Mendoza School of Business

Nicholas Berente

Associate Professor
Information Technology, Analytics, and Operations
  363 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications

Nick Berente studies how digital innovation drives large-scale change in organizations and institutions. He teaches courses on IT Strategy and Digital Innovation. Prof. Berente received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He was an entrepreneur prior to his academic career, founding two technology companies. He is the principal investigator for a number of U.S. National Science Foundation projects and has won multiple awards for his teaching and his research. Prof. Berente is associate editor for MIS Quarterly.

Ph D, Case Western Reserve University
MBA, Case Western Reserve University
BSBA, John Carroll University

Areas of Expertise
digital innovation & entrepreneurship, institutional change, cyberinfrastructure

"Institutional Logics and Pluralistic Responses to Enterprise System Implementation: A Qualitative Meta-Analysis", (With Kalle Lyytinen, Youngjin Yoo, Chris Maurer), MIS Quarterly, 43, 2019

"Data-Driven Computationally-Intensive Theory Development", (With Stefan Seidel, Hani Safadi), Information Systems Research, 30, 2019

"Autonomous Tools & Design Work: A Triple-Loop Approach to Human-Machine Learning", (With Stefan Seidel, Aron Lindberg, Kalle Lyytinen, Jeffrey Nickerson), Communications of the ACM, 62, 2019

"Digital Innovation and Institutional Entrepreneurship - Chief Digital Officer Perspectives on Their Role", (With Sanja Tumbas, Jan vom Brocke), Journal of Information Technology, 33, 2018

"Digital and Analog Logics: An Analysis of the Discourse around Property Rights and Information Goods", (With Karim Jetha, John King), The Information Society, 33, 2017

"Is That Social Bot Behaving Unethically?", (With Carolina Salge), Communications of the ACM, 60, 2017

"Build it, but will they come? A Geoscience Cyberinfrastructure Baseline Analysis", (With Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Karen Baker, Dorothy Carter, et al ), Data Science Journal, 15, 2016

"Five ways consortia can catalyze open science", (With Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Karen Baker, Courtney Flint, et al), Nature, 543, 2016

"Coordinating Interdependencies in Online Communities: A Study of an Open Source Software Project", (With Aron Lindberg, James Gaskin, Kalle Lyytinen), Information Systems Research, 27, 2016

"Routines as the Shock Absorbers of Organizational Transformation: Integration, Control, and NASA’s Enterprise Information System", (With Kalle Lyytinen, Youngjin Yoo, John King), Organization Science, 27, 2016

"Toward Generalizable Sociomaterial Inquiry: A Computational Approach for ‘Zooming In & Out’ of Sociomaterial Routines", (With James Gaskin, Kalle Lyytinen, Youngjin Yoo), MIS Quarterly, 38, 2014

"Open Data: Crediting a Culture of Cooperation", (With B Bolukbasi, J Cutcher-Gershenfeld, L DeChurch, et al), Science, 342, 2013

"The Era of Incremental Change in the Technology Innovation Life Cycle: An Analysis of the Automotive Emission Control Industry", (With Jaegul Lee), Research Policy, 42, 2013

"Digital Innovation and the Division of Innovative Labor: A Dual-hierarchy View of Complex Product Architectures", (With Jaegul Lee), Organization Science, 23, 2012

"Institutional Contradictions and Loose Coupling: Post-Implementation of NASA’s Enterprise Information System", (With Youngjin Yoo), Information Systems Research, 23, 2012

"Arguing the Value of Virtual Worlds: Patterns of Discursive Sensemaking of an Innovative Technological Environment", (With Sean Hansen, Jacqueline Pike, Patrick Bateman), MIS Quarterly, 35, 2011