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**On sabbatical leave between January 1 and September 1, 2019**

After more than 15 years of IT project management in the public health sector, Dragos Vieru joined faculty in 2011. Full Professor of Information Technology (IT), his research interests are in the areas of new technologies impact on organizational transformation, inter-organizational information systems, and global sourcing of IT services.

From 2015 to 2018 professor Vieru served as Director of the School of Business Adminitration. He is a regular researcher at the Information Systems Research Group (GReSI - HEC Montréal) and Associate Researcher at the Centre francophone d'informatisation des organisations (CEFRIO).

Dragos is Visiting International Professor at the University of Münster, School of Business and Economics.

He has published articles in several scientific journals, including the International Journal of Information Management, the Journal of Knowledge Management, the Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, and the International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance. He has also presented his research work at prestigious conferences such as ICIS, HICSS, AMCIS, ASAC, or Global Sourcing Workshop and he chairs the Social-Technical Issues in Organizational Information Technologies mini-track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Education

Ph.D., Administration (major in Information Technologies; minor in Organizational Studies)
HEC Montréal

M.Sc., Management of Information Systems
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montréal

B.Ing., Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems, University Politechnica of Bucharest, Romania

Research Interests

  • The impact of the new information technologies on organizational transformation
  • Inter-organizational information systems
  • Knowledge Management and Organizational Knowledge Sharing
  • Global Sourcing of Information Technology Services
  • Information Technology Governance
  • IT Project Management
  • Qualitative research methods

Teaching

Research

Research grants and contracts

"Exploring While Exploiting: The Role of Interorganizational IS in Creating Interorganizational Ambidexterity", SSHRC Insight Development Grant 2018-2020 ($63,615), main investigator, in collaboration with Bourdeau S. (ESG-UQAM) and Bergeron, F. (TELUQ) (co-researchers), and Klein, S. and Schellhammer, S. (University of Münster) (collaborators).

"Gestion d'infrastructures technologiques et applicatives par les organisations publiques: enjeux et pratiques" - grant CIRANO 2017-2018 ($42.210) - en collaboration avec Simon Bourdeau (ESG-UQAM)

"La gouvernance et l'intégration des technologies de l'information: une analyse en contexte de post-fusion" - grant FRQSC Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs 2014-2017 ($33.782) - individual grant

"Laboratoire de recherche en Informatique Mobile et Villes Intelligentes" - subvention FCI 2013-2017 (329.769$) - in collaboration with C. Gouin-Vallerand (main investigator)

"Combining Sociomateriality Practice Perspective and Social Representation Theory to Understand KMS Use" - grant SSHRC 2013-2015 ($47.000) - in collaboration with A. Dulipovici (HEC - main investigator)

"Les compétences numériques dans les PME 2.0" - grant CEFRIO 2013-2015 ($90.000) - in collaboration with A. Bernier (ESA-Téluq) and Simon Bourdeau (ESG-UQAM)

"La dynamique interculturelle dans les équipes globales virtuelles dans le contexte d'utilisaiton des technologies de l'information" - Internal grant FAR1 2013-2014 ($7.000) - individual grant

Publications & Presentations

This section shows the documents (if any) that are available in R-libre, TELUQ's open access research publication repository.

Journal articles (refereed)

Vieru, Dragos, & Rivard, Suzanne (2018). The resilience of pre-merger fields of practice during post-merger information systems development. International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, 14 (3), 53-71. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJTHI.2018070104

Bourdeau, Simon, & Vieru, Dragos (2018). Information technology sourcing changes in an SME: Ça va de soi in the cloud with diamonds. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases, 8 (1), 70-80. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41266-017-0023-5

Aasi, Parisa; Rusu, Lazar, & Vieru, Dragos (2017). The role of culture in IT governance five focus areas: A literature review. International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance, 8 (2), 42-61. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJITBAG.2017070103

Vieru, Dragos, & Bourdeau, Simon (2017). Survival in the digital era: A digital competence-based multi-case study in the canadian SME clothing industry. International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT, 6 (1), 17-34. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSODIT.2017010102

Bourdeau, Simon; Vieru, Dragos, & Amelie, Bernier (2016). Ça Va de Soi: A Phoenix Rises from the Ashes of a Failed IT Project. International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 14 (3).

Vieru, Dragos; Rivard, Suzanne, & Dutot, Vincent (2014). Insights from a review of the literature on post-merger information systems/information technology integration. International Business Research, 7 (7), 23-35. https://doi.org/10.5539/ ibr.v7n7p 23

Vieru, Dragos, & Trudel, Marie-Claude (2013). Unpredictable reconfigurations: The dilemma of the post-merger information systems integration. International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT, 3 (1), 47-60. https://doi.org/10.4018/ijsodit.2013010104

Vieru, Dragos, & Rivard, Suzanne (2014). Organizational identity challenges in a post-merger context: A case study of an information system implementation project. International Journal of Information Management, 34 (3), 381-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2014.02.001

Dulipovici, Alina, & Vieru, Dragos (2015). Exploring collaboration technology use: How users’ perceptions twist and amend reality. Journal of Knowledge Management, 19 (4), 661-881. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-11-2014-0468

Vieru, Dragos, & Rivard, Suzanne (2015). Knowledge Sharing Challenges during Post-Merger Integration: The Role of Boundary Spanners and of Organizational Identity. International Journal of Business and Management, 10 (11), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.5539/ijbm.v10n11p1

Book chapters

Vieru, Dragos, & Arduin, Pierre-Emmanuel (2016). Sharing Knowledge in a Shared Services Center Context: An Explanatory Case Study of the Dialectics of Formal and Informal Practices. In Kotlarsky, Julia; Oshri, Ilan, & Willcocks, Leslie P. (Ed.), Shared Services and Outsourcing: A Contemporary Outlook (p. 19-39). Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, coll. « Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing », vol. 266. ISBN 978-3-319-47009-2

Vieru, Dragos, & Rivard, Suzanne (2012). Shifting sand: Organizational identity, partnership and IT outsourcing. In Kotlarsky, Julia; Oshri, Ilan, & Willcocks, Leslie P. (Ed.), The dynamics of global sourcing (p. 93-104). Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, coll. « Lecture Notes in Business Information Process », no 130. ISBN 978-3-642-3391

Vieru, Dragos (2015). Towards a multi-dimensional model of digital competence in small and medium-sized enterprises. In Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 3rd edition (p. 6715-6725). Hershey, USA : IGI Global. ISBN 978-1-4666-5888-2 https://doi.org/10.4018/978

Jebli, Fedwa, & Vieru, Dragos (2014). Interculturality and virtual teams in IT offshoring context: A social regulation theory perspective. In Kotlarsky, Julia; Oshri, Ilan, & Willcocks, Leslie P. (Ed.), Governing sourcing relationships. A collection of studies at the country, sector and firm level (p. 1-17). Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, coll. « Lecture Notes in Business Information Process », no 195. ISBN 978-3-319-11367-8 ; 978-3-319-11366-1

Papers in Conference Proceedings (refereed)

Bourdeau, Simon; Vieru, Dragos; Coulon, Thibaut, & Boissières, Élodie (In Press). IT Infrastructures Maintenance and Evolution in Public Sector Organizations: Main Challenges. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Maui : University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Vieru, Dragos; Rivard, Suzanne; Westergren, Ulrika, & Bourdeau, Simon (In Press). Change Agents and Resilient Practices: The Power of Symbolic Capital in a Post-Merger Integration Context. In Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Maui : University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Ziam, Saliha; Arduin, Pierre-Emmanuel, & Vieru, Dragos (2018). Strategies to Reduce Knowledge Leakage: A Knowledge Absorptive Capacity-based Framework. In Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM), University of Padua, Italie, 2018, vol. 2. Reading, UK : Academic Conferences and Publishing International. ISBN 978-1-911218-94-4

Arduin, Pierre-Emmanuel, & Vieru, Dragos (2017). Workarounds as means to identify insider threats to information systems security. In Proceedings of the Twenty-third Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston 2017. Association for Information Systems.

Pelletier, Claudia; Vieru, Dragos, & Croteau, Anne-Marie (2017). The interorganizational relationships process: An asset orchestration mechanisms perspective in an SME context. In Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2017. Association for Information Systems. ISBN 978-0-99813-3102

Vieru, Dragos; Rivard, Suzanne, & Bourdeau, Simon (2016). From Boundary Shaker to Boundary Consolidator by Ways of Symbolic Discourses in a Post-Merger Integration Context. In Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin 2016. Association for Information Systems.

Dulipovici, Alina, & Vieru, Dragos (2016). BYOD-enabled workarounds: A process perspective. In Proceedings of the 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems. San Diego : Association for Information Systems.

Vieru, Dragos, & Rivard, Suzanne (2008). The Dilemma of Integration versus Autonomy: Knowledge Sharing in Post-Merger IS Development. In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Vieru, Dragos, & Rivard, Suzanne (2007). Mind the Gap: Positioning Information Systems/Information Technology within the Process of Post-merger Integration. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Vieru, Dragos, & Croteau, Anne-Marie (2002). Telemedicine Adoption by Different Groups of Physicians. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (p. 151-160). IEEE.

Croteau, Anne-Marie, & Vieru, Dragos (2001). Telemedicine Adoption Studied from Physicians’ Perspective. In Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (ASAC 2001), vol. 22, no 4 (p. 48-59). Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

Vieru, Dragos, & Rivard, Suzanne (2012). Working under grey skies: Information systems development and organizational identity in a post-merger context. In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (p. 5267-5276). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2012.647

Vieru, Dragos, & Trudel, Marie-Claude (2013). Too much or not enough. Information systems integration in post-merger context: A sociomaterial practice perspective. In Proceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (p. 4596-4605). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2013.553

Vieru, Dragos; Bourdeau, Simon; Bernier, Amélie, & Yapo, Séverin (2015). Digital competence: A multi-dimensional conceptualization and a typology in an SME context. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) (p. 4681-4690). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2015.557

Pelletier, Claudia; Vieru, Dragos, & Croteau, Anne-Marie (2015). Peering below the Surface: Social Mechanisms for Analyzing Interorganizational Information Systems Integration. In Proceedings of the Twenty First Americas Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems.

Boudreau, Patrick; Vieru, Dragos; Paquette, Gilbert, & Héon, Michel (2016). The Workarounds Process as a Source of Knowledge Creation and Management. In Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (p. 4292-4301). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.532

Awards & Honors

Nominated and invited to the Doctoral Consortium of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2008), Paris, France .

Best MIS Paper Award with the title: "Telemedicine Adoption from Physicians’ Perspective" at the 29th Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2001, London, ON.