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Kenneth L. Kraemer

Research Professor of Business, University of California, Irvine

Kenneth L. Kraemer is Professor Emeritus in the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. He was Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), and Co-Director of the Personal Computing Industry Center (PCIC). He has conducted research on the information technology for more than 47 years. His latest work was on the globalization of innovation, the offshoring of new product development, the dynamics of computing in organizations, the business value of IT, national policies for IT production and use, and the distribution of value in global value chains in the IT industry.

Professor Kraemer is the author or co-author of 15 books, including recently published titles such as Global E-Commerce: Impacts of National Environment and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Asia's Computer Challenge: Threat of Opportunity for the U.S. and the World? (Oxford University Press, 1998).

He has written more than 165 articles, many on the computer industry and the Asia-Pacific region, that have been published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, The Information Society, Public Administration Review, Telecommunications Policy, and Policy Analysis.

Professor Kraemer has also been a consultant on IT policy to major corporations, the federal government, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the governments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China. He was the Shaw Professor in Information Systems at the National University of Singapore from 1990-1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and received a lifetime achievement award from this professional society.


  • –present
    Research Professor, University of California, Irvine