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Erran Carmel Professor Info Technology & Analytics

Additional Positions at AU
Director, Center for Business in the Capital
Degrees
He received his Ph.D., in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona; his MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Bio

Professor Carmel teaches Information Technology (I.T.). He is currently working on a number of research areas: Digital Health Passports; cybersecurity industry clusters; quantum industry clusters; the future of work.

During the early decades of the rise of the global internet, Carmel studied the globalization of technology work and wrote three books in this domain. Carmel’s 1999 book "Global Software Teams" was the first on this topic -- and is considered a landmark in the field, helping many organizations take their first steps into distributed tech work. His second book "Offshoring Information Technology" came out in 2005 and became popular as outsourcing began to be taught in business schools around the world. His 2011 book is about the special issues that time zone separation imposes on global coordination of work. “I’m Working While They’re Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions” is co-authored with his AU colleague Alberto Espinosa.

He has written over 100 articles, reports, and manuscripts. He consults and speaks to industry and professional groups.

For more on his research, speaking, and other activities, see his web page.

He is a tenured full Professor at the Information Technology department, Kogod School of Business at American University. In 2014-2016 Carmel was interim Dean of the Kogod School of Business. He leads the business school’s “Business in the Capital” initiative. In the 1990s he co-founded and led AU’s program in Management of Global Information Technology. He has been a Visiting Professor at Haifa University (Israel), University College Dublin (Ireland), at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile), Beijing Normal University (China), and Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy).
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Teaching

Fall 2020

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Futures: What Will Be in 2040?

  • ITEC-200 Edge of Information Technology

Spring 2021

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Futures: What Will Be in 2040?

  • ITEC-616 Management Information Syst

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Kogod School of Business, offshore outsourcing, global software development, virtual teams, global teams, coordination across time zones, software industries around the world

Additional Information

Erran Carmel studies the special problems of the globalization of work, especially for the technology sector (software, IT). He studies how work teams coordinate their work. He also studies how nations’ tech sectors (especially software) compete; for example, what policies lead to success, and whether India will continue to lead. Carmel is the author of two important books on the globalization of technology work. His 1999 book, Global Software Teams, was the first on this topic and is considered a landmark in the field. His second book, Offshoring Information Technology, came out in 2005. He is working on a third book on the special problems of coordination across many time zones. Carmel is a professor of the Information Technology Department at the Kogod School of Business. In the 1990s, he cofounded and led the program in management of global information technology. From 2005 to 2008, he was department chair, and from 2008 to 2009 he was the Orkand Endowed Chaired Professor at the University of MarylandUniversity College. He has also been a visiting professor at Haifa University (Israel) and University College–Dublin (Ireland).

For the Media

To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.

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