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About me

Haya Ajjan
  • Haya Ajjan
  • Koury Business Center 322
    2075 Campus Box
    Elon, NC 27244
  • hajjan@elon.edu
  • 704-996-8643 (Text or Call)
  • Dr. Haya Ajjan is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Elon University where her teaching, research, and service focus on the use and impact of emerging technologies, social media, mobile technologies, and enterprise systems on individuals, groups, and organizations. Prior to her appointment at Elon University, Dr. Ajjan attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she completed her doctoral studies in 2009.

Teaching Experience

  • Elon University

    Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, 2010-current

    Process, System, and Technology (Fall 2010-present) – The purpose of this course is to introduce students to process management practices, teach students how to execute an entire SAP business process chain in procurement, production, logistic, accounting, and human resources, and help students gain managerial insights on how to best capitalize on enterprise systems technology trends.
    Management Information Systems (Fall 2010-present)- The purpose of this course is to introduce students to enterprise systems and their business value, provide students with basic skills in flowchart software tool and spreadsheet and database tools, and finally provide students with an understanding of social networks, security and privacy, green technology, and virtual worlds.
    MBA Management Information Systems Elective (Winter 2013-present)- The purpose of this course is to introduce MBA students to social media and mobile applications as two major disruptive technologies, provide students with basic understanding of business analytics, and finally to discuss cloud computing and security issues in an organizational setting.

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 2009 –Spring 2010)

    Operations Management (Spring 10)- The purpose of this course is to provide students a working understanding of the models and techniques useful in operations management such as lean management, quality management, inventory control, material resource planning, and six sigma.
    Business Data Communication (Fall 09-Spring 10) – The purposes of this course are to learn 1) Data communication technologies (LAN, WAN, WLAN) 2) Network Security and management, and 3) Internet model and data communication protocols.
    Management Policy (Fall 09)-- The purposes of this course are: 1) to provide an integrative experience at the end of the bachelor's degree in business administration involving the key components of the business curriculum including such facets as accounting, finance, marketing, management, and management science; (2) to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to place themselves in the role of chief executive officer and/or high level executives so as to solve complex problems of major organizations in society—both private and public; (3) to analyze top corporate policy in different types of organizations; (4) to assume the role of business consultant; (5) to develop student's capacity to think strategically about a company, its business position, and how it can gain sustainable advantage; (6) to build students' skills in conducting strategic analysis in a variety of industries and to provide them with a stronger understanding of the competitive challenges of a global environment; and (7) to make students more conscious of the importance of ethical principles and corporate social responsibility.

Research

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Adoption of Information Technology Project Portfolio Management: An Empirical Study" International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making (forthcoming, 2013)
  2. Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., and Buechler, S. “Investigating Knowledge Worker Decisions to Use Web 2.0 Applications" Information Resources Management Journal, October- December 2012, vol 25, Issue 4, pp. 65-83.
  3. Hartshorne, R., & Ajjan, H. “Examining Student Decisions to Adopt Web 2.0 Technologies: Theory and empirical tests”. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, December 2009, vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 183-198.
  4. Kumar, R. Ajjan, H. and Niu, Y. “Information Technology Portfolio Management: Literature Review, Framework, and Research Issues” Information Resources Management Journal, 2008, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 64-87.

BOOK CHAPTER
Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., and Ferdig, R. (2009) “Investigating Student and Faculty Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Higher Education” Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0 and X.0: Technologies, Business and Social Applications.


Hartshorne, R., Ajjan, H., & Ferdig, R. (2009) “Faculty use and perceptions of Web 2.0 in higher education” In Yang, H. H., & Yuen, S. C. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning: Issues and Trends (pp. 241-259). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PROCEEDINGS

  • Rodriguez, M., Ajjan, H., and Peterson, R. M. "The Impact of CRM and Social Media on Customer Orientation and Performance." Structured Abstract Submitted to Academy of Marketing Science Conference.
  • Ajjan, H., Rodriguez, M., and Peterson, R. M., “Sales Process Capability moderating effect on CRM/Social Media Technology and Sales Performance” To be presented at the National Conference for Sales Management, 2013 San Diego, California.
  • Hartshorne, R. and Ajjan, H. "Examining Factors Influencing the Use of Social Networking by College Students" To be Presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Ajjan, H. and Hartshorne, R. "Time Flies When you’re on Social Networks: Cognitive Absorption and University Students’ Academic Performance" To be Presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Ajjan, H. Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “IT Project Portfolio Management: Processes and Benefits” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Ajjan, H. and Palin, G. “Web 2.0 Applications and Social Entrepreneurship” Workshop at the International Council for Small Business, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Ajjan, H. and Hartshorne, R. “Investigating Knowledge Workers Decisions to Use Web 2.0 Applications” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference, 2010, San Diego, California.
  • Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Khan, S. “Improving Shared Knowledge of Project Risk-Return Characteristics” Paper presented at the American Conference on Information Systems, 2009, San Francisco.
  • Ajjan, H. and Hartshorne, R. “Exploring Students’ Decisions to Adopt Web 2.0 Technologies as Instructional Tools” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference 2008, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Investigating Determinants of Project Portfolio Management Adoption” Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Systems, 2008, Paris, France.
  • Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Determinants of Project Portfolio Management Diffusion” Paper presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Conference 2008, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Hartshorne, R. and Ajjan, H. “Examining Factors that Influence Faculty Decisions to Adopt Web 2.0 Technologies” Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference, 2008, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Hartshorne, R. and Ajjan, H. “Exploring the Role of Web 2.0 Technologies in Higher Education” North Carolina Teaching and Learning With Technology Conference, 2008, Raleigh, NC.
  • Ajjan, H., Niu, Y., Zaffar, M., and Winter, S. “The Impact of Instant Messaging on Jon Performance” Southeast DSI Conference, 2008, Orlando, Florida.
  • Ajjan, H. and Erevelles, S. “Continuous Added-Value Management: Creating Wealth in the Age of Human Imagination” The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, 2004.

UNDER REVIEW
Journals:

  • Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Understanding Information Technology Portfolio Management Implementations: A Case Study”
  • Ajjan, H., Kumar, R., and Subramaniam, C. “Information technology project portfolio management (IT PPM): construct definition, validation, and A model of value.”
  • Ajjan, H., Tomczyk, D., and Hattab, H. "University Students’ Intentions towards entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Egypt and United States."
  • Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., and Rodriguez, M. "Empirical Investigation of the Use of Enterprise Instant Messaging: A Knowledge Management Perspective."
  • Ajjan, H., Rodriguez, M., and Peterson, R. M. "The Impact of CRM and Social Media on Customer Orientation and Sales Performance."
  • Cao, Y., Ajjan, H., Hong, P. "Using Social Media Applications for Educational Outcomes in College Teaching: A Structural Equation Analysis"
  • Rodriguez, M., Peterson, R. M., Ajjan, H. "Impact of Sales Process Capability on CRM/Social Media Technology and Sales Performance.”

Conferences:

  • Ajjan, H., Tomczyk, D., and Hattab, H. “Understanding Students' Intentions towards Entrepreneurship: Comparing Students in Egypt" and the US”. Submitted to the Academy of Management Conference.

WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Hartshorne, R., Ajjan, H., Cao, Y., and Santiago, R. "Explaining Social Media Use Intention: The Role of Personality."
  • Ajjan, H., Tomczyk, D., and Sheta, A. "Examining Gender and Culture Effects in Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Comparison of Egypt and United States."
  • Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., Ajjan, H., Cao, Y., and Santiago, R. "How Social Media Use Influences University Student Performance: A Comparative Study"
  • Santiago, R., Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., and Cao, Y. "Examining Social Media and its impact on performance in a Distance Education Setting."
  • Cao, Y., Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., and Santiago, R. "A Comparative Study of Use and Impact of Social Media: Chinese, Taiwanese, and American Students Perspectives."
  • Hartshorne, R., Ajjan, H., Cao, Y., and Santiago, R. "Determinants of Success of PhD students."
  • Education

    • University of North Carolina at Charlotte, — PhD in Information Technology, 2009

      Dissertation:Information technology project portfolio management (IT PPM): Construct definition, validation, and a model of value.


      Masters in Business Administration, University of North Carolina Charlotte, 2005
      Concentration: Information Technology

      Bachelors of Business Administration - Management Information Systems and Industrial Operations, 2002
      (Magna Cum Laude)

Research Areas

* Social Media impact on performance

     

    * IT project portfolio management

     

    * Entrepreneurial intention

     

    * CRM and Social Media technologies

Contact info

Please contact me if you have any questions.

  • Address: Koury Business Center 322, 2075 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
  • Phone: +011 1 704-996-8643
  • Web: http://facstaff.elon.edu/hajjan/
  • Email: hajjan@elon.edu