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Neil Ramiller

Neil Ramiller

Professor of Management

Office: SBA 678
Phone: 503-725-3709
Fax: 503-725-5850
Email: neilr@sba.pdx.edu

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Neil Ramiller teaches core courses in information technology management for the eMBA, Masters of International Management, and undergraduate business programs.  He holds a Ph.D. from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, an MBA from U.C. Berkeley, and undergraduate degrees (in anthropology and chemistry) from Sonoma State University.  He has also done graduate work in anthropology and linguistics, and is currently studying for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Reed College.  Before entering academia, Dr. Ramiller pursued two earlier careers.  In the 1980s, he worked in the software industry in roles that included technical writing, database development, software design, and software product management.  He was also the business manager for a software-engineering consulting firm.  Earlier, he worked in cultural resources management, doing field archaeology, research in prehistory and history, and project administration.

Dr. Ramiller’s on-going research program focuses on the management of information-technology innovations.  He also has emergent research interests in the role played by ideology and institutionalization in the history of management practice. 

He has presented his work at a variety of national and international conferences, and published articles in a number of journals, including Confluence (the Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies), Journal of the Association for Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Information & Organization, Information Technology & People, Organization Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Communications of the AIS, Journal of Information Technology Theory & Applications, Information Systems Research, and Management Science.  His work has won “best paper” prizes from the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (2010, for excellence in interdisciplinary writing), the Academy of Management OCIS Division (2009 for best published paper in the field, and 2006 for best conference paper), and MIS Quarterly (2004, for best paper published in MISQ).

Dr. Ramiller is a member of the editorial boards of Information & Organization, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and Information Technology & People, and a past associate editor for MIS Quarterly.  He has also served as an associate editor for a number of journal special issues, and for sessions of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), and the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.2 (IFIP WG 8.2).