Sunil Mithas

Sunil Mithas

World Class Scholar/Professor
Room: CIS 2061
Phone: (240) 780-2595

Sunil Mithas is a World Class Scholar and professor with the Muma College of Business' Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department. Mithas has taught at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and has held visiting positions at the University of Mannheim in Germany and in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.

He is the author of the books "Digital Intelligence: What Every Smart Manager Must Have for Success in an Information Age" and "Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars: How to Excel, Innovate, and Transform Your Organization the Tata Way." Identified as an MSI Young Scholar by the Marketing Science Institute, Mithas is a frequent speaker at industry events for senior leaders. He has worked on research or consulting assignments with organizations such as A.T. Kearney, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, the Social Security Administration and the Tata Group.

He earned his PhD from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an engineering degree from IIT, Roorkee.

Recent Research

  • Saldanha, T., Sahaym, A., Mithas, S., Andrade Rojas, M. G., Kathuria, A., and Lee, H.-H. 2019. "Turning Globalization Liabilities Into Assets: IT-enabled Social Integration Capacity and Exploratory Innovation," Information Systems Research (Forthcoming)
  • Park, Y., and Mithas, S. 2019. "Organized Complexity of Digital Business Strategy: A Configurational Perspective," MIS Quarterly (Forthcoming)
  • Kude, T., Mithas, S., Schmidt, C. T., and Heinzl, A. 2019. "How Pair Programming Influences Team Performance: The Role of Backup Behavior, Shared Mental Models, and Task Novelty," Information Systems Research (Forthcoming)
  • Whitaker, J., Mithas, S., and Liu, C.-W. 2019. "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: Toward a Contextual Understanding of Compensation for IT Professionals Within and Across Geographies," Information Systems Research (30:3), pp. 892-911
  • Foerderer, J., Kude, T., Mithas, S., and Heinzl, A. 2018. "Does Platform Owner's Entry Crowd Out Innovation? Evidence from Google Photos," Information Systems Research (29:2) ), pp. 444-460


  • Founder and co-chair, Digital Innovations, Transformation and Society Conference at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi, 2018
  • Program committee member, INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, 2018
  • Faculty mentor, Service Science Section, PhD Consortium at INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Session chair and discussant, WISE Conference, 2018