Eusebio Scornavacca, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
John P. & Margaret M. Thompson Professorship in MIS
Dean Clifford C. James Chair for Distinguished Teaching
Department of Information Systems and Decision Science
Office: Business Center 473
- Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington
- M.B.A., Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul
- B.B.A., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
In addition to his role a Merrick School of Business faculty member, Professor Scornavacca serves as UB’s Parsons Professor of Digital Innovation and holds the John P. & Margaret M. Thompson Chair in Management Information Systems. He is a sought after speaker, frequently delivering keynotes and lectures around the world. Prior to joining UB, Professor Scornavacca was a faculty member and director of research at the School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has also held visiting positions in Japan, China, Italy, France, Finland and Brazil. Professor Scornavacca is a research fellow of the Consumer and Organizational Digital Analytics Research Center at King’s College, London. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous information systems, disruptive digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship. During the past 20 years he has conducted qualitative and quantitative research in a wide range of industries, including research sponsored by the private sector. Professor Scornavacca’s research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the AIS, Information & Management, Computers in Human Behavior and the Journal of Computer Information Systems.
disruptive digital innovation, digital transformation, mobile and ubiquitous information systems, digital entrepreneurship
management information systems, digital business, digital innovation
Fowler, D. C., Scornavacca, E., & C. M. (2018). Affordances of Social Media in Knowledge Sharing in Intra-organizational Information Technology Projects. Springer Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation (LNISO. 23.
Scornavacca, E. (2016). Designing a Competence Acquisition Mobile App. Springer. 19. 59-69.
Refereed Journal Articles
Scornavacca, E. (2019). Mobile Ubiquity: Understanding the Impact of Cognitive Absorption on Smartphone Addiction. Computers in Human Behavior. 90. 246-258.
Scornavacca, E. (2017). The role of media dependency in predicting continuance intention to use ubiquitous media systems. Information & Management. 54(3), 317–335.
Scornavacca, E. (2016). Analyzing student motivation at the confluence of achievement goals and their underlying reasons: An investigation of goal complexes. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal. 19(3), 643–660.
Scornavacca, E. (2016). The Development of an Instrument to Measure Mobile Game Quality. Journal of Computer Information Systems. 56(2), 97-105.
Scornavacca, E., Elliott, L., & Barnes, S. J. (2015). Wireless technologies in New Zealand Businesses: a longitudinal assessment. Journal of Computer Information Systems. 55(3), 65-71.
Scornavacca, E. (2014). The Challenge of meeting user's requirements of a mobile accounting information system. Journal of Information Technology Management. 25(3), 20-30.
Scornavacca, E. (2019). Networks dynamics and information sharing: an agent-based simulation approach for the sharing economy. Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences.
Scornavacca, E. (2018). A Literature Analysis of Research on Artificial Intelligence in Management Information System. Americas Conference on Information Systems.
Scornavacca, E. (2017). FabLabs as Platforms for Digital Fabrication Services: A Literature Analysis. International Conference on Exploring Services Science. 24-37.
C. M., Scornavacca, E., & Fowler, D. C. (2016). Affordances of Social Media in Knowledge Sharing in Intra-organizational Information Technology Projects. Association for Information Systems (AIS).
Scornavacca, E., & Za, S. (2015). A Design Science Approach for Developing and Evaluating a Competence Acquisition Mobile App. 14th International Conference on Mobile Business..
Scornavacca, E., Al-Dabbagh, B., & Sylvester, A. (2015). The effect of ICT Self-Discipline in the Workplace. Australasian Conference on Information Systems.
Scornavacca, E., & Za, S. (2015). Designing a Competence Acquisition Mobile App. 12th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the AIS.
Scornavacca, E. (2014). To Connect or Disconnect – That is the Question: ICT Self-Discipline in the 21st Century Workplace.
Scornavacca, E., Carillo, K., & S. Z. (2014). An Investigation of the Role of Dependency in Predicting Continuance Intention to Use Ubiquitous Media Systems: combining a media sytem perspective with expectation-confirmation theories. European Conference on Information Systems.
Scornavacca, E. (2014). Incorporating System Portability into Technology Acceptance Models. International Conference in Mobile Business.
Non-Refereed Journal Articles
Scornavacca, E. (2016). Special Issue on Ubiquitous Media Systems: Guest Editors’ Introduction. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. 11(3), I-III.
Scornavacca, E. ICT Organizations and Society, "Ubiquitous Media Systems: the new frontier of mobile IS," ICTO, Paris. (2016).
Scornavacca, E. 12th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the AIS, "Doctoral Consortium," ItAIS, Rome. (2015).
Scornavacca, E. Teaching and Learning Day, "Asynchronous delivery of real-life case study," University of Baltimore, Baltimore. (2015).
Scornavacca, E. "Publishing research and the anatomy of a paper," Universita degli studi eCampus, Novedrate, Italy. (2015).
Scornavacca, E. Biannual Conference of the French-Brazilian Institute for Management, "Mobile Technologies in the geopolitical context of the XXI century," French-Brazilian Institute for Management, Gramado, Brazil. (2015).
Scornavacca, E. "Ubiquitous Media Systems: the new frontier of mobile IS," School of Management, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. (2015).
Scornavacca, E. Latin American Conference on Information Systems, "Ubiquitous Media Systems: the new frontier of mobile IS," LACAIS, Joao Pessoa Brazil. (2015).
Scornavacca, E. Teaching and Learning Day, "Teaching Innovation Incubator-a research lead-teaching approach," University of Baltimore, Baltimore. (2014).
Scornavacca, E. International Conference on Mobile Business,, "The future of Mobile Business Research," AIS, London, UK. (2014).
Scornavacca, E. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, "Goal complexes - Approaching the Task to Develop Rather than Demonstrate Ability," American Educational Research Association,, Philadelphia. (2014).
Research in Progress
"Agent-based Modeling of Dependence Networks" (On-Going)
We live in an interconnected world where agents depend on each other to achieve their personal and group goals. We model this inter-dependency using agent-based simulation and test various hypothesis regarding rules of engagement, dissipation of information in the network, discrepancy between reality and beliefs and the updating and correction of beliefs. This information can inform the design of social platforms as the implications of choice characteristics are better understood.