Divinus Oppong Tawiah

PhD Student, Information Systems
Contact Information
Email address: 
divinus.oppong-tawiah [at] mail.mcgill.ca

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5

  • 2014 Queen’s University, Canada
    Smith School of Business
    MSc. Management Information Systems.
  • 2010 University of Ghana
    University of Ghana Business School
    MBA. Management Information Systems.
  • 2005 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana
    College of Engineering
    BSc (Hons.) Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
Information Systems
Teaching areas: 

2017 (Winter)
Instructor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

INSY 442 BusinessIntel&DataAnalytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Teaching Assistant, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

INSY 652 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt IS 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 336 DataHandl&Coding for Analytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 446 DataMiningforBusinessAnalytics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MCGR 331 Course not available

Curriculum vitae: 
PhD Student
Research areas: 
Business Analytics & IT
Design Science
Digital Platforms
Online Communities & Identity Dynamics
Persuasion & Gamification Systems
Selected publications: 

Oppong-Tawiah, D., Webster, J., Staples, S., Cameron, A.-F., Ortiz de Guinea, A., & Tam,
H. (2019). “Developing a Gamified Mobile Application to Encourage Sustainable
Energy Use in the Office,” Journal of Business Research, Special Issue on Theoretical
Perspectives and Applications of Gamification in Business Contexts,
in press.

Oppong-Tawiah, D., & Chan, Y. (2017). “The Influence of IT and Knowledge Capabilities on the
Survival of University IT Startups,” International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship,
3(2), 150-172.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • 2018 ICIS Doctoral Consortium (ICIS 2018) Selected Participant.
  • 2017 OCIS Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management (AOM 2017) Fellow
  • 2017 Best Reviewer Award, 27th Special Interest Group on Adoption & Diffusion of Information Technology (SIGADIT 2017) at ICIS 2017 Seoul, South Korea.
  • 2014 Best Paper Award, Information Systems Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC 2014), Muskoka, Ontario.
  • 2014 Lifetime Membership Award, International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, Queen’s University Chapter.
  • 2014 – 2019 Greville Smith Fellowship, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.
  • 2013 – 2014 Graduate Fellowship, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Academy of Management Meetings (AOM 2016)
  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2017)
  • AIS SIG in Diffusion & Adoption of Information Technology (SIGADIT 2015)
  • Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research (SCECR 2018)
  • Workshop on Information Systems & Economics (WISE 2018)
Current research: 

Dissertation Title: “Platforms are Social Institutions: Three Essays on Socialized Governance of Digital Platforms as New Organizing Forms”
Dissertation Committee: Geneviève Bassellier (Chair), Alain Pinsonneault, Jui Ramaprasad, Ryad Titah (HEC Montreal)