Dr. Aditya Sharma is an associate professor in the Computer Information Systems area at the School of Business, NCCU. His most recent degree is a PhD in Information Systems from Emory University. He also holds two master degrees, an M.S in civil engineering and MBA from the University of Kansas, and a B.S in civil engineering from India. He has been a recipient of the Woodruff Library Fellowship and Sheth Fellowship while pursuing his doctoral studies. Before pursuing his doctoral studies, Dr. Sharma worked as a Six Sigma Black belt with GE Medical Systems. He has also worked with Microsoft Consulting Services, India as business coordinator and affiliate consultant.
Dr. Sharma has teaching interests in the areas of Large Systems, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, IS Strategy, Business Programming, Six Sigma and Project Management. Dr. Sharma has primary research interests in the area of adoption, diffusion and use of innovation. Lately, his research has focused on the resurgence of Mainframes in the Industry and its impact on IS curriculum. His dissertation work studies the factors that drive adoption and use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies within the supply chain to enable better decision-making by businesses. His work has been published in refereed journals, international and national conferences and is under review in leading IS journals. His paper identifying two distinct rationales for RFID adoption was nominated for the best paper award in the proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in 2007. Dr. Sharma also served as VP-Communications for the Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of IT (SIGADIT) from 2006 to 2010.
IT Adoption and Diffusion, Radical Innovation, RFID, Pedagogy, IS Education