Yurong Yao, PhD

Chair and Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management

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Dr. Yurong Yao’s primary research interests include information system adoption, outsourcing, technology and business innovation, electronic government, and electronic healthcare. Her research has published in European Journal of Information Systems, The Database for Advances in Information Systems, Communications of the AIS, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Computer Information Systems and many international conferences.

Her teaching interests include Management Information Systems, Enterprise Systems and Business Intelligence. She has over twenty years’ experience in enterprise systems by studying and working at SAP University Alliance schools and SAP China.

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, the New England region Association for Information Systems (NEAIS) (2019-present)


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Yao, Y. and Xu, P. (2021) “E-participation decision across different channels”, Information Technology & People, forthcoming.

Thomas, D. and Yao, Y. (2020) “Supporting Mobile Innovation in the Middle: Hospital IT Manager Attitudes”, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Oct.

Yao, Y., Kamis, A. and Watson, E. (2017) “Explaining Software-as-a-Service Outsourcing: Economic and Social Considerations”. Communications of the AIS, 41(1), pg. 242-265.

Xu, P. and Yao, Y. (2015) “Methodology Fit in Offshoring Software Development Projects”. Information Resources Management Journal, 28(3), pg. 42-58.

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Courses Taught

ISOM210: Management Information Systems
ISOM440: ERP Systems and Business Reengineering
ISOM825: Enterprise Data Management

Professional Links

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Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • Ph.D., MS, Louisiana State University
  • MS, BS, Shanghai Jiao Tong University