Faculty Profiles

Steven Gordon

  • Professor
Academic Division: TOIM

Bio

Dr. Gordon’s current research interests relate to the role of information systems in supporting corporate innovation and in fostering social movements. He has been published widely in the academic press and is the co-author of three text books and the editor of three research anthologies. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the International Journal of e-Politics and the Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, where he was previously Editor-in-Chief. Before arriving at Babson, Dr. Gordon founded and served as president of Beta Principles, Inc., a developer and marketer of accounting software and reseller of computer hardware. He has also consulted to the airline industry at Simat, Helliesen & Eichner, Inc (now SH&E). He holds a Ph.D. in Transportation Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Academic Interests

Information Technology Support for Innovation; Computer and Information Security; Social Media; Case-Based Research

Awards & Honors

  • 2005 — The Role of Information Technology in Managing the Innovation Process, Babson Board of Research
  • 1994 — James Perry Term Chair,
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • MIS 3560 THE BLOCKCHAIN: BITCOIN SMART CONTRACTS
    • MIS 3690 WEB TECHNOLOGIES
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • MIS 3605 BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYTOCURRENCY TECH
    • MIS 3505 BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESS DISRUPTOR
    • MIS 3690 WEB TECHNOLOGIES
    • MIS 3560 THE BLOCKCHAIN: BITCOIN SMART CONTRACTS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bedeley, R., Carbaugh, D., Chughtai, H., George, J., Gogan, J., Gordon, S.R., Grimshaw, E., Leidner, D., Meyers, M., Ortiz, J., Wigdor, A., Young, A. (2019). Giving Voice to the Voiceless: The Use of Digital Technologies by Marginalized Groups. Communications of the AIS. Association of Information Systems. link
  • Mancha, R., Gordon, S.R., Stoddard, D.B. (2019). LBRY, Inc.: Scaling and Monetizing a Blockchain Startup. Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy. Vol: 2, Issue: 3, Page: 267-280. Sage. link
  • Mancha, R., Gordon, S.R., Iyer, B.R. (2018). Figayou Pursues a Platform Strategy: A Case Study of Digital Platform Entrepreneurship. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. link
  • Gordon, S.R. (2016). Prospects for case-based research on social media. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. Vol: 18, Issue: 4, Page: 193-199. Taylor and Francis. link
  • Gordon, S.R., Blake, R., Shankaranarayanan, G. (2014). An Agenda for Case-Based Research. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. Vol: 16, Issue: 2, Page: 61-69. Taylor & Francis Inc.. link
  • Gordon, S.R., Blake, R.H., Shankaranarayanan, G. (2013). Case-Based Research in Information Systems: Gaps and Trends. Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA). Vol: 14, Issue: 2, Page: 47-68. J I T T A. link
  • Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M. (2010). The IT Audit that Boosts Innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review. Vol: 51, Issue: 4, Page: 39-47. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. link
  • Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M., Cook, R., Maksimoski, R., Rogowitz, B. (2008). Improving the Front End of Innovation with Information Technology. Research Technology Management. Vol: 51, Issue: 3, Page: 50-58.
  • Gordon, S.R. (2008). The Case for Case-Based Research. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research. Vol: 10, Issue: 1, Page: 1-6.
  • Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M. (2007). How Do a Company's Information Technology Competences Influence Its Ability to Innovate?. Journal of Enterprise Information Management. Vol: Vol. 20, Issue: No. 3, Page: 271-290.
  • Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M. (2007). Understanding the Influence of Information Systems Competencies on Process Innovation: A Resource-Based View. Journal of Strategic Information Systems. Vol: 16, Issue: 4, Page: 353-392.
  • Mulligan, P., Gordon, S.R. (2003). Restructuring in Financial Services: A Transaction Cost Perspective. e-Service Journal. Vol: 3, Issue: 1.
  • Gordon, S.R., Mulligan, P. (2003). Restructuring in Financial Services: A Transaction Cost Perspective. e-Service Journal.
  • Gordon, S.R. (1993). Standardization of Information Systems and Technology at Multinational Companies. Vol: 1, Issue: 3, Page: 5-15. IGI Global. link

Books

  • Gordon, S.R., Mazaid, M., Abokhodair, N., Garrido, M., Kurambayev, B., Corrêa, C.H., Garcia-Murillo, M., Zaber, M., Wohlers de Almeida, M., Lay, T., Amador, J., Piña-Garcia, C.A., Honari, A., Hasan, H., Linger, H., Eren-Erdomu, I., Ergun, S., Pina, P., Sayan, A., Gorgulu, V., Erhart, I., Aslanbay, Y. (2017). Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements. Page: 361. IGI Global. link
  • Gordon, S.R., Gordon, J.R. (2004). Information Systems: A Management Approach. Issue: 3. Wiley.
  • Gordon, S.R., Smith, L.M., Smith, K. (2003). Essentials of Accounting Information Systems. Leyh Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Edmunds, J., Marthinsen, J.E., Gordon, S.R. (in press). Are Decentralized Currencies Viable?: Rogue Currencies. TBD.
  • Gordon, S.R. (2017). Preface: Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements. IGI Global. link
  • Gordon, S.R. (2015). Experimenting with a flipped classroom: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 335-348. Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Gordon, S.R. (2015). The editor is often a coach: A Guide to Publishing for Academics. Page: 127-140. Taylor & Francis LLC.
  • Blake, R., Gordon, S.R., Shankaranarayanan, G. (2012). The Role of Case Based Research in Information Technology and Systems: Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies. Vol: 1st, Page: 200-220. IGI Global.
  • Gordon, S.R., Tarafdar, M. (2007). How Portals Support Innovation: Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications. Page: 449-453. Idea Group Publishing.
  • Gordon, S.R., Mulligan, P. (2005). An Infocratic Perspective on the Future Delivery of Personal Financial Services: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. Idea Group Publishing.
  • Gordon, S.R., Mulligan, P. (2004). The Impact of Information Technology on Customer and Supplier Relationships in the Financial Services: Information Technology and e-Business in the Financial Services. Ivy League Publishing.
  • Gordon, S.R., Mulligan, P. (2003). The Coming Infocracy: New Organizational Forms for the Delivery of Personal Financial Services: Computing Information Technology: The Human Side. Idea Group Publishing.
  • Mulligan, P., Gordon, S.R. (2003). The Coming Infocracy: New Organizational Forms for the Delivery of Personal Financial Services: Computing Information Technology: The Human Side.

Reports

  • Gordon, S.R., Dotan, H., Parise, S.A., Volpe, E. (2012). Does Organizational Support of Social Media Affect Worker Satisfaction, Involvement and Organizational Knowledge: Babson College BFRF working paper.

Working Papers

  • Gordon, S.R. (2015). Fostering Social Movements with Social Media. SSRN. link

Conference Proceedings

  • Gordon, S.R. (2017). The Political Power of Social Media Revisited: AMCIS 2017. Association of Information Systems (AIS). link

Other

  • Gordon, S.R., Dotan, H., Parise, S.A., Volpe, E. (2013). Does Organizational Support of Social Media Affect Worker Satisfaction, Involvement, and Organizational Knowledge?: SSRN.
  • Mulligan, P., Gordon, S.R. (2004). An Infocratic Perspective on the Future Delivery of Personal Financial Services: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology.

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

  • Gordon, S.R. (2018). Diamonds and the Blockchain: Babson Insight. Babson College. link
  • Gordon, S.R. (2017). Managing IoT Security: Babson Blogs: Faculty & Leadership. Babson College. link
  • Gordon, S.R., Shankaranarayanan, G. (2015). Assessing and managing the quality of big data: Babson Insight. Babson College. link

Presentations

  • Do Cryptocurrencies Have Optimal Scopes? Gordon, S. Marthinsen, J. Babson Research Day 2019, Babson College (2019)
  • What to Do About Blockchain Gordon, S. SIM Boston, Technology Leaders Roundtable, Babson College (2018)
  • The Political Power of Social Media: Application to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Gordon, S. W.U.N. Workshop on Digital Technologies and Trans-National Indigenous Movements, UMass Amerst (2018)
  • Curriculum Innovation at Babson: The Block Chain: Bitcoin, Smart Contracts and Other Applications Gordon, S. Parent Executive Committee, Park Manor West, Babson Campus (2018)
  • Babson Faculty Blockchain Seminar Gordon, S. Babson Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), Babson College (2017)
  • The Role of Information Technology in Facilitating Social Change Gordon, S. Babson Faculty Meeting, Babson College (2017)
  • The Role of Social Media & Online Communities In Fostering and Supporting Social Movement and Social Change Gordon, S. DISRUPTING Social Justice & Inclusion using the Arts, Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship @ Babson, Babson College (2016)
  • Panel discussion Gordon, S. Drollette, D. Dietrich, D. Weissman, J. BIG Business: The Influence of Data & Analytics on Consumers and Companies, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Flipping the Classroom - Faculty portal video Gilleran, R. Gordon, S. , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Flipping the Classroom - Faculty retreat presentation Gilleran, R. Gordon, S. , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Does Organizational Support of Social Media Affect Worker Satisfaction, Involvement, and Organizational Knowledge Gordon, S. Babson Faculty Research Chat, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
  • Does Organizational Support of Social Media Affect Worker Satisfaction, Involvement, and Organizational Knowledge? Gordon, S. Dotan, H. Parise, S. Volpe, E. CIST 2012, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
  • Does Organizational Support of Social Media Affect Worker Satisfaction, Involvement, and Organizational Knowledge Gordon, S. Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
  • Trends and Gaps in teh Use of Cse-Based Research in Information Systems and Technology Research Gordon, S. BFRF Lunch Series, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2011)
  • Does Social Network System Use Affect Work Outcomes Through the Development and Strengthening of Workplace Friendships? Gordon, S. TOIM Brown Bag Seminar, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2011)
  • The Role of Case Based Research in Information Technology Systems Gordon, S. IADIS International Workshop on Information Systems Reaerch Trends, Approaches and Methodologies, Rome, Italy (2011)
  • How Can Social Media and Web 2.0 Technologies Abet Innovation? Gordon, S. BFRF Lunch Series, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2011)
  • Understanding Employee Use of Web 2.0 Tools for Front End of Innovation Activities Gordon, S. DIGIT 2010, (2010)
  • A Comparative Analysis of Evolving Service Organization Structures Gordon, S. Mulligan, P. POMS 2008, La Jolla, CA (2008)
  • A Comparative Analysis of Evolving Service Organization Structures Mulligan, P. Gordon, S. Production and Operations Management Society’s 2008 national conference, Undisclosed (2008)
  • Understanding How Information Technology Facilitates the ‘Front End’ of the Innovation Process Gordon, S. Tarafdar, M. Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2007 Workshop,, Montreal, Canada (2007)
  • Improving the Front End of Innovation with Information Technology Gordon, S. Undisclosed, UMass Dartmouth (2007)
  • Improving the Front End of Innovation with Information Technology Gordon, S. Babson Faculty Research Chat, Wellesley, MA (2007)
  • Understanding How Information Technology Facilitates Organizational Innovation Gordon, S. Tarafdar, M. Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS) 2006 Workshop, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2006)
  • IT and Innovation Gordon, S. Undisclosed, Undisclosed (2006)
  • How Information Technology Capabilities Influence Organizational Innovation: Exploratory Findings From Two Case Studies Gordon, S. Tarafdar, M. ECIS 2005, Undisclosed (2005)
  • How IT Makes Organizations More Innovative: The Influence of IT Capabilities on Organizational Innovation Gordon, S. Tarafdar, M. AMCIS-2004, Undisclosed (2004)
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Professional Services

  • Editorial Advisory Board International Journal of e-Politics ()
  • Editorial Advisory Board Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research ()