Dr. Johnson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation. In his first year at Purdue, Dr. Johnson has been instrumental in the development of several graduate classes on topics ranging from Behavioral Analytics to Digital Transformation and Innovation. A portion of his work on open innovation communities has recently been accepted at the Academy of Management, and he is a co-author of an NSF grant to examine the use of transparency in Governmental Data Challenges. Since joining Purdue, his work has involved curriculum development projects and teaching of graduate courses in research and data analysis.
Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Johnson worked on grant funded research from the National Science Foundation, co-authored a research article on the development of perspective in Wikipedia, and has had a book chapter published on Social Media. Additionally, Dr. Johnson has presented his research at several international conferences, including the Academy of Management and the International Conference on Information Systems. Dr. Johnson’s specialties include the use of Online Communities and innovation platforms to enable creativity and innovation in the enterprise. He is also interested in the use of anonymity and other mechanisms to increase creativity and productive dissent in organizations.
In addition to his interest in online communities, Dr. Johnson maintains a keen interest in the emerging field of big data and the statistical methods used to interpret and visualize that data. His work is focused on the behavioral and interactive portions of online behavior, with a particular emphasis on the evolution of groups and patterns over time. His work has spanned several public and private initiatives, including Wikipedia, reddit, and Open Innovation platforms used by Fortune 100 companies.
Ph.D. 2014 Information Systems, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
M.B.A 2004 Masters of Business Administration, New Mexico State University
B.B.A. 2003 Information Systems, New Mexico State University
Best Published Paper 2015 - Runner Up, Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division, The Academy of Management
Competitive Doctoral Consortium Selection: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) December, 2011 Academy of Management - Organizational Communication and Information Systems (AOM-OCIS) August, 2011 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) August, 2011
Elected as one of only two Student Representatives-at-Large to the Executive Board of the Organizational Communication & Information Systems (OCIS) division of Academy of Management, 2 year term commenced on August, 2009, and completed August 2011. Accomplishments: i. Developed podcast system for guest lecturers ii. Developed and successfully conducted a "Class Paper to Conference Paper" workshop to attract new Ph.D. students to participate in and benefit from OCIS
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
Kane, G., Johnson, J., Majchrzak, A., Emergent Lifecycle: The Tension Between Knowledge Change And Knowledge Retention In Open Online Coproduction Communities, Management Science (2014)
Kane, G. and Johnson, J. (2012) Introduction to Social Media. In The Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 7 Management Information Systems - Social Media
Brunswicker, S. and Johnson, J. (2015) From Governmental Open Data Toward Governmental Open Innovation (GOI): A Global Perspective, The Handbook of Global Science, Technology and Innovation Chapter 24, pp 508
Johnson, J., (2015) The Evolution and Impact of Anonymous Preference in Online Communities, The Academy of Management
Majchrzak, A., Malhotra, A., Johnson, J., Armisan, A. (2014) Building a theory of affordances for fostering knowledge co-creation in open innovation challenges: Design Science and action design research approach. Web 2.0 Workshop, Boston College, Boston, May
Majchrzak, A., Jarvenpaa, S., Johnson, J., (2012) Contact Expansion Under Stress Using ICT, The Academy of Management
Majchrzak, A., More, P., Johnson, J., (2012) Practices to Improve Group Creativity" A Longitudinal Field Investigation, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) Proceedings Kane,G.,
Ransbotham, S., Majchrzak, A., Johnson, J., Chenisern, L. (2011) Defending the Work of Others: Retaining Knowledge in Open Production Communities, Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, Co
Kane, G., Johnson, J., Chen, L., Majchrzak, A. (2009). A Longitudinal Model of Perspective Making and Perspective Taking Within Fluid Online Collectives. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Proceedings Paper 10 pp. 1-16
Majchrzak, A., Birnbaum-More, P., Johnson, J., (2008) Using Wikis to Generate Learning at ICIS 2007, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2008 Proceedings Paper 17 pp. 1-15
Academy of Management
Association for Information Systems
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