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Michel Benaroch

Michel Benaroch

Associate Dean for Research and Ph.D. Programs
Professor of Management Information Systems

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PhD, New York University (Information Systems)

Professor Benaroch is Associate Dean for Research and Ph.D. Programs and Professor of MIS at the Whitman School of Management. Professor Benaroch's primary research addresses issues concerning the economics of cybersecurity, IT investments, and IT investment risk. He is also interested in ontology-centered knowledge representation and artificial intelligence applications in finance and business. He has published extensively in information systems and computer science journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, and International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. He was ranked #26 (out of top-100 researchers worldwide) who published in top Information Systems journals (MISQ, ISR, JMIS, and JAIS) during 1999-2011.

While at Whitman, Professor Benaroch has taught courses on business analytics, customer relationship management analytics, management of information technology (IT), IT and Electronic Commerce, decision-support and data mining technologies, and database management. He has also taught at the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion), New York University, and the University of Rochester.


Research Topics

  • Information technology investments
  • Information technology investment risks
  • Information technology investment portfolios
  • Management information systems

•Customer Relationship Management Analytics
•Business Analytics and Decision Support Technologies
•Strategic Management of Information Technology
•Electronic Commerce

Cybersecurity economics. Studying cyber incidents and their impacts on organizations, including firm performance and the board of directors; studying cybersecurity risks in IT outsourcing and emerging risk management approaches; and, the evaluation and optimization of investments in cybersecurity.

Economics of Information technology (IT). Using financial and economics techniques to evaluate IT investments, measure IT investment risk, and manage IT portfolios. One focus is on “real option” techniques applied to investments in new IT innovations and in growth IT capabilities (infrastructure).

IT-Oriented Service Innovation. Studying the management of risk in IT outsourcing relationships.

Artificial intelligence in finance. Application of knowledge systems and data mining to finance and economics problems.

Working Papers
  • "Board Level IT Competence and the Stock Market Reaction to Operational IT Failures", MIS Quarterly (with Chernobai, A.)
Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Best paper award - the 15th ILAIS Conference
  • Best paper award - the 14th ILAIS Conference
  • Outstanding paper award - the 13th ILAIS Conference
  • "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months" - SSRN
  • "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months" - SSRN
  • "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months" - SSRN
  • "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months" - SSRN
  • "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months" - SSRN
  • "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months" - SSRN
  • "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months" - SSRN
  • Best Paper Award - the 9th ILAIS Conference
  • Whitman Research Fellow - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Ranked #26 among the Top-100 world-wide researchers who published in top MIS journals
  • Ranked #26 among the Top-100 world-wide researchers who published in top MIS journals during 1999-2011 (MISQ, ISR, JMIS, and JAIS).
  • Exceptional Research & Scholarship Award - School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Exceptional Research & Scholarship Award - School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Doctoral Fellow - Decision Sciences Doctoral Consortium, Decision Sciences Institute
  • Doctoral Fellow - Finance Doctoral Consortium, Financial Management Association

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