Jonathan Wareham
URL Professor


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

Areas of interest

  • Information Systems, Strategy and Organizations
  • Economics of Technology


Jonathan Wareham is Professor of Information Systems at ESADE-Ramon Llull University. Dr Warehams 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. 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 Vice-Dean of Research at ESADE and is 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

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

Bakici, T. Y. , 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. Y. , 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, Melissa Jo & Wareham, J. (2012). Mapping living labs in the landscape of innovation methodologies. Technology Innovation Management Review, pp. 12-18

Klein, Richard, Wareham, J. & Cousins, Karlene (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, Xinlin, Rai, Arun & 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

BENJAMIN HUGHES1 & 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

BENJAMIN HUGHES1, Wareham, J. & Joshi, Indra (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, J., Rodon, J. & Wareham, J. (2009). Adaptability in smart business networks: An exploratory case in the insurance industry. Decision Support Systems, 47 (4), pp. 287-296

BENJAMIN HUGHES1, Joshi, Indra, Lemonde, Hugh & Wareham, J. (2009). Junior physicians 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, J. & Austin, Robert D. (2009). Creative, convergent, and social: Prospects for mobile computing. Journal of Information Technology, 24 (2), pp. 139-143

Romero, 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

Fox, P., Wareham, J. & Cano Giner, J. Ll. (2008, December). The Microsoft bazaar: Value appropriation in hybrid technology ecosystems. In International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2008. Association for Information Systems (AIS), Paris

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

Robey, Daniel, Im, Ghiyoung & 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

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

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

BENJAMIN HUGHES1, Joshi, Indra & 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, Volker, Wareham, J. & Bjørn-Andersen, N. (2008). Offshore middlemen: transnational intermediation in technology sourcing. Journal of Information Technology, 23 (1), pp. 18-30

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

Fox, P., Wareham, J. & Cano Giner, J. Ll. (2007, October). Organization implementation and partnership models: Initial findings . In Academic Preconference Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2007. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen

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

Wareham, J., Mahnke, Volker, Peters, S. & Bjørn-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, Conan 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, Arun & Pickering, Greg (2005). Standardization in vertical industries: An institutional analysis of XML infusion in electricity markets. Electronic Markets, 15 (4), pp. 323-334

Wareham, J., Mathiassen, Lars, Rai, Arun, Straub, Detmar & Klein, Richard (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, Jack & Straub, Detmar (2005). Critical themes in electronic commerce research: A meta-analysis. Journal of Information Technology, 20 (1), pp. 1-19

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

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

Loebbecke, Claudia & 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, Ravi, Gundepudi, Pavan, Wareham, J., Rai, Arun & Welke, Richard (2002). The economics of DSL regulation. Computer, 35 (10), pp. 29-36

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

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