Awards, Honors, and Other Research AccomplishmentsSponsored Research Grants

Research Impact Recognitions

  • Over 107,000 citations per Google Scholar; most cited scholar at the University of Arkansas; one of the most cited in the field of business in general and information systems in particular.
  • About 35,000 citations per Web of Science; most cited scholar at the University of Arkansas; one of the most cited in the field of business in general and information systems in particular.
  • h-index: 73 and i-10 index: 115—one of the most cited in the field of business in general and information systems in particular.
  • Consistently ranked in the top-10% in terms of downloads per SSRN.
  • Venkatesh, Chan, and Thong (2012) received the Ambassador award for citation impact for papers published between 2012 and 2017 at the Journal of Operations Management.
  • Among the 95 most-cited scholars in business and economics based on publications from 2000-2012 (http://highlycited.com, a Thomson Reuters’ service).
  • Ranked #23 among most-cited scientists in Economics and Business (source: http://www.in-cites.com/nobel/2007-eco-top100.html)
  • Ranked the 27th most influential scholar in management and 16th most influential among those who received their degree since 1991 (Aguinis et al. 2012, Academy of Management Perspectives).
  • Venkatesh et al. (2003) was named a current classic each year since 2008 by ScienceWatch, a service of Thomson Reuters (the same company that provides Web of Science). This paper is also the 2nd most cited of all MIS Quarterly articles. ScienceWatch also listed this paper as the most influential article in one of the only four major Research Front Maps (termed “technology acceptance model”) in business and economics since 2009. My interview is available at:http://sciencewatch.com/inter/pod/2009/ and on my web site at: http://vvenkatesh.com.
  • Venkatesh, Thong, and Xu (2012) was in Google Scholar’s top-10 most-cited papers in business and economics that were published from 2011 to 2015.
  • Venkatesh, Brown, and Bala (2013) was among the 50 papers to receive Emerald’s Citations of Excellence award for 2015.
  • Venkatesh and Bala (2008) was among the 50 papers to receive Emerald’s Citations of Excellence award for 2012. In 2014, this paper was chosen to be one of the 35 most-cited papers across all previous 15 years of awardees (i.e., out of 750 papers).
  • Venkatesh (2000) is the 2nd most cited of all Information Systems Research articles.
  • Venkatesh and Davis (2000) is the 3rd most cited of all Management Science articles.
  • Venkatesh and Davis (1996) is the 2nd most cited of all Decision Sciences articles.
  • ISI Essential Science Indicators recognized “A Theoretical…” (Management Science 2000) as the paper with the highest percent increase in citations for the period of Aug-Oct 2003.

Research Productivity Recognitions

  • From 2014-’18 (and various other 5-year periods since 2002), he is the most productive in terms of publications in the premier journals in information systems (i.e., Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly).
  • From 2009-’18 (and various other 10-year periods since 2002), he is the most productive in terms of publications in the premier journals in information systems (i.e., Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly).
  • From 2004-’18 (and also other 15-year periods from 2002), he is the most productive in terms of publications in the premier journals in information systems (i.e., Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly).
  • As of Dec 2018, ranked #2 all-time in terms of number of papers (total: 22) published in MIS Quarterly.
  • Only scholar to publish in all 4 issues of MIS Quarterly in one calendar year (2017), with one issue including 2 of his papers for a total of 5 papers in MIS Quarterly in 2017.
  • Only scholar to publish in all in all 4 issues of MIS Quarterly in one calendar year (2013).
  • Ranked in the top-5 most frequently appearing authors in years 2005-2014 and 1977-2014 in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of Management Information Systems (Everard et al. 2017, CAIS).
  • Ranked 21st based on research productivity in years 2003-2007 for publications in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of Management Information Systems (Clark et al. 2009, CAIS).
  • Ranked 1st (straight rank) and 2nd (normal rank, adjusted rank) in contributions to HCI based on publications in seven prime MIS journals from 1990-2002 (Zhang and Li 2005, CAIS).
  • Ranked 12th based on research productivity in IS in 1999-2003 for publications in 12 journals (Huang and Hsu 2005, CAIS).
  • Ranked most productive for research on the technology acceptance model (Lee et al. 2003, CAIS).

Other Awards and Honors

  • All-around Faculty Member Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2018-’19.
  • Venkatesh et al. paper titled “Networks, Technology, and Entrepreneurship: A Field Quasi-Experiment among Women in Rural India” in Academy of Management Journal was recognized as the best paper published in the journal in 2017.
  • Named Fellow of Association of Information Systems in 2016.
  • AIS’ Technology Legacy Award, 2016.
  • Named Fellow of Information Systems Society, INFORMS in 2015.
  • Named to Marquis’ Who’s Who in the WorldAmericaand/or Science and Technology each year since 2007.
  • Faculty Research Excellence Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2015-’16.
  • Alumni Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award for Research, University of Arkansas, 2011-’12.
  • Faculty Research Excellence Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2011-’12.
  • Faculty Research Excellence Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2009-’10.
  • Faculty Research Excellence Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2006-’07.
  • The article “Telecommuting Technology…” in Personnel Psychology was nominated for the William A.Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for the best publication in a refereed article in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, 2002 (one of 18 articles nominated).
  • Editorial by Joannie Wexler in Sloan Management Review (Vol. 42, Number 3, 2001, p.17) about Information Systems Research (2000) article.
  • Recognitions and research findings have been reported in local and national newspapers, including Washington Post.
  • Smith School’s first “Tyser Fellow”—appointed in 1999.
  • Selected to Ernst and Young ICIS Doctoral Consortium, Cleveland, 1996.
  • Engineers’ Day Honor, PSG College of Technology, India, 1990.

NoteMost of my research activities have been typically sponsored by the participating organization and have totaled over $10M. Grants listed here are other research grants received.

  • Hong Kong University Grants Commission, 2020-’22, HK$510,844 (co-I), “The Effectiveness of Big Data Breach Response Strategies in the Healthcare Industry: A Mixed Methods Approach,” with C.Cheung (PI), X.Xu (co-I), and H.Hoehle (co-I).
  • Hong Kong University Grants Commission, 2019-’21, HK$746,900 (co-I), “m is for Maternal: A Two-country Longitudinal Field Experiment of mHealth Apps for Better Maternal and Infant Health,” with C.Cheung (PI) and R.Aljafari (co-I).
  • Hong Kong University Grants Commission, 2014-’18, HK$800,000 (co-I), “Showrooming,” with X.Zhang (PI) and X.Zhang (co-I).
  • Hong Kong University Grants Commission, 2013-’15, HK$722,012 (collaborator), “A Multi-level Approach to Understanding Knowledge Management and Job Outcomes: The Role of KMS Design, Leadership and Social Networks,” with X.Zhang (PI).
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association, 2012-’13, $107,500 (co-PI); “Mobile Point of Sale and Loss Prevention: An Assessment of Risk,” with J.Aloysius.
  • Lattanze Center, Loyola College of Maryland, 2007-’08, $5,000 (co-PI); “Helping the Underprivileged in India: Individual Characteristics, Social Networks, and Citizen Outcomes,” with A.Rai and T.A.Sykes.
  • Bank of America, 2007, $10,000 (PI); “Impact of Information and Communication Technologies Implementation in the Banking Industry in Developing Countries.”
  • Veterans Health Administration, 2005-’06, $30,000 (PI); “Data Warehouse Management.”
  • National Science Foundation, 2001-’03, $673,959 (co-PI); “Understanding Female and Minority Retention and Success in the IT Workplace: Total Rewards and Social Networks Perspective,” with K.Bartol and I.Williamson.
  • Department of Transportation, 1998, $50,000 (co-investigator); “Value-Added Services in Department of Transportation,” with F.Davis and E.Abels.
  • Lucent Technologies, 1997, $20,000 (co-investigator); “User Acceptance of Emerging Technologies,” with F.Davis.
  • Thesis Cost Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 1996-’97, $2,000.
  • Dissertation Special Grant, University of Minnesota, 1996-’97, $1,000.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (awarded only to six students), Carlson School of Management, 1996-’97, $15,000.
  • Summer Fellowship, Carlson School of Management, 1994, 1995 and 1996, $3,000/year.
  • Summer Fellowship, Temple University, 1993, $1,000.