Viswanath Venkatesh

is an Eminent Scholar and Verizon Chair of Business Information Technology at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech. Dr. Venkatesh is widely regarded as one of the most influential scholars in business. He is also involved with a number of organizations, advising them on their strategic directions. He has traveled across the globe and presented to the academic and business community.


Paper awarded the Best Article award published in AMJ in 2017

Venkatesh et al. (2017), published in Academy of Management Journal, won the Best Article published in AMJ in 2017. The paper addressed the economic challenges faced by women in Rural India. The paper studied the role of social networks and information and communication technology (ICT) use in the success of women’s entrepreneurial ventures. Academy of Management Journal Best […]

Paper awarded the Ambassador Award of JOM’s Annual Paper Awards 2017

Venkatesh et al. (2012), published in Journal of Operations Management, won the Ambassador Award of JOM’s annual paper awards 2017. The paper identified the key service attributes driving adoption and use of transactional e-government services to understand how these attributes influenced citizens’ intentions, subsequent use and satisfaction.  The Journal Of Operations Management Annual Paper Ambassador Award is given […]


Dr. Venkatesh gave a talk with the title The role of ICT in alleviating poverty at The Sir Monash University Malaysia.

In his talk, Dr. Venkatesh discussed his large-scale longitudinal (10+ years) research project being conducted in India among over 3,000 farming families across 10 villages. Lessons from this project will be valuable for countries in ASEAN which intend to nurture a more inclusive socioeconomic development model.

In this interview with ScienceWatch, Dr. Venkatesh mentioned his paper with the title User Acceptance of Information Technology: Toward a Unified View.