Jonathan Wareham
Professor, Department of Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences in ESADE
URL Professor

Faculty and Research Dean, Deanship of Faculty and Research
Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management Director, IIK - Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management


  • Ph. D. Information Systems. Copenhagen Business School
  • M.S. Finance & Accounting. Copenhagen Business School
  • A.B. Economics. University of California
  • A.B. Comparative Literature. University of California

Areas of interest

  • Information Systems, Strategy and Organizations
  • Economics of Technology


Jonathan Wareham is Professor of Information Systems and Dean (Faculty & Research) of ESADE Business & Law Schools, Ramon Llull University. Dr Wareham's research has been published, or is forthcoming, in over 80 refereed journals and proceedings such as Organization Science, Decision Sciences, MIS Quarterly, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Computer, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, International Journal of Medical Informatics and numerous others.

He serves as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, and has held/holds editorial positions with Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Organization and Journal of Strategic Information Systems. He was the General Conference Chair of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems - ECIS 2012 and Local Organizing Chair of DRUID2 2013.

He currently serves as Director of the ESADE Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management. In addition, he sits on the advisory boards for a number of academic institutions, NGOs and social entrepreneurs.

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Selected publications

Almirall , E., Wareham, J., Ratti, C., Conesa, P., Bria, F., Gaviria, A. & et al. (2016). Smart Cities at the crossroads: New tensions in city transformations. California Management Review, 59 (1), pp. 141-152. DOI: 10.1177/0008125616683949.

Majchrzak, A., Markus , M. L. & Wareham, J. (2016). Designing for digital transformation: Lessons for information systems research from the study of ICT and societal challanges. MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 40 (2), pp. 267-278.

Lee, M., Almirall , E. & Wareham, J. (2016). Open Data & Civic Apps: 1st Generation Failures, 2nd Generation Improvements. Communications of the ACM, 59 (1), pp. 82-89. DOI: 10.1145/2756542.

Gonzales, R., Wareham, J. & Serida Nishimura, J. (2015). Measuring the impact of data warehouse and business intelligence on enterprise performance in Peru: a developing country. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 18 (3), pp. 162-187. DOI: 10.1080/1097198X.2015.1070616.

Bakici, T., Almirall , E. & Wareham, J. (2015). Innovation platforms: Intentions for participation. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015 (1), pp. 14255-14255. DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2015.14255abstract.

Wareham, J. & Cano Giner, J. (2014). Technology ecosystem governance. Organization Science, 25 (4), pp. 1195-1215. DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2014.0895.

Bakici, T., Almirall , E. & Wareham, J. (2013). A Smart City initiative: The case of Barcelona. Journal of the Knowledge Economy , 4 (2), pp. 135-148. DOI: 10.1007/s13132-012-0084-9.

Bakici, T., Almirall , E. & Wareham, J. (2013). The role of public open innovation intermediaries in local government and the public sector. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 25 (3), pp. 311-327.

Almirall , E., Lee, M. & Wareham, J. (2012). Mapping living labs in the landscape of innovation methodologies. Technology Innovation Management Review, (September 2012), pp. 12-18.

Klein , R., Wareham, J. & Cousins , K. (2011). Electronic intermediary functional roles and profitability. Decision Sciences, 42 (2), pp. 309-337.

Almirall , E. & Wareham, J. (2011). Living Labs: Arbiters of mid- and ground-level innovation. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 23 (1), pp. 87-102.

Tang , X., Rai, A. & Wareham, J. (2011). Bridging and bonding in exchange networks: A structural embeddedness perspective of B2B digital intermediation. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 58 (1), pp. 4-20.

Hughes, B. & Wareham, J. (2010). Knowledge arbitrage in global pharma: A synthetic view of absorptive capacity and open innovation. R&D Management, 40 (3), pp. 324-343.

Hughes, B., Wareham, J. & Joshi , I. (2010). Doctors' online information needs, cognitive search strategies and judgments of information quality and cognitive authority: How predictive judgments introduce bias into cognitive search models. Journal of The American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61 (3), pp. 433-452.

Fox, P. & Wareham, J. (2010). Governance mechanisms in Internet-based affiliate marketing programs in Spain. International Journal of e-Business Research, 6 (1), pp. 1-18.

Busquets Carretero, J., Rodón Mòdol, J. & Wareham, J. (2009). Adaptability in smart business networks: An exploratory case in the insurance industry. Decision Support Systems, 47 (4), pp. 287-296.

Hughes, B., Joshi , I., Lemonde , H. & Wareham, J. (2009). Junior physician's use of Web 2.0 for information seeking and medical education: A qualitative study. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 78 (10), pp. 645-655.

Wareham, J., Busquets Carretero, J. & Austin , R. D. (2009). Creative, convergent, and social: Prospects for mobile computing. Journal of Information Technology, 24 (2), pp. 139-143.

Romero Velasco, M. & Wareham, J. (2009). Just-in-time mobile learning model based on context awareness information. IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter, 11 (1-2), pp. 4-6.

Klein , R. & Wareham, J. (2008). Healthcare intermediaries in electronic markets: Performance and choice of market entry mode. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 9 (4), pp. 243-259.

Chua , C. & Wareham, J. (2008). Parasitism and Internet auction fraud: An exploration. Information and Organization, 18 (4), pp. 303-333.

Wareham, J. & Sonne , T. (2008). Harnessing the power of autism spectrum disorder: Innovations case narrative: Specialisterne. Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization, 3 (1), pp. 11-27.

Robey , D., Im , G. & Wareham, J. (2008). Theoretical foundations of empirical research on interorganizational systems: Assessing past contributions and guiding future directions. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9 (9), pp. 497-518.

Almirall , E. & Wareham, J. (2008). Living Labs and open innovation: Roles and applicability. eJov: The Electronic Journal for Virtual Organizations and Networks, 10 (3), pp. 21-46.

Hughes, B., Joshi , I. & Wareham, J. (2008). Health and medicine 2.0: Controversies and tensions in the field. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 10 (3), pp. 23-37.

Mahnke , V., Wareham, J. & Bjorn-Andersen , N. (2008). Offshore middlemen: transnational intermediation in technology sourcing. Journal of Information Technology, 23 (1), pp. 18-30.

Chua , C., Wareham, J. & Robey , D. (2007). The role of online trading communities in managing Internet auction fraud. MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 31 (4), pp. 759-781.

Busquets Carretero, J., Rodón Mòdol, J. & Wareham, J. (2007). Multiasistencia: The network orchestrator. Communications of the ACM, 50 (6), pp. 31-31.

Wareham, J., Mahnke , V., Peters, S. & Bjorn-Andersen , N. (2007). Communication metaphors-in-use: Technical communication and offshore systems development. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 50 (2), pp. 93-108.

Albrecht, C., Albrecht , C. C., Wareham, J. & Fox, P. (2006). The role of power and negotiation in online deception. The Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 1 (4), pp. 29-48.

Wareham, J., Rai, A. & Pickering , G. (2005). Standardization in vertical industries: An institutional analysis of XML infusion in electricity markets. Electronic Markets, 15 (4), pp. 323-334.

Wareham, J., Mathiassen , L., Rai, A., Straub , D. & Klein , R. (2005). The business value of digital supply networks: A program of research on the impacts of globalization. Journal of International Management, 11 (2), pp. 201-227.

Wareham, J., Zheng , J. & Straub , D. (2005). Critical themes in electronic commerce research: A meta-analysis. Journal of Information Technology, 20 (1), pp. 1-19.

Chua , C. & Wareham, J. (2004). Fighting Internet auction fraud: An assessment and proposal. Computer, 37 (10), pp. 31-37.

Wareham, J., Levy , A. & Shi , W. (2004). Wireless diffusion and mobile computing: Implications for the digital divide. Telecommunications Policy, 28 (6), pp. 439-457.

Loebbecke , C. & Wareham, J. (2003). The impact of eBusiness and the information society on 'strategy' and 'strategic planning': An assessment of new concepts and challenges. Information Technology & Management, 4 (2-3), pp. 165-182.

Wareham, J. (2003). Information assets in interorganizational governenance: Exploring the property rights perspective . IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 50 (3), pp. 337-351.

Wareham, J. (2002). Anthropologies of information costs: Expanding the neo-institutional view. Information and Organization, 12 (2), pp. 219-248.

Kalakota , R., Gundepudi , P., Wareham, J., Rai, A. & Welke , R. (2002). The economics of DSL regulation. Computer, 35 (10), pp. 29-36.

Wareham, J. & Levy , A. (2002). Who will be the adopters of 3G mobile computing devices? A probit estimation of mobile telecom diffusion. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 12 (2), pp. 161-174.

Wareham, J. & Gerrits , H. (1999). De-contextualizing competence: Can business best practice be bundled and sold?. European Management Journal, 17 (1), pp. 39-49.

Wareham, J. & Bjorn-Andersen , N. (1998). Reinterpreting the demise of hierarchy: A case study in IT, empowerment & incomplete contracts. Information Systems Journal, 8 (3), pp. 257-272.