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Robert Wayne Gregory
  • Robert Wayne Gregory

  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems

  • PhD in Business Administration (Information Systems), Goethe University Frankfurt
    Master's degree in International Management, Community of European Management Schools
    Combined Bachelor's and Master's degree (Diploma) in Management Information Systems, University of Cologne

Areas of Interest

    Digital Transformation
    Management of IT in complex organizations
    Strategic Management of Information Systems

Robert W. Gregory serves as Assistant Professor at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain since September 2013. He holds a combined Bachelor's and Master's degree (Diploma) in Management Information Systems from the University of Cologne, a Master's degree in International Management from the Community of European Management Schools (including ESADE) and a PhD in Business Administration (Information Systems) from Goethe University Frankfurt.

Robert's research focuses on the interface between organizations and the networked information economy fuelled by everyone's IT, digital density, and disruptive innovation. This includes, among other topics, IT/digital innovation, IT/digital transformation, digital business strategy, human-machine systems, organizational ambidexterity, managing paradoxes, and building the self-tuning enterprise.

His research has appeared in the very top-tier journals in the field of Information Systems, viz., Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research. In addition, his work has appeared in a variety of other leading journals such as European Journal of Information SystemsInformation Systems Frontiers, and Information Technology and People. Furthermore, he regularly presents his latest research at the top conferences in the field, including the International Conference on Information Systems.

Robert has received several awards for excellence. For his research on Management of Global Information Systems Offshoring Projects he received the Alcatel-Lucent dissertation award. He was also a finalist for the TARGION 2011 scientific doctoral dissertation award for strategic information management. His works on "Paradoxes and the Nature of Ambidexterity in IT Transformation Programs" (Information Systems Research) and "Control Balancing in Information Systems Development Offshoring Projects" (Management Information Systems Quarterly) received Best Paper Award nominations by the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB). The latter paper was also one of the finalists for the Best European Research Paper of the Year 2014, awarded by the CIONET community of 4000 European CIOs. In addition, he has received various best paper awards at renowned international scientific conferences. His work on "Breaching the Knowledge Transfer Blockade in IT Offshore Outsourcing Projects" was a winner of the Best Paper Award at the 2009 Hawaii International Conferences on System Sciences (HICSS).

Robert also has extensive experience working with executive audiences in a variety of collaborative research, teaching, and consulting activities. He has worked with leading blue chip companies in the financial and IT services industries and recently moved into further industries such as automotive and aviation.