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    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

Stephanie Watts is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Boston University School of Management. She also teaches in BU's Kilachand Honors College. She was previously on the faculty of the Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University. Her research focuses on the role that information technology plays in knowledge transfer, with a focus on cognition and credibility perception. She also researches information transparency and mobile technologies for enabling ethical consumption. She has published academic papers in such journals as Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Information and Management, and Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.



  • Education Open or Close

    DBA, Boston University, Management Information Systems, 1998.

    MS, Boston University School of Management, Management Information Systems, 1991.

    BA, Brown University, 1984.

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Journal Articles:

      Watts, S. ., (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility: Closing the Gap between Practice and Business School Education. Journal of the Academy for Advancement of Business Research, II(1), 147-157.

      Wyner, G., Watts, S., (2011). Designing and Theorizing the Adoption of Mobile Technology-mediated Ethical Consumption Tools. Information Technology and People: Special Issue on IT for Human Benefit, 24(3), 257-280.

      Watts, S., (2010). A Call for a Corporate Social Conscience Index. http://www.bu.edu/pardee/publications/issues-in-brief-no-16/ , 16(September), . Pardee Center Issues in Brief.


    Other Publications:

      Watts, S., (2004). Accessibility of Values-Based Information: The Possibility of Embedded Democracy. Orlando, FL: Proceedings of the Politics in Information Systems, Technologies and Applications Conference (PISTA2004).


      Watts, S. ., Mobile Applications for Ethical Consumption: Metrics and Frameworks.. (October, 2011, ).: Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS), Barcelona, Spain.


      Watts, S. ., Mobile Technology-mediated Ethical Consumption: Cognitive Processes and Technical Design Choices. (November, 2011, ).: Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference.


  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the Profession:

      International, Professional, Session Chair , Decision Sciences Institute Conference. (November 2011 - November 2011).