Who is Anol Bhattacherjee?
Anol Bhattacherjee ("Dr. B") is a Professor of Business Analytics & Information Systems and Exide Professor at the University of South Florida. He has authored over 100 publications, including 10 FT50 journals - the highest ranked journals in business. He has also served on the editorial boards of these journals, and continues to publish and review for these journals. A 2021 Stanford University study ranked him as #12 in the world in career-wide research impact in the information systems discipline, and #8 for the year 2020, with over 28,000 citations on Google Scholar. Dr. B also wrote a free book on research methods titled Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices that has been downloaded over 1.2 million times since its publication in March 2012, used in 225 countries on six continents (by students at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and other universities), and translated into seven languages. He was the Principal Investigator or Co-PI in US federal grants exceeding $750,000, and was awarded the Stafford Beer Medal by the Operational Research Society, UK and the Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair by the United States Department of State in 2019.
What does he do: Dr. B's research interests include (1) healthcare informatics, (2) social media, and (3) artificial intelligence, and (4) organizational innovations. His 2001 MIS Quarterly paper on technology discontinuance, cited over 8,500 times, is credited with creating a new stream of research in the information systems literature. He also teaches graduate-level courses on: (1) Research Methods, (2) Statistical Data Modeling, and (3) Text Analytics.
Other interesting facts about him:
Dr. B is originally from Kolkata (Calcutta), India, and moved to the USA when he was 22 years old. He is an avid global traveler, and have lived in or traveled alone to 80+ countries on six continents, including such places as the Serengeti, Galapagos Islands, Russia, New Zealand, the Balkans, and the Baltics. You can see some of his travel photos from his Photos page.