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George M. Marakas

George M. Marakas

Associate Dean, Research and Doctoral Studies

Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, CBC 304A
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-5436


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida
  • Master in Business Administration
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
    Governors State University, University Park, Illinois

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Transformation
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Internet of Things

Professional Activities

Dr. George M. Marakas is a Full Professor of Information Systems and the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies for FIU Business. His teaching expertise includes Digital Transformation, Systems Analysis and Design, Technology-Assisted Decision Making, Electronic Commerce, Management of IS Resources, Behavioral Research Methods, Business Intelligence, Data Mining, and Data Visualization and Decision Support. In addition, George is an active researcher in Systems Analysis Methods, Data Mining and Visualization, Creativity Enhancement, Conceptual Data Modeling, Technology Acceptance, and Computer Self-Efficacy.

Dr. Marakas received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Florida International University and his MBA from Colorado State University. Prior to his position at FIU, he was a tenured member of senior faculty at University of Kansas and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, as well as an assistant professor at University of Maryland and adjunct faculty member at Helsinki School of Economics. Preceding his academic career, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the banking and real estate industries. His corporate experience includes senior management positions with Continental Illinois National Bank and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In addition, George served as the first President and CEO for CMC Group, Inc., a major real estate development firm in Miami, FL for three years.

Throughout his academic career, Dr. Marakas has distinguished himself both through his research and in the classroom. He has received numerous national teaching awards and his research has appeared in the top journals in his field including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, and Management Science. He is also the author of five best-selling textbooks in information systems: Decision Support Systems for the 21st Century, Systems Analysis and Design: An Active Approach, Data Warehousing, Mining, and Visualization: Core Concepts and Management Information Systems and Introduction to Information Systems with Professor James O’Brien.

Dr. Marakas has devoted his energies to doctoral education throughout his career and has served as chair for more than 20 doctoral dissertation committees and as member for 17 dissertation committees.

Beyond his academic endeavors, George is also an active consultant and has served as an advisor to major organizations including the Central Intelligence Agency, British-American Tobacco, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Defense, Xavier University, Citibank Asia-Pacific, Nokia Corporation, Heineken International, Professional Records Storage, Inc., and United Information Systems, among many others. His consulting activities are concentrated primarily on digital transformation of processes, global IT strategy, design and deployment of global IT architectures, workflow reengineering, e-Business strategy, and ERP and CASE tool integration.

George's community service include serving as past chairman for the South Dade Chamber of Commerce and he is currently a member of the Baptist Health Foundation Board.

Courses Taught

  • DBA Dissertation
  • Dissertation Prep
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Doc Res In Bus Admin
  • Experiments and Survey Design
  • Organization Information Systems
  • Organizational Processes that Deliver Economic and
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Philosophy and Process of Applied Business Researc
  • Research in Information Systems
  • Seminar on IS and Organizations: Design and Impact
  • Seminar on Strategy and Information Resource
  • Theory Development

Refereed Journal Articles

Lopez, A., & Marakas, G. M.


Towards a Model for Public Private Partnership (P3) Success: Understanding the Critical Success Factors of P3s for Local Government Services and Infrastructure Delivery.

Engaged Management Review

, 6(1)


Marakas, G. M., Aguirre-Uretta, M., Shoja, A., Kim, E., & Wang, S.


The Computer Self-Efficacy Construct: A History of Application in Information Systems Research.

Foundations and Trends in Information Systems


Cousins, K., Esmaeilzadeh, P., Marakas, G. M., & Klein, R. (2018). Frictionless Commerce. Cutter Business Technology Journal, June, 2018. View Article

Aguirre-Urreta, M. I., R"onkk"o, M., & Marakas, G. M. (2016). Indicators: Consequences and Implications for Measurement--A Rejoinder. 170--175. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 14(4).

Sun, W., Aguirre-Urreta, M., & Marakas, G. (2016). Effectiveness of Pair Programming: Perceptions of Software Professionals. IEEE Software, 33.

Marakas, G. M., & Aguirre-Urreta, M. I. (2014). PLS and Models with Formatively-Specified Endogenous Constructs: A Cautionary Note. Information Systems Research, 25(4).

Aguirre-Urreta, M. I., & Marakas, G. M. (2012). Exploring Choice as an Antecedent to Behavior: Incorporating Alternatives into the Technology Acceptance Process. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 24(1).

Aguirre-Urreta, M. I., & Marakas, G. M. (2012). Revisiting Bias Due to Construct Misspecification: Different Results from Considering Coefficients in Standardized Form. MIS Quarterly, 36(1).

Aguirre-Urreta, M. I., & Marakas, G. M. (2010). Is It Really Gender? An Empirical Investigation into the Moderating Gender Variable in Technology Adoption. Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments, 6(2).

Lowry, P. B., Roberts, T. L., Dean, D. R., & George, M. (2009). Toward building self-sustaining groups in PCR-based tasks through implicit coordination: The case of heuristic evaluation. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 10(3).

Marakas, G. M., & Aguirre-Urreta, M. I. (2008). Comparing Conceptual Modeling Techniques: A Critical Review of the EER vs. OO Empirical Literature. The Database for Advances in Information Systems, 39(2).

Marakas, G. M., Johnson, R. D., & Clay, P. F. (2008). Formative vs. reflective measurement: A reply to Hardin, Chang, and Fuller. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9(9).

Johnson, R. D., Marakas, G. M., & Palmer, J. W. (2006). Differential social attributions toward computing technology: An empirical investigation. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64(5).

Marakas, G. M., & Elam, J. J. (1996). The role of questions in elicitation of information system requirements. Information Systems Research.


O'Brien, J. A., & Marakas, G. M. (2013). Administrac{c}~ao de sistemas de informac{c}~ao. AMGH.

O'Brien, J., & Marakas, G. M. (2012). Introduction to information systems. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

O'Brien, J. A., Marakas, G. M., & Bruijn, J. E. (2011). Leerboek ICT-toepassingen. Academic Service.

OaBrien, J. A., Marakas, G. M., & Junior, E. A. (2007). Administrac{c}~ao de sistemas de informac{c}~ao: Uma introduc{c}ao.

Marakas, G. M., & Marakas, G. M. (2006). Systems analysis and design: An active approach. McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

O'Brien, J. A., Marakas, G. M., & Others. (2006). Management information systems. McGraw-Hill Irwin.

O'Brien, J. A., & Marakas, G. M. (2005). Introduction to information systems. McGraw-Hill/Irwin New York City, USA.

Marakas, G. M. (2003). Decision support systems and megaputer. Prentice-Hall.

Marakas, G. M. (2003). Decision support systems in the 21st century. Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Marakas, G. M. (2003). Modern data warehousing, mining, and visualization: Core concepts. Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Santana, M., Marakas, G. M., & Hornik, S. (1997). An organizational learning perspective of tactics for information systems implementation: Linking process with strategy. ESAN Ediciones.

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