Kenneth Kraemer

Kenneth Kraemer

Kenneth Kraemer is the Taco Bell Professor of Information Technology for Management at the Paul Merage School of Business. He is also Director of the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), as well as Director of the Personal Computing Industry Center at UC Irvine. He has conducted research on the management of computing in organizations for more than 40 years. He is currently studying the globalization of knowledge work and innovation, the offshoring of new product development, the dynamics of computing in organizations, and the business value of IT and national policies for IT production and use.

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.

Recent Events and Presentations

October 3, 2007

Professor Ken Kraemer, the co-author of a recent study of IT value chains, discussed the nature of the global supply chain for the iPod and notebook computer: where value is created, what each nation specializes in, and how much value each captures. Kraemer and ITIF President Rob Atkinson then discussed what kinds of public policies the United States needs to adopt to ensure that we stay competitive and capture a larger share of the value chain.