Greta Polites joined the Kent State faculty in Fall 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Georgia in 2009. Prior to coming to Kent State, she was an Assistant Professor in the School of Management at Bucknell University for four years. Polites currently teaches the undergraduate Systems Analysis & Design course (MIS 34068), as well as two doctoral seminars: Multivariate Statistics (MIS 74017) and Structural Equation Modeling (MIS 84266). She is also the faculty advisor for the undergraduate Management Information Systems Association (MISA).
Polites' research focuses primarily on IS Habits, Resistance to New Technology Adoption and the Interplay between IS Habits and Organizational Routines. She is currently listed among the top 100 IS researchers publishing in the AIS Senior Scholars Basket of 6 journals for the time period of 2009-2012 (representing the 4 years since defending her dissertation). Altogether, her work has been published in MIS Quarterly (twice), European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of the AIS, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Communications of the ACM, and Drake Management Review. She has also presented her research at the International Conference on Information Systems, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Academy of Management, and Association for Consumer Research conferences, and was a participant in the 2007 ICIS Doctoral Consortium.
Polites is a member of the AIS Special Interest Group on Adoption and Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT), and the ACM Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (SIGMIS). She currently serves as an associate editor for Information & Management, and has also been an associate editor for three different ICIS tracks: "Global and Cultural Issues in IS" (2012), "General IS Topics" (2013), and "Human Behavior and IS" (2014). She is also a co-chair for the AMCIS 2014 SIGADIT minitrack, "The Dark Side of Post-Adoptive Use." She has received several best paper and reviewer awards, including the 2012 Paper of the Year Award from MIS Quarterly, and the 2012 Best Reviewer Award from Information Systems Research. Greta has been ranked 180th by the Association of Information Systems (AIS) among global scholars publishing in top-tier journals.
Polites enjoys fossil collecting in her spare time, and has received a number of prestigious awards for her fossil shell exhibits. She has participated in contract and volunteer work for the Invertebrate Paleontology Division of the Florida Museum of Natural History since 1996. She has published two papers in the field of invertebrate paleontology, and has two Florida fossil mollusk species named after her (Attiliosa gretae and Opalia politesae).
Polites, Greta L. & Karahanna Elena (2013). The Embeddedness of Information Systems Habits in Organizational and Individual Level Routines: Development and Disruption. MIS Quarterly, 37(1), pp. 221-246.
Polites, Greta L. & Karahanna Elena. (2012). Shackled to the Status Quo: The Inhibiting Effects of Incumbent System Habit, Switching Costs, and Inertia on New System Acceptance. MIS Quarterly, 36(1), pp. 21-42.
Polites, Greta L. & Williams, Clay & Karahanna Elena & Seligman, Larry. (2012). A Theoretical Framework for Consumer e-Satisfaction and Site Stickiness: An Evaluation in the Context of Online Hotel Reservations. Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 22, pp. 1-37.
Polites, Greta L. & Roberts, Nicholas H. & Thatcher, Jason B. (2012). Conceptualizing Models Using Multidimensional Constructs: A Review and Guidelines for Their Use. European Journal of IS, Special Issue on Quantitative Research Methodology, 21(1), pp. 22-48.
Polites, Greta L. & Watson, Richard T. (2009). Using Social Network Analysis to Analyze Relationships Among IS Journals. Journal of the AIS, 10(8), IS Research Perspectives section, pp. 595-636.
Polites, Greta L. & Watson, Richard T. (2008). The Centrality and Prestige of CACM: A Social Network Analysis of IS Journals.Communications of the ACM, 51(1), pp.95-100.
Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of Georgia, 2009, MBA., University of South Florida, 2003, M.S., Management Information Systems, University of South Florida, 2003, B.S., Information Systems Management, University of South Florida, 2000
IS Habit, Inertia and Resistance to Change, Technology Adoption and Diffusion, International / Cultural Aspects of IS, Quantitative Research Methodologies