AWARDS & HONORS

Research Impact Recognitions

  • About 153,000 citations per Google Scholar; most cited scholar at Virginia Tech and previously at University of Arkansas; one of the most cited scholars in the field of business in general and information systems in particular; 18 of his papers have each been cited more than 1,000 citations.
  • Over 50,000 citations per Web of Science; 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.
  • h-index: 84 and i-10 index: 139—one of the most cited scholars in the field of business in general and information systems in particular.
  • Citation ranking (impact) based on an article published in PLoS Biology (Ioannidis et al. 2019; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000384) that developed a standardized citation metric (based on 6 different citation metrics); annual updates available online:
  • Based on citation data from 1996-2021 for articles published since 1960, career impact ranking: 485th out of ~9 million scientists across all fields; 2021 (single-year) impact ranking: 95th out of ~9 million scientists across all fields. Ranked 1st in career and single-year rankings in information systems.
  • Based on citation data from 1996-2020 for articles published since 1960, career impact ranking: 524th out of ~7 million scientists across all fields; 2020 (single-year) impact ranking: 94th out of ~7 million scientists across all fields. Ranked 1st in career and single-year rankings in information systems.
  • Based on citation data from 1996-2019 for articles published since 1960, ranked 1st out of ~17,000 scientists in information systems and 659th out of ~8 million scientists across all fields.
  • Based on citation data from 1996-2017 for articles published since 1960, ranked 1st out of ~15,000 scientists in information systems, 17th out of ~340,000 scientists in the field of ICT, and 981st out of ~7 million scientists across all fields.
  • SSRN: Several papers are consistently ranked in the top-10% in terms of downloads.
  • 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

  • During various 5-year periods since 2001, he is the most productive in terms of publications in the premier journals in information systems (i.e., Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly).
  • During various 10-year periods since 2001, he is the most productive in terms of publications in the premier journals in information systems (i.e., Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly).
  • During various 15-year periods from 2001, 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 Oct 2022, one of only two scholars all-time to publish over 30 papers (total: 32) in MISQuarterly.
  • 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 World, America, and/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.

Note: Most 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.

  • Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, 2021-’23, $75,000 (PI), “Cybersecurity.”
  • 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.

  • Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, since July 2022.  
  • Kennedy Wong Distinguished Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Jun-Aug 2021 (3 months).
  • Kennedy Wong Distinguished Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Jun-Aug 2020 (3 months).
  • Kennedy Wong Distinguished Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, May-Aug 2019 (3.5 months).
  • Visiting Senior Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of Advanced Studies, Apr 2019 (1 month).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Jan 2019 (1 week).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Nov 2018 (1 week).
  • Kennedy Wong Distinguished Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, May-Aug 2018 (3.5 months).
  • Visiting Senior Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of Advanced Studies, Mar-Apr 2018 (1 month).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Jan 2018 (1 week).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, May & Aug 2017 (2 weeks each).
  • Visiting Senior Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of Advanced Studies, Jun-Jul 2017 (2 months).
  • Visiting Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, May 2016 to Jan 2017. (on sabbatical from University of Arkansas)
  • Visiting Senior Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of Advanced Studies, Feb-Mar 2016 (1 month).
  • Visiting Distinguished Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dec 2015 (1 month).
  • Visiting Professor, Monash University (Malaysia), Jul 2015 (1 week).
  • Visiting Distinguished Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, May-Aug 2015 (3 months).
  • Visiting Distinguished Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Apr 2015 (1 month).
  • Visiting Distinguished Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dec 2014-Feb 2015 (2 months).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Mannheim (Germany), Jul-Aug 2014 (1 month).
  • Visiting Professor, Monash University (Malaysia), Jul 2014 (1 week).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May-Jul 2014 (7 weeks).
  • Visiting Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mar-Apr 2014 (4 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Monash University (Malaysia), Jun 2013 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May-Jul 2013 (6 weeks).
  • Visiting Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Nov 2012 (4 weeks).
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, Australian National University, May-Aug 2012 (3 months).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May-Jul 2012 (7 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Apr 2012 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, Australian National University, May-Aug 2011 (3 months).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May-Jul 2011 (2 months).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mar 2011 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, Australian National University, Aug 2010-Jan 2011 (5 months; sabbatical).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May-Jul 2010 (7 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mar 2010 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Australian National University, Feb 2010 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May-Jul 2009 (7 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Australian National University, May 2009 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Mar 2009 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Australian National University, Jul 2008 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, May-Jul 2008 (2 months).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii, Mar 2008 (2 weeks).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jun-Aug 2007 (2 months).
  • Visiting Scholar, MIT, Spring 2007 (1 semester).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jun-Jul 2006 (1½ months).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jun-Jul 2005 (1 month).
  • Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jun-Jul 2004 (1 month).