Associate Editor: Corey Angst

University of Notre Dame

Term: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2018


Research Background and Interests

Broadly speaking, I am interested in the role that IT plays in firms and society. The bulk of my research has focused on health information technology (HIT), but recently I have become more interested in determinants of data breaches and firms’ responses to them, including the decisions managers make related to data use. My training is primarily in behavioral research but I am comfortable with most econometric methods as well. In particular, my research focuses on:

Health IT:

  • Adoption and diffusion of electronic medical records (EMR/EHR)
  • Hospital performance and the role of HIT
  • Sequence of HIT adoption
  • Quality disclosure

Privacy, Security, and Data Breaches:

  • Behavior in the presence of privacy concerns
  • Dual Modes of persuasion, Elaboration Likelihood Model
  • Firm level determinants of data security breaches
  • Firm and managerial responses to data security breaches
  • Responsible, ethical data use

Technology implementation and use:

  • Compatibility beliefs
  • Team structure and IT use

Methodological Interests

I have used a variety of research methods in my work, including

  • Longitudinal research
  • Panel data and econometric methods
  • Survey-based field research
  • Laboratory and natural experiments
  • Qualitative research

Email: cangst@nd.edu