, p. 338-349. 12 p.
Journal article

Classification of RFID adoption: an expected benefits approach
Roh, J.J., Kunnathur, A., Tarafdar, M. 08/2009 In: Information and Management. 46, 6, p. 357-363. 7 p.
Journal article

Business ecosystem perspective on value co-creation in the Web 2.0 era: implications for entrepreneurial opportunities
Le, T.T., Tarafdar, M. 01/2009 In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing. 1, 2, p. 112-130. 19 p.
Journal article

Alignment between supply chain management practices and information systems practices
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2009
Poster

Business-information systems alignment: taking stock and looking ahead
Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2009 In: Planning for information systems. Armonk, N.Y. : M. E. Sharpe p. 34-67. 24 p. ISBN: 9780765619501.
Chapter

IS-business alignment: taking stock and looking ahead
Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2009 In: Planning for information systems. Armonk, N.Y. : M. E. Sharpe ISBN: 9780765619501.
Chapter

Seeking value in network complementarities: value co-creation paradigm in the Web 2.0 era
Le, T.T., Tarafdar, M. 2009 In: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Society, Barcelona, February 25-28, 2009. IADIS
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The consequences of technostress for end users in organizations: conceptual development and empirical validation
Ragu-nathan, T.S., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-nathan, B.S., Tu, Q. 12/2008 In: Information Systems Research. 19, 4, p. 417-433. 17 p.
Journal article

Improving end-user satisfaction through technostress prevention: some empirical evidences
Tu, Q., Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S., Ragu-Nathan, B.S. 2008 In: Learning from the past & charting the future of the discipline. 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 14-17, 2008. . AIS Electronic Library
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Improving the front end of innovation with information technology
Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M., Cook, R., Maximoski, R., Rogowitz, B. 2008 In: Research-Technology Management. 51, 3, p. 50-58. 9 p.
Journal article

Tactical IT-business alignment: antecedents and outcomes
Qrunfleh, S., Tarafdar, M. 2008 In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute. Atlanta, Ga. : Decision Sciences Institute p. 3331-3336. 6 p.
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Challenges in the adoption of E-Commerce technologies in India: the role of organizational factors
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 12/2007 In: International Journal of Information Management. 26, 6, p. 428-441. 14 p.
Journal article

Understanding the influence of information systems competencies on process innovation: a resource-based view
Tarafdar, M., Gordon, S.R. 12/2007 In: Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 16, 4, p. 353-392. 40 p.
Journal article

Determinants of reach and loyalty: a study of website performance and implications for website design
Tarafdar, M., Zhang, J.(. 2007 In: Journal of Computer Information Systems. 48, 2, p. 16-24. 9 p.
Journal article

How corporate portals support innovation
Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M. 2007 In: Encyclopedia of portal technologies and applications. IGI Global p. 449-553. 5 p. ISBN: 9781591409892. Electronic ISBN: 9781591409908.
Chapter

How do a company's information technology capabilities influence its ability to innovate?
Tarafdar, M., Gordon, S.R. 2007 In: Journal of Enterprise Information Management. 20, 3, p. 271-290. 20 p.
Journal article

Information systems planning for net-enabled organizations: a capability based approach
Tarafdar, M., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2007 In: 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute 2007. 9781605600673 : Decision Sciences Institute p. 940-945. 6 p.
Chapter

Information technology adoption and the role of organizational readiness: the case of an Indian bank
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2007 In: Journal of Cases on Information Technology. 9, 3, 23 p.
Journal article

The impact of technostress on role stress and productivity
Tarafdar, M., Tu, Q., Ragu-Nathan, B.S., Ragu-Nathan, T.S. 2007 In: Journal of Management Information Systems. 24, 1, p. 301-328. 28 p.
Journal article

Information systems assimilation in Indian firms: an examination of strategic and organizational imperatives
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 12/2006 In: Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 15, 4, p. 293-326. 34 p.
Journal article

Adoption of RFID technologies: a perceived benefits approach
Roh, J.J., Kunnathur, A., Tarafdar, M. 2006
Conference paper

Analysis of critical website characteristics: a cross category study of successful websites
Tarafdar, M., Zhang, J.(. 12/2005 In: Journal of Computer Information Systems. 46, 2
Journal article

Adoption and implementation of information technology in developing nations: experiences from two public sector enterprises in India
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2005 In: Journal of Cases on Information Technology. 7, 1, 25 p.
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Analyzing the influence of website design parameters on website usability
Tarafdar, M., Zhang, J.(. 2005 In: Information Resources Management Journal. 18, 4, 19 p.
Journal article

ERP adoption in Indian organizations
Tarafdar, M. 2005 In: Encyclopedia of information science and technology. Hershey, N.J. : IGI Global p. 1102-1107. 6 p. ISBN: 9781591405535.
Chapter

How information technology capabilities influence organizational innovation: exploratory findings from two case studies
Tarafdar, M., Gordon, S.R. 2005 In: Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Information Systems, Information Systems in a Rapidly Changing Economy, ECIS 2005, Regensburg, Germany, May 26-28, 2005. AIS Electronic Library p. 178-185. 8 p.
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Adoption of electronic commerce by organizations in India: strategic and environmental imperatives
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2004 In: The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. 17
Journal article

Challenges in the adoption of information technology at sunrise industries: the case of an Indian firm
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2004 In: Journal of Cases on Information Technology. 6, 23 p.
Journal article

Design of websites: how do website characteristics affect website performance?
Tarafdar, M., Zhang , J.(. 2004 In: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, November 2004.. Atlanta, Ga. : Decision Sciences Institute
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How IT makes organizations more innovative: the influence of IT capabilities on organizational innovation
Tarafdar, M., Gordon, S.R. 2004 In: AMCIS 2004 Proceedings. AIS Electronic Library
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Internal and external facilitators and inhibitors of information technology adoption: research findings from the financial services industry in India
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2004 In: Information technology and ebusiness in the financial services . Marietta, Ga. : Ivy League Publishing p. 130-169. 40 p. ISBN: 0964838257.
Chapter

Adoption of E-commerce by organizations: integrated perspectives on the strategic and environmental imperatives in developing countries
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2003 In: AMCIS 2003. AIS Electronic Library
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Adoption of enterprise resource planning software by organizations in India: a managerial framework
Tarafdar, M., Roy, R.K. 2003 In: Managing globally with information technology. Hershey, N.J. : IGI Global p. 272-288. 17 p. ISBN: 9781931777421. Electronic ISBN: 9781931777421.
Chapter

Analyzing the adoption of enterprise resource planning systems in Indian organizations: a process framework
Tarafdar, M., Roy, R.K. 2003 In: Journal of Global Information Technology Management. 6, 1
Journal article

A framework for analyzing the adoption of enterprise resource planning systems in Indian organizations
Tarafdar, M., Roy, R.K. 2002 In: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations . Idea Group Publishing p. 793-797. 5 p.
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Analyzing opportunities for information technology adoption: defining information intensity
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2002 In: Proceedings of the Seventh INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, San Jose, November 2002.. INFORMS
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Evolution of the use of information technology for e-business at Century Financial Services: an analysis of external and internal facilitators and inhibitors
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2002 In: Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications. 4, 4
Journal article

Research in organizational adoption of electronic commerce: the need for an interdisciplinary approach
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2002 In: AMCIS 2002 Proceedings. AIS Electronic Library
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Challenges in the deployment of e-commerce technologies: the role of organizational factors
Tarafdar, M., Vaidya, S.D. 2001 In: Proceedings of the 6th INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2001). INFORMS
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Business process re-engineering interpreted through models: the case of a manufacturing firm
Tarafdar, M., Roy, R.K. 1999 In: System Dynamics : An International Journal of Policy Modelling. 11, 1, p. 1-24. 24 p.
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Systems dynamics model of a supply chain
Tarafdar, M., Virmani, A., Roy, R.K. 1998 In: Proceedings of International Conference on System Dynamics: ICSD-98 : December 15-18, 1998. Kharagpur : Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology
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