James Wetherbe

James Wetherbe

Dr. James Wetherbe, the first recipient of the MIS Quarterly Distinguished Scholar Award, is Stevenson Chair of Information Technology and Executive Director of the Institute for Internet Buyer Behavior at Texas Tech University. A widely published author of books and articles in leading journals, Wetherbe is internationally known as a dynamic and entertaining speaker and leading authority on the use of computers and information systems to improve organizational performance and competitiveness.

With a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Organizational Behavior and Computer Science, he is valued for his ability to explain complex technology in straightforward, practical terms that can be strategically applied by both executives and general management. Rated as one of the top dozen consultants and lecturers on management and information technology by Information Week, Wetherbe draws on over 30 years’ experience both in higher education, where he has held professorial and administrative positions at several universities, and in industry, having held management, consulting, and technical positions. He has also served on the Board of several major corporations including Best Buy and Ciber.

TOPICS

Time and Technology: Competing for Customers in the Future

Implementation: Overcoming Resistance to Change

Achieving High Performance Teams

How to Be a Master Communicator

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Dr. James Wetherbe is an international authority on the use of computers and information systems to improve organizational performance and competitiveness.

A dynamic and entertaining speaker with a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems, Organizational Behavior and Computer Science with over 30 years in higher education and industry, he is particularly

appreciated for his ability to explain complex technology in straightforward, practical terms that can be strategically applied by top executives and general management.

Dr. Weatherbe is the author of The World On Time: 11 Management Principles That Made FedEx an Overnight Sensation. He has also written 16 other highly-regarded books on information technology and management. In his lectures, Dr. Wetherbe shows how to apply today`s new emerging technologies to improve quality, productivity, profitability, and today`s workplace.

Rated as one of the top dozen consultants and lecturers on management and information technology by Information Week. First recipient of the MIS Quarterly Distinguished Scholar Award, widely published author of books and articles in leading journals. Served on the Board of several major corporations including Best Buy and Ciber. Currently serves as the Stevenson Endowed Chair at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University.

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