Dr. Viswanath Venkatesh

is an Eminent Scholar and Verizon Chair of Business Information Technology at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech and is Director of Virginia Tech's part-time Executive PhD Program.

He is 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. He also currently serves as an affiliate faculty at Virginia Tech India.

Dr. Venkatesh is widely regarded as one of the most influential scholars in business.

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Featured Honors

A selection of Dr. Venkatesh's most notable achievements

Most Cited Scholar at Virginia Tech

December 20, 2021

Most cited scholar at Virginia Tech and previously at University of Arkansas; one of the most cited in the field of business in general and information systems in particular.

Ranked 1st in Information Systems

December 20, 2021

Ranked 1st out of ~17,000 scientists in information systems and 524th out of ~7 million scientists across all fields, based on citation data from 1996-2020 for articles published since 1960.

All-Around Faculty Member Award

July 2, 2019

All-around Faculty Member Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2018-’19.

Ranked 21st Based on Research Productivity

March 14, 2016

Ranked 21st based on research productivity in years 2003-2007 for publications in MISQ, ISR and JMIS (Clark et al. 2009, CAIS).

Notable Past Students: Bala and Sykes

February 5, 2016

Tracy Sykes and Hillol Bala have been identified as the most-productive assistant professors in the field of information systems to graduate since 2000 in an article by Chen et al. (2015) in the Communications of the AIS.

Ranked 23rd Among Most-Cited Scientists

January 30, 2016

Ranked #23 among most-cited scientists in Economics and Business (source:

The 95th Most-Cited Scholar in Business

January 30, 2016

Among the 95 most-cited scholars in business and economics based on publications from 2000-2012 (, a Thompson Reuters’ service).

Walton College of Business

January 29, 2016

Faculty Research Excellence Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2006-’07.

Faculty Research Excellence Award

January 29, 2016

Faculty Research Excellence Award, Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, 2011-’12.

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Deviant Affordances: When Tensions, Deadlocks and Noncompliance Generate Performance

May 2, 2022

[post-print version available under Research Papers] Haag, S., Eckhardt, A., and Venkatesh, V. “Deviant Affordances: When Tensions, Deadlocks and Noncompliance Generate Performance,” MIS Quarterly, 2023, forthcoming.

Visit to the Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi

May 2, 2022

Overdue thanks to Arpan Kar and Vigneswara Ilavarasan--and the folks at DMS, IIT Delhi--for being wonderful hosts! Had a good day learning more about DMS and the works of the faculty and PhD students. Had a great Q&A session with about 25 faculty and students in-person and a good number of others online.

Role of Users’ Status Quo on Continuance Intentions

August 26, 2022

[available under Research Papers] Goyal, S., Venkatesh, V., and Shi, X. “Role of Users’ Status Quo on Continuance Intentions,” Information & Management, 2022, 103686.

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Director, Executive PhD in Business

A program designed for working professionals

Earn your Ph.D. in Business on a part-time basis and gain the advanced knowledge and skills needed to conduct high-quality research on critical issues facing the business community. Dr. Venkatesh has directed this Virginia Tech program since 2021.

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