Elizabeth J. Davidson, Ph.D.


W. Ruel Johnson Distinguished Professor of Information Technology Management


Department of Information Technology Management

Shidler College of Business

University of Hawaii at Manoa 

Honolulu, HI 96822 

tel. (808)956-6657 




Director, Communications and Information Science (CIS) Ph.D. Program (http://www.hawaii.edu/cis/)


Editor-in-Chief, Information and Organization



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Elizabeth J. Davidson is a professor in the Department of Information Technology Management in the Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii Manoa.  She teaches courses in management information systems at the undergraduate, MBA and Ph. D. levels. Her specialties are systems analysis and project management, management of the IT function, and IT and business strategy.  She has also developed and taught courses in Health Informatics and Human Resource Information Systems for masters students.


In her research, Dr. Davidson studies how organization members identify opportunities for using information technology and orchestrate IT initiatives. A special area of interest and focus is information technologies and systems in healthcare organizations.  Recent projects include studies of technology blogging and the use of IT in small physician practices. A common theme in these projects is the orchestration of complex, collaborative knowledge work and the mediating role of IT. 


Dr. Davidson has extensive experience as a project manager and business analyst in the information technology industry, having worked in several Fortune 250 companies in the U.S. prior to receiving her Ph.D. in Information Technologies from MIT's Sloan School of Management.