Academic Profile

Anand Gopal is the President's Chair of Information Systems and Innovation at Nanyang Business School. Previously, he served as the Dean's Professor of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His research interests are broadly in technology platforms, contracts and entrepreneurship. He has specific projects in technology-based entrepreneurship, secondary markets for tech products, mobile platforms and healthcare.

He has also worked for two years with PRTM (later acquired by PwC), a strategy and operations consulting firm specializing in the high-tech sector.

His work has been covered in the media by outlets like the New York Times, Forbes, the Boston Globe, and online sites like Phys.Org and ValueWalk.


M.S.I.A, Ph.D, Information Systems, Tepper School of Business (G.S.I.A), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

M.S., Information Systems, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

M.Sc (Tech), BITS Pilani, India
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Dr Anandasivam Gopal
President's Chair in Information Systems and Innovation, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Information Technology & Operations Management
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Information Technology & Operations Management

Digital platforms and strategies
Entrepreneurship and Innovation, with a focus on the high-tech sector
Technology-based services
Sustainability and secondary markets for technology products
  • President’s Chair in Information Systems and Innovation

  • Women in STEM Fields – Participation, Wages, and The Role of Ambiguity Aversion
  • K. Kim, J. Lee, and A. Gopal. 2021. “Soft but Strong: Software-Based Innovation, Product Market Competition, and Value Creation in the IT Hardware Industry”, Forthcoming, MIS Quarterly

  • A. Alhauli, A. Gopal, and W. Elmaghraby. 2021. “Adverse Selection in B2B Secondary Market Online Auctions for IT Equipment: An Empirical Analysis”, Forthcoming, MIS Quarterly

  • J. Mejia, S. Mankad, and A. Gopal. 2020. “Service Quality Using Text Mining: Measurement and Consequences”, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.

  • J. Mejia, A. Gopal and M. Trusov. 2020. “Deal or No Deal? Competition, Online Daily Deals and Consumer Quality Perceptions”. Information Systems Research 31, no. 4. 1087-1106

  • Lee, D., Gopal, A. and Park, S.H., 2020. “Different but Equal? A Field Experiment on the Impact of Recommendation Systems on Mobile and Personal Computer Channels in Retail”, Information Systems Research 31, no. 3. 892-912

  • Gopal, A., Karmegam, S.R., Koka, B.R. and Rand, W.M., 2020. “Is the Grass Greener? On the Strategic Implications of Moving Along the Value Chain for IT Service Providers.” Information Systems Research Vol.31, 1. 148-175

  • Mejia, Jorge, S. Mankad, and A. Gopal. 2019. "A for Effort? Using the Crowd to Identify Moral Hazard in New York City Restaurant Hygiene Inspections." Information Systems Research Vol. 30, 4. 1363-1386

  • Y. Pan, P. Huang and A. Gopal. 2019. “Storm Clouds on the Horizon? New Entry Threats and R&D Investments in the U.S. IT Industry”. Information Systems Research. Vol. 30, 2. 540–562

  • B. Greenwood, Ritu Agarwal, Rajshree Agarwal and A. Gopal. 2019. “The Role of Individual and Organizational Expertise in Adoption of New Practices”. Organization Science. Vol. 30, 1. 191-213

  • S. Mankad, S. Hu, and A. Gopal. 2018. “Single Stage Prediction with Embedded Topic Modeling of Online Reviews for Mobile App Management”. Annals of Applied Statistics. Vol. 12, 4. 2279-2311

  • Y. Pan, P. Huang, and A. Gopal. 2018. “New Entry Threats and Firm Performance in the IT Industry: The Moderating Role of Board Independence”. MIS Quarterly. Vol. 42, 3. Pp. 979-1000

  • W. Elmaghraby, A. Gopal and A. Pilehvar. 2018. "Starting Prices in Liquidation Auctions for IT Equipment: Evidence from Field Experiments". Production and Operations Management. Vol. 27, 11. Pp. 1906-1927

  • A. Gopal and B. Greenwood. 2017. “Traders, Guns, and Money: The Effects of Mass Shootings on Stock Prices of Firearm Manufacturers in the U.S”. PLOS-ONE. Vol. 12, 5: e0177720.

  • B. Greenwood and A. Gopal. 2017. “Ending the Mending Wall: Herding, Media Coverage, and Co-Location in IT Entrepreneurship”, MIS Quarterly. Vol 41, 3. Pp. 989-1007

  • Y. Qiu, A. Gopal and I. Hann. 2017. “Logic Pluralism in Mobile Platform Ecosystems: A Study of Indie App Developers on the iOS App Store”. Information Systems Research. Vol. 28, 2. Pp. 225-249

  • B. Greenwood, Ritu Agarwal, Rajshree Agarwal and A. Gopal. 2017. “The When and Why of Abandonment: The Effect of Organizational Incentives on Technology Lifecycles”, Management Science. Vol. 63, 9. Pp. 2948-2966