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Ruhi, Umar

Ruhi, Umar

Associate Professor
B.Sc. (Toronto), MBA (McMaster), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Location
DMS 6148
Telephone
613-562-5800 x 1990
Email
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Website
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Research Areas
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • E-Government
  • End-User Development
  • Enterprise Gamification
  • IT Consumerization
  • Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Social Computing

Biography

Dr. Umar Ruhi received his PhD in Information Systems & Management Science from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Prior to his PhD, he also completed his MBA from McMaster University with dual concentrations in E-Business and Strategic Knowledge Management, and his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

At Telfer, Umar teaches various undergraduate (B.Com) and graduate (MBA) courses in Information Systems and Digital Enterprise Strategy. Additionally, he teaches in the University’s interdisciplinary M.Sc. and PhD programs in E-Business Technologies. Most of his courses consist of an integration of themes and topics related to business strategy and technology applications.

Umar’s research interests lie at the intersection of Information Systems and Knowledge Management, and his research programs are concerned with exploring contemporary information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their applications in human, organizational, and social contexts. His current research interests include enterprise gamification, IT consumerization, enterprise social media strategy, and end-user development.

Umar’s research has been applied in industry contexts by various organizations, and it has also been recognized through best paper awards at several conferences. His PhD dissertation on online communities also won the best dissertation award from the German Society for Online Research (DGOF) in 2012.

Umar has also been involved in consulting, advisory, and analytical roles with initiatives related to online communities, e-government portals, user experience design, web usability engineering, web analytics, and knowledge management practices. Before joining academia, Umar worked as a management consultant with engagements ranging from strategic & operational planning to multi-site technology deployment for different E-Business ventures. More information about Umar is available at http://ruhi.telfer.uottawa.ca

Publications during the last 7 years

Books

Aïmeur, E., Ruhi, U. and Weiss, M. E-Technologies: Embracing the Internet of Things (IoT)”, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag , 2017.

Chapters in Books

Ruhi, U. Towards an Interdisciplinary Socio-Technical Definition of Virtual Communities. In Khosrow-Pour, M.. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th Edition. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global Publishers, 2017.

Ruhi, U. and Akhigbe, O. Lean Development in Design Science Research: Deliberating Principles, Prospects and Pitfalls. In Pastor, O. and Daneva, M.. Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality. Amsterdam: Springer-Verlag, 2016.

Papers in Refereed Journals

Chugh, R. and Ruhi, U. 2017. Social Media in Higher Education: A Literature Review of Facebook. Education and Information Technologies, 12 pages.

Ruhi, U. 2016. An Experiential Learning Pedagogical Framework for Enterprise Systems Education in Business Schools. International Journal of Management Education, 14(2): 198-211.

Ruhi, U. and AlMohsen, D. 2015. Enterprise 2.0 & Knowledge Management: Exploring Cultural, Organizational & Technological Factors. Journal of Organizational Knowledge Management, 21 pages.

Sultan, K. and Ruhi, U. 2015. Overcoming Barriers to Client-Side Digital Certificate Adoption. International Journal of Computer Science & Information Security, 13(8): 9 pages.

Ruhi, U. 2015. Level Up Your Strategy: Towards a Descriptive Framework for Meaningful Enterprise Gamification. Technology Innovation Management Review, 5(8): 5-16.

Ruhi, U. 2014. Social Media Analytics as a Business Intelligence Practice: Current Landscape & Future Prospects. Journal of Internet Social Networking & Virtual Communities.

Detlor, B., Hupfer, M. and Ruhi, U. 2013. Information Quality and Community Municipal Portal Use. Government Information Quarterly, 30(1): pp.23-32.

Detlor, B., Hupfer, M. and Ruhi, U. 2010. Internal factors affecting the adoption and use of government web sites. Electronic Government: An International Journal, 7(2): pp.120-136.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2017-2018 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Organizational Change Management Practices for IT Consumerization Initiatives R I PI $ 6,000
2013-2016 University of Ottawa Enterprise Technology Applications for Management Decision Making S I PI $ 7,500
2013 MITACS Towards a Utility Framework for Enterprise Business Intelligence Mashups R G PI $ 15,000
2011-2012 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Drivers and Barriers for the Deployment and Adoption of Online Personal Health Records in Canada R I PI $ 5,984
2007-2010 Infrastructure Canada Peer-Reviewed Research Studies (PRRS) Program Adoption and Use of Community Municipal Portals R G Co-I $ 56,000

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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