- Management Information Systems
Dr. Umar Ruhi received his Ph.D. in Information Systems (with a minor in Management Science) from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Prior to his Ph.D., 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. Umar teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses in Management Information Systems and E-Business. Additionally, he teaches in the University’s interdisciplinary graduate program in E-Business Technologies.
Umar’s research interests lie at the intersection of Information Systems and Knowledge Management. Furthermore, most of his empirical research projects are predicated upon an interdisciplinary perspective grounded within the milieu of social informatics. His current and past research has included empirical studies on the adoption of e-Government portals; knowledge and information management practices in organizations undergoing change; role of social computing ICTs in effective knowledge management; guiding principles for social media analytics; and key success factors for pervasive business intelligence.
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
Chapters in Books
Detlor, B., Hupfer, M. and Ruhi, U. Tips for Tracking Web Information Seeking Behavior. In Jansen, B., Spink, A. and Taska, I.. Handbook of Web Log Analysis. Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing, 2008.
Ruhi, U. A Social Informatics Framework for Sustaining Virtual Communities of Practice. In Coakes E. and Clarke A. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, 2006.
Papers in Refereed Journals
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.
Ruhi, U., Takala, P., Detlor, B. and Hupfer, M. 2007. Building Government Portals that Work: Guiding Principles from Community Informatics. International Journal of Electronic Business, 5(6): pp.604-622.
Serenko, A., Ruhi, U. and Cocosila, M. 2007. Unplanned Effects of Intelligent Agents on Internet Use: A Social Informatics Approach. Artificial Intelligence and Society, 21(1-2): pp.141-166.
Detlor, B., Takala, P., Ruhi, U. and Hupfer, M. 2007. Managing in the Digital Environment: The Case of myhamilton. ca. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 33(4): pp.14-17.
Detlor, B., Ruhi, U., Turel, O., Bergeron, P., Choo C.W. and Heaton, L, Paquette, S. 2006. The Effect of Knowledge Management Context on Knowledge Management Practices: An Empirical Investigation. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 4(2): pp.131-142.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2013||MITACS||Towards a Utility Framework for Enterprise Business Intelligence Mashups||R||G||Co-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|
|2007-2009||University of Ottawa||Advancement of Pedagogy through the Use of New Technologies in the Classroom||P||I||PI||$ 10,000|
|2007-2009||Telfer School of Management||User Acceptance of Online Communities of Interest||R||I||PI||$ 5,000|
|2006-2007||McMaster University||The myhamilton.ca End User Adoption Study||R||O||Co-I||$ 20,000|
*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
Scholarly and Professional Academic Activities during the last 7 years
|2012||Reviewer, Human Behaviour in IT adoption and Use Track, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)|
|2011||Jeux De Commerce (JDC) (2011/2012), Coach for the Management Information Systems (MIS) team from University of Ottawa|
|2011||Editorial Board: Journal of Humanities & Information Systems|
|2011||Editorial Board: Journal of Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Research|
|2011||2011||Reviewer, 61st Annucal International Communication Association (ICA) Conference (Divisions: Information Systems ; Communication & Technology)|
|2010||Review of Journal Articles: International Journal of Information Management (IJIM)|
|2010||Coordinator for academic partnership between University of Ottawa and Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance (MSDAA)|
|2010||E-Business Technologies Ph.D. Program Committee, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa|
|2010||Editorial Review Board: Journal of Library, Information Science, and Information Media|
|2010||2010||Review of Journal Articles: Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations (JIITO)|
|2009||2010||Reviewer, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)|
|2008||E-Business Technologies Master's Program Committee, Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa|
|2008||Coordinator for academic partnership between University of Ottawa and Oracle Academy|
|2008||2008||Review of: Jansen, B. J., Spink, A., & Taksa, I. (2008). Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis. Hershey, Pennsylvania: Idea Group (review not published)|
|2007||Coordinator for academic partnership between University of Ottawa and Altova|
|2007||Editorial Review Board: Journal of Information, Information Technology, and Organizations (JIITO)|
|2007||Coordinator for academic partnership between University of Ottawa and Oracle Academy|
|2007||2007||Reviewer, SIGHCI, ICIS (International Conference on Information Systems)|
|2007||2007||Discussant: Internet Tracking and Clickstream Data: Methodological Issues. Roundtable at the Association for Consumer Research (ACR) Annual North American Conference (ACR)|
|2006||2006||Reviewer, 8'th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC)|
|2006||2006||Reviewer, 7'th Annual World Congress on Management of E-Business|
|2006||2006||Review of: E. Coakes & S. A. Clarke (Eds.) (2006), Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management. Hershey, Pennsylvania: Idea Group (review not published)|
Most significant research contributions during career
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): 120-136.
Ruhi, U., Takala, P., Detlor, B. and Hupfer, M. 2007. Building Government Portals that Work: Guiding Principles from Community Informatics. International Journal of Electronic Business, 5(6): 604-622.
Serenko, A., Ruhi, U. and Cocosila, M. 2007. Unplanned Effects of Intelligent Agents on Internet Use: A Social Informatics Approach. Artificial Intelligence and Society, 21(1/2): 141-166.
Detlor, B., Ruhi, U., Turel, O., Bergeron, P., Choo C.W., Heaton, L., and Paquette, S. 2006. The Effect of Knowledge Management Context on Knowledge Management Practices: An Empirical Investigation. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 4(2): 131-142.
Ruhi, U. and Turel, O. 2005. Driving Visibility, Velocity and Versatility: The Role of Mobile Technologies in Supply Chain Management. Journal of Internet Commerce, 4(3): 97-119.
- We are actively seeking new International Career mentors for the 2014-2015 academic year
- The Telfer School’s Executive MBA program represented at Startup Canada Day on the Hill
- George Langill named the Chair of the City of Ottawa’s Innovation Advisory Board
- Collaboration with German Fraunhofer Institute Enables Joint Exploration of Innovation Systems in Canada, Germany
- CGA-AGRC Concludes Year With Very Successful Public Lecture
December 9, 2013
Thesis Defence of Asha Gajaria, M.Sc. in Health Systems Candiate
December 11, 2013
Health Systems Research Seminar with Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
December 13, 2013
Management Research Seminar with Benson Honig
December 13, 2013
Thesis Defence of Javier Fiallos, M.Sc. in Health Systems Candidate
January 9, 2014
Telfer Executive MBA Information Session