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Sean Hansen

Department Chair

Department of MIS, Marketing, and Analytics
Saunders College of Business

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Sean Hansen

Department Chair

Department of MIS, Marketing, and Analytics
Saunders College of Business

Education

BA, Harvard University; MBA, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Bio

Sean Hansen is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and the Director of the MBA Program at the Saunders College of Business of Rochester Institute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. and MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include requirements engineering, IT strategy, software development processes, and the application of cognitive theory to information systems design. His current research focuses on the emergence of new approaches to requirements engineering in response to advances in systems design and implementation. His research has been published in several scholarly journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, Information & Organization, The Information Society, Business & Information Systems Engineering, and Artifact, as well as the edited volume, Design Requirements Engineering: A Ten-Year Perspective. He regularly presents his research at leading conferences, including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the INFORMS Annual Meeting, and the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM).


Areas of Expertise

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Articles
Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2021). Sustaining collaborative software development through strategic consortium. Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 30. 101671.
Akdevelioglu, D., Hansen, S., & Venkatesh, A. (2021). Wearable technologies, brand community, and the growth of a transhumanist vision. Journal of Marketing Management.
Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2020). Keeping the family together: Sustainability and modularity in community source development. Information and Organization. 30. 100274.
Hansen, S., & Baroody, A. (2020). Electronic Health Records and the Logics of Care: Complementarity and Conflict in the U.S. Healthcare System. Information Systems Research. 31. 57-75.
Hansen, S., Gogan, J., Baxter, R., & Garfield, M. (2018). Informed collaboration in health care: An embedded-cases study in geriatric telepsychiatry. Information Systems Journal. 1-34.
Bui, Q., Hansen, S., Liu, M., & Tu, Q. (2018). The Productivity Paradox in Health Information Technology. Communications of the ACM. 61. 78-85.
Xiao, X., Lindberg, A., Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2018). Computing Requirements for Open Source Software: A Distributed Cognitive Approach. Journal of the AIS. 19. 1217-1252.
Marabelli, M., Hansen, S., Newell, S., & Frigerio, C. (2017). The Light and Dark Side of The Black Box: Sensor-Based Technology in the Automotive Industry. Communications of the AIS.
McLaughlin, M., Hansen, S., Cram, W., & Gogan, J. (2015). Snowfall and a stolen laptop. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. 5. 102-112.
Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2014). The Community Source Approach to Software Development and the Kuali Experience. Communications of the ACM. 57. 88-96.
Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2013). Technology, Trust, and Effectiveness in Virtual Teams. International Journal of Management & Business. 4. 33-56.
Bateman, P., Pike, J., Berente, N., & Hansen, S. (2012). Time for a Post-Mortem?: Business Professionals' Perspectives on the Disillusionment of Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.
Berente, N., Hansen, S., Pike, J., & Bateman, P. (2011). Arguing the Value of Virtual Worlds: Patterns of Discursive Sensemaking of an Innovative Technological Environment. MIS Quarterly. 35. 685-709.
Berente, N., Gal, U., & Hansen, S. (2011). Ethical Implications of Social Stratification in Information Systems Research. Information Systems Journal. 21. 357 - 382.
Hansen, S., & Rennecker, J. (2010). Getting on the same page: Collective hermeneutics in a systems development team. Information and Organization. 20. 44-63.
Dennis, A., Rennecker, J., & Hansen, S. (2010). Invisible Whispering: Restructuring Meeting Processes with Instant Messaging. Decision Sciences Journal. 845-886.
Hansen, S., Bateman, P., Berente, N., & Pike, J. (2009). Productive Play and the Real-World Value of Immersive Virtual Environments. Artifact. 2.
Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). Wikipedia, Critical Social Theory, and the Possibility of Rational Discourse. The Information Society. 25. 38-59.
Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2008). Emerging Principles for Requirements Processes in Organizational Contexts. Networking and Information Systems. 13. 9-35.
Books
(2014). Management, Valuation, and Risk for Human Capital and Human Assets: Building the Foundation for a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Level Theory. Palgrave Macmillan. Pierce, E., & Hansen, S.
(2010). Handbook of Group Decision and Negotiation. Springer. Rennecker, J., Dennis, A., & Hansen, S.
(2010). Intentional Perspectives on Information Systems Engineering. Springer-Verlag. Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K.
(2009). Design Requirements Engineering: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective for the Next Decade. Springer-Verlag. Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K.
(2009). Design Requirements Engineering: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective for the Next Decade. Springer-Verlag. Berente, N., Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K.
Chapters
(2014). The effect of virtual work environments and social systems on human capital and assets. Management, Valuation, and Risk for Human Capital and Human Assets: Building the Foundation for a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Level Theory. 59-90. Pierce, E., & Hansen, S.
(2010). "Invisible Whispering": Restructuring Meeting Processes with Instant Messaging. Handbook of Group Decision and Negotiation. Rennecker, J., Dennis, A., & Hansen, S.
(2010). Contemporary Challenges in Requirements Discovery and Validation: Two Case Studies in Complex Environments. Intentional Perspectives on Information Systems Engineering. 39-66. Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K.
(2009). Requirements in the 21st Century: Current Practice and Emerging Trends. Design Requirements Engineering: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective for the Next Decade. Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K.
(2009). High Impact Design Requirements ?&#8364“ Key Design Challenges for the Next Decade. Design Requirements Engineering: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective for the Next Decade. Berente, N., Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K.
Journals
Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2021). Sustaining collaborative software development through strategic consortium. Journal of Strategic Information Systems. 30. 101671.
Akdevelioglu, D., Hansen, S., & Venkatesh, A. (2021). Wearable technologies, brand community, and the growth of a transhumanist vision. Journal of Marketing Management.
Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2020). Keeping the family together: Sustainability and modularity in community source development. Information and Organization. 30. 100274.
Hansen, S., & Baroody, A. (2020). Electronic Health Records and the Logics of Care: Complementarity and Conflict in the U.S. Healthcare System. Information Systems Research. 31. 57-75.
Hansen, S., Gogan, J., Baxter, R., & Garfield, M. (2018). Informed collaboration in health care: An embedded-cases study in geriatric telepsychiatry. Information Systems Journal. 1-34.
Bui, Q., Hansen, S., Liu, M., & Tu, Q. (2018). The Productivity Paradox in Health Information Technology. Communications of the ACM. 61. 78-85.
Xiao, X., Lindberg, A., Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2018). Computing Requirements for Open Source Software: A Distributed Cognitive Approach. Journal of the AIS. 19. 1217-1252.
Marabelli, M., Hansen, S., Newell, S., & Frigerio, C. (2017). The Light and Dark Side of The Black Box: Sensor-Based Technology in the Automotive Industry. Communications of the AIS.
McLaughlin, M., Hansen, S., Cram, W., & Gogan, J. (2015). Snowfall and a stolen laptop. Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. 5. 102-112.
Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2014). The Community Source Approach to Software Development and the Kuali Experience. Communications of the ACM. 57. 88-96.
Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2013). Technology, Trust, and Effectiveness in Virtual Teams. International Journal of Management & Business. 4. 33-56.
Bateman, P., Pike, J., Berente, N., & Hansen, S. (2012). Time for a Post-Mortem?: Business Professionals' Perspectives on the Disillusionment of Virtual Worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.
Berente, N., Hansen, S., Pike, J., & Bateman, P. (2011). Arguing the Value of Virtual Worlds: Patterns of Discursive Sensemaking of an Innovative Technological Environment. MIS Quarterly. 35. 685-709.
Berente, N., Gal, U., & Hansen, S. (2011). Ethical Implications of Social Stratification in Information Systems Research. Information Systems Journal. 21. 357 - 382.
Hansen, S., & Rennecker, J. (2010). Getting on the same page: Collective hermeneutics in a systems development team. Information and Organization. 20. 44-63.
Dennis, A., Rennecker, J., & Hansen, S. (2010). Invisible Whispering: Restructuring Meeting Processes with Instant Messaging. Decision Sciences Journal. 845-886.
Hansen, S., Bateman, P., Berente, N., & Pike, J. (2009). Productive Play and the Real-World Value of Immersive Virtual Environments. Artifact. 2.
Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). Wikipedia, Critical Social Theory, and the Possibility of Rational Discourse. The Information Society. 25. 38-59.
Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2008). Emerging Principles for Requirements Processes in Organizational Contexts. Networking and Information Systems. 13. 9-35.
Proceedings
Bui, Q., Hansen, S., Liu, M., & Tu, Q. (2018). Caring and Coping: Adaptation, Use, and Resistance of Electronic Health Records Systems. Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA).
Hansen, S., & Baroody, A. (2018). Minding the Boundary: Electronic Health Records and the Transformation of U.S. Healthcare Practice. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-51).
Dreesen, T., & Hansen, S. (2018). Agility in the Balance: Control, Autonomy, and Ambidexterity in Agile Software Development. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'18).
Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Kharabe, A. (2015). A Tale of Requirements Computation in Two Projects: A Distributed Cognition View. International Conference on Information Systems.
Liu, M., Hansen, S., & Tu, Q. (2015). Toward Sustainable Collaborative Software Development: A Case in Higher Education. Americas Conference on Information Systems.
Berente, N., Hansen, S., & Rosenkranz, C. (2015). Rule Formation and Change in Information Systems Development: How Institutional Logics Shape ISD Practices and Processes. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-48.
Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2014). Requirements Computation: Analyzing Requirements Evolution across Development Paradigms.. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'14).
Hansen, S., Kharabe, A., & Lyytinen, K. (2013). The Structures of Computation: A Distributed Cognitive Analysis of Requirements Evolution in Diverse Software Development Environments. International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM'13).
Xiao, X., Lindberg, A., Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2013). &apos&#x3b;Computing&apos&#x3b; Requirements in Open Source Software Projects. International Conference on Information Systems.
Hansen, S., Gogan, J., & Baxter, R. (2012). Distributed Cognition in Geriatric Telepsychiatry. 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'12).
Baroody, A., & Hansen, S. (2012). Spinning the Web of Care: Logics of Information Integration in the Healthcare Marketplace. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'12).
Gal, U., Hansen, S., & Tan, B. (2012). Collaborative Infrastructures for Distributed Work: The Case of Haier's 1000-Day Information Revolution.. International Conference on Information Systems.
Baroody, A., & Hansen, S. (2012). Changing Perspectives: Institutional Logics of Adoption and Use of Health Information Technology. International Conference on Information Systems.
Hansen, S., Robinson, W., & Lyytinen, K. (2012). Computing Requirements: Cognitive Approaches to Distributed Requirements Engineering. 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'12).
Hansen, S., (2012). Requirements in the Wild � A Socio-Technical Perspective on Requirements Engineering. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM'12).
Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2011). Enabling Trust and Performance in Distributed Collaborative Teams. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM'&#8364™11).
Gal, U., & Hansen, S. (2010). Designing Collaborative Infrastructures to Support Distributed Work. AIS SIGPrag Event at ICIS 2010 in St. Louis.
Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2010). Challenges in Contemporary Requirements Practice. The 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS’&#8364™10).
Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Avital, M. (2010). Exploration and Exploitation in IS Development Environments. INFORMS Annual Meeting.
Hansen, S., & Lyytinen, K. (2009). Distributed Cognition in the Management of Design Requirements. 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS'&#8364™09).
Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Avital, M. (2009). Project Innovation through Exploration and Exploitation: Requirements Practice in Large-Scale IS Development Environments. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'&#8364™09).
Boland, R., Goraya, T., Berente, N., & Hansen, S. (2009). IT for Creativity in Problem Formulation. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'09).
Gal, U., Berente, N., & Hansen, S. (2008). The Ethics of Social Stratification and the IT User. European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS'&#8364™08).
Pierce, E., & Hansen, S. (2008). Leadership, Trust, and Effectiveness in Virtual Teams. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'&#8364™08).
Berente, N., Hansen, S., Pike, J., & Bateman, P. (2008). Virtual Worlds and Real-Life Organizations: A Study of Executive Perspectives. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM'&#8364™08).
Hansen, S., Berente, N., & Lyytinen, K. (2007). Wikipedia as Rational Discourse: An Illustration of the Emancipatory Potential of Information Systems. 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'&#8364˜07).
Hansen, S., & Rennecker, J. (2007). On the Same Page: Collective Hermeneutics in a Systems Development Team. Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM'&#8364™07).
Hansen, S., Lyytinen, K., & Markus, M. (2006). The Legacy of &amp&#x3b;rsquo&#x3b;&amp&#x3b;#8364&amp&#x3b;#732&#x3b;Power and Politics'&amp&#x3b;#8364&amp&#x3b;#8482&#x3b; in Disciplinary Discourse: A Citation Analysis. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS ’&#8364™06).
Hansen, S., & Yoo, Y. (2006). Technology Adoption in Distributed Cognitive Environments. The Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AoM '&#8364™06).
Rennecker, J., Dennis, A., & Hansen, S. (2006). Reconstructing the Stage: The use of instant messaging to restructure meeting boundaries. The 39th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'&#8364™06).
Hansen, S., & Vandenbosch, B. (2005). Progressive Insurance: TripSense and the Challenges of Innovation. Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (ASAC’&#8364™05).
Hansen, S., & Avital, M. (2005). Contributing Your Wisdom or Showing Your Cards: A Quantitative Inquiry of Knowledge Sharing Behavior. Proceedings of the American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS’&#8364™05).

Currently Teaching

MGIS-130
3 Credits
To be successful in our globally-networked business environment, contemporary management professionals must have a strong grounding in the principles of information and information technology. This course provides an introduction to the field of management information systems (MIS), including the tools and techniques for managing information and information technologies within organizations. We place a particular emphasis on the nature of systems, the role of information in business processes, the management of data, and the planning of MIS design projects.
DECS-864
2 Credits
This course focuses on the application of information technology to gain greater efficiency and effectiveness from operational and managerial processes and systems. The conceptual foundations of operations, supply chain management and information technology are surveyed and contemporary approaches analyzed from a managerial perspective.

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