Stephanie Watts

Associate Professor, Information Systems
  • Phone 617-358-2330
  • Office 645
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

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Associate Professor Stephanie Watts has over 25 refereed journal publications and many conference proceedings and presentations. Her Google Scholar CItation Count is 3525 and growing. Her research began at the intersection of Social Psychology and Information Systems, with a focus on how the interaction of these domains affects both individual cognition and organizational processes. Her research then moved toward the intersection of Corporate Social Responsibility and Information Systems, where she has also published a number of papers. He teaching has mirrored this trajectory, beginning in the Information Systems domain and then moving into Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics, both at the Kilichand Honors College and at the Questrom School of Business. Her research has been cited numerous time in the popular and business press.

  • DBA, Boston University, 1998
  • MS, Boston University School of Management, 1991
  • BA, Brown University, 1984
  • Watts, S. (2022). "Current Challenges of Women in Male-dominated Workplaces: Preparing our Female Graduates for Jobs in IT and Finance. In preparation for submission to Academy of Management Learning and Education.",
  • Watts, S., Giddens, L. (2020). Credibility Assessment for Sustainable Consumption: A Laboratory Study.. In Gerald, Aranof. (Eds.), "Business and Economy: Recent Updates.", Vide Leaf
  • Watts, S. (2017). Designing Sustainability Reporting Systems to Maximize Dynamic Stakeholder Agility: The Role of CSR. In Satinder, Dhiman., Joan, Marques. (Eds.), "Handbook of Engaged Sustainability", Springer 27-51
  • Watts, S. (2017). "The State of Corporate America", Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, 6 (4), 26-27
  • Watts, S. (2017). "Demand-side e-waste reduction: Millennials' attitudes towards laptop replacement",
  • Watts, S., Giddens, L. (2017). "Credibility assessment for sustainable consumption: A laboratory study", Cogent Business and Management, 4 (1), 59-59
  • Watts, S., Seidel, S. (2017). "The Sustainability Imperative in Information Systems Research", Communications of the AIS, 40 (3)
  • Watts, S. (2016). "Electronic Integration of CSR Reporting Systems for Stakeholder Responsiveness",
  • Watts, S. (2015). "Corporate sustainability ratings databases: Maximizing perceived content usefulness", Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Watts, S. (2015). "Corporate social responsibility reporting platforms: Enabling transparency for accountability", Information Technology and Management, 16 (1), 19-35
  • Watts, S. (2015). "Application of Dual-process Theory to Information Systems: Current and Future Research Directions", Foundations and Trends® in Information Systems, 1 (2), 69-162
  • Watts, S. (2014). "Corporate Social Responsibility: Closing the Gap between Practice and Business School Education", Journal of the Academy for Advancement of Business Research, II (1), 147-157
  • Watts, S. (2011). "Mobile Technology-mediated Ethical Consumption: Cognitive Processes and Technical Design Choices", Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Conference
  • Watts, S. (2011). "Mobile Applications for Ethical Consumption: Metrics and Frameworks", Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Eco-Informatics (SOTICS)
  • Watts, S., Wyner, G. (2011). "Designing and theorizing the adoption of mobile technology-mediated ethical consumption tools", Information Technology and People, 24 (3), 257-280