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Peter Polak

Peter Polak

Associate Teaching Professor
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 262A
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-7932


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Master in Management
    Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Master of Business Administration
    Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
  • Master of Financial Management
    Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Courses Taught

  • Application of Quantitative Methods in Business
  • Business Application Development
  • Data Base Applications
  • Information Security and Compliance
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Introduction to Information Systems Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Web Application Development

Refereed Journal Articles

Boss, S., Galletta, D., Lowry, P., Moody, G., & Polak, P. (2015). What Do Systems Users Have to Fear? Using Fear Appeals to Engender Threats and Fear that Motivate Protective Security Behaviors in Users. MIS Quarterly, 39(4). View Article

Lesiuk, T., Polak, P., Stutz, J., & Hummer, M. (2011). The effect of music listening, personality, and prior knowledge on mood and work performance of systems analysts. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 2(3). View Article

Lesiuk, T., Pons, A., & Polak, P. (2009). The Effects of Music Mood Induction on Work Performance of System Designers. Information Resources Management Journal, 22(2). View Article

Marks, P., Polak, P., McCoy, S., & Galletta, D. (2008). Sharing Knowledge: How Managerial Prompting, Group Identification, and Social Value Orientation Affect Knowledge-Sharing Behavior. Communications of the ACM, 51(2). View Article

McCoy, S., Everard, A., Polak, P., & Galletta, D. (2008). An Experimental Study of Antecedents and Consequences of Online Ad Intrusiveness. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 24(7). View Article

Pons, A., & Polak, P. (2008). Understanding User Perspectives on Biometric Technology. Communications of the ACM, 51(9). View Article

McCoy, S., Everard, A., Polak, P., & Galletta, D. (2007). The Effects of Online Advertising: A Focus on Pop-Up and In-Line Ads. Communications of the ACM, 50(3). View Article

Galletta, D., Henry, R., McCoy, S., & Polak, P. (2006). When the Wait Isn't So Bad: The Interacting Effects of Web Site Speed, Familiarity, and Breadth. Information Systems Research, 17(1). View Article

Pons, A., Polak, P., & Stutz, J. (2006). Evaluating the Teaching Effectiveness of different Data Modeling Notations. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 46(2). View Article

Galletta, D., Henry, R., McCoy, S., & Polak, P. (2004). Web Site Delays: How Tolerant Are Users. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 5(1). View Article

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