Jason Bennett Thatcher

Honorary Professor

Nottingham University Business School China
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University of Nottingham Ningbo China


199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China


PhD, Business Administration with a specialty in Information Systems, Florida State University

MPA, Florida State University

BS, Political Science, University of Utah

BA, History, University of Utah


Dr Thatcher is the Stauffer Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems. He joins the Leeds School of Business from Temple University where he served as the Milton F. Stauffer Professor of Information Systems. He has also worked at the Culverhouse College of Business at University of Alabama, where he was the MIS Endowed Faculty Fellow. Prior to Alabama, Thatcher was a Trevilian Fellow in the College of Business at Clemson University.

Thatcher studies individual decision-making, strategic alignment and workforce issues as they relate to the effective application of information technologies in organizations. His more recent projects focused on how access to new forms of information shape the effectiveness of firm policies tied to cyber security, social media, and digital platforms. He has been ranked (or tied for) the most productive scholar on the Association for Information Senior Scholar Journal list three times.

Thatcher has been published in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Information Systems and others. He serves as a senior editor at Information Systems Research, a senior editor at the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and is a past Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly. He has also served as the president of the Association for Information Systems and conference chair for the Americas Conference n Information Systems.

Thatcher earned both his PhD in Business Administration and Master in Public Administration from Florida State University, where he was named a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Utah, where he was named a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Research interests

  • Social Media
  • IT workforce
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Upper Echelons


  1. Gruelich, M., Lins, Sebastian, Pienta, D., Thatcher, J. B., & Sunyaev, A. (Forthcoming). Exploring Contrasting Effects of Trust in Organizational Security Practices and Protective Structures on Employees’ Security-Related Precaution Taking. Information Systems Research.
  2. Roth, P., Shan, G., Bobko, P., Roth, R., Ferrise, E., & Thatcher, J. B. (Forthcoming). Doxing, Political Affiliation, and Type of Information: Effect on Hiring Related Judgments and the Interaction with Political Party Similarity. Journal of Applied Psychology.
  3. Wang, Q., Jiang, S., Pienta, D., Ngai, E., & Thatcher, J. B. (Forthcoming). Cybersecurity Breaches and Firm Valuation: An Empirical Study in China. Journal of Management Information Systems.
  4. Pflügner, K., Maier, C., Mattke, J., Thatcher, J. B., & Weitzel, T. (Forthcoming). Deconstructing Technostress: A Configurational Approach to Explaining Job Burnout and Job Performance. MIS Quarterly.
  5. Susarla, A., Gopal, A., Thatcher, J. B., & Sarker, S. (2023). The Janus Effect of Generative AI: Charting the Path for Responsible Conduct of Scholarly Activities in Information Systems. Information Systems Research, 42(2). https://doi.org/10.1287/isre.2023.ed.v34.n2
  6. Maier, C., Laumer, S., Thatcher, J. B., Wirth, J., & Weitzel, T. (2022). Trial-Period Technostress: A Conceptual Definition and Mixed-Methods Investigation. Information Systems Research, 30(2), 489-514. https://doi.org/10.1287/isre.2021.1047
  7. Compeau, D., Correia, J., & Thatcher, J. B. (2022). When Constructs Become Obsolete: A Systematic Approach to Evaluating and Updating Constructs for Information Systems Research. MIS Quarterly, 46(2). http://10.25300/MISQ/2022/15516
  8. Salge, C., Karahanna, E., & Thatcher, J. B. (2022). Algorithmic Processes of Social Alertness and Social Transmission: How Bots Disseminate Information on Twitter. MIS Quarterly. http://10.25300/MISQ/2021/15598
  9. Li, J., Li, M., Wang, X., & Thatcher, J. B. (2021). Implementing AI Orientation in Firms: The Effect of the CIO and Board of Directors. MIS Quarterly, 45(3), 1603-1643. http://10.2533/MISQ/2021/16523
  10. Wong, R., Cheung, C., Xiao, S., & Thatcher, J. B. (2021). Standing Up or standing By: Understanding Bystanders’ Proactive Reporting Responses to Online Harassment. Information Systems Research, 32(2), 561-581. https://doi.org/10.1287/isre.2020.0983SA

Conference presentations

  1. Johnson, R.J., Pullin, J., and Thatcher, J. B. (2024). Understanding Internet Self-Efficacy in a Post-Adoption World: A Meta-Analysis. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Waikiki, HI.
  2. Gussek, L., Thatcher, J.B., Wiesche, M. (2024). Bad Client Feedback on Digital Labor Platforms: How Freelancers Navigate the Peril Posed by Negative Reviews on Upwork. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Waikiki, HI.
  3. Shan, G., Pienta, D., & Thatcher, J. B. (2024). Investigating the Relative Impact of Generative AI vs. Humans on Voluntary Knowledge Contributions. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Waikiki, HI.
  4. Kwon, Y., Pienta, D., Roth, P., & Thatcher, J. B. (2024). Unraveling the Dilemma of Stigma Disclosure: The Implications of Social Media and Stigma Discovery on Hiring. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Waikiki, HI.
  5. Shan, G., Pu, W., Thatcher, J. B., & Roth, P. (2024). How Doxing on Social Media Leads to Social Stigma and Dignity Threats. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Waikiki, HI.
  6. Shan, G., Pienta, D., & Thatcher, J. B. (2023). Investigating the Relative Impact of Generative AI vs. Humans on Voluntary Knowledge. In Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems and Technology.
  7. Hoenemann, K., Konopka, B., Thatcher, J. B., & Weische, M. (2023). Designing a User-Metaverse Interface for the Industrial-Metaverse. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems. Hyderabad, India.
  8. Shan, G., Wattal, S., & Thatcher, J. B. (2023). Does Anonymizing Users' Identity Affect Fact-checking Contributions on Social Media Platforms? A Multi-Method Study. In Platform Strategy Research Symposium. Boston, MA.
  9. French, A., Pettinen, J., Sanabria, G., Larsen, K., & Thatcher, J. B. (2023). Generative AI and the Future of Technology: 2030 and Beyond. In Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems. Panama City, Panama.
  10. Kernstock, P., Przybilla, L., Thatcher, J.B., & Krcmar, H. (2023). Can't Get No Satisfaction? - The Case for Broadening Information Systems Research on E-Commerce. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science. Maui, HI.