D.B.A., Harvard Business School
S.M., MIT Sloan School of Management
B.S.E., Princeton University
Software Project Management
Sofware Project Escalation and De-escalation
Software Project Risk
Identifying and Removing Barriers to Software Use
Keil’s research focuses on software project management, with particular emphasis on understanding and preventing software project escalation – cases in which projects seem to take on lives of their own, continuing to absorb valuable resources without ever reaching their objectives. His research is also aimed at providing better job tools for assessing software project risk and removing barriers to software use.
Keil's articles have appeared in MIS Quarterly, Sloan Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Management Information System, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Decision Support Systems and other journals. He has served as an associate editor for the MIS Quarterly and as co-editor of the DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems. He is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Keil's professional affiliations include the Academy of Management where he has served as Division Chair of the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division. He is also a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
- Tiwana, A., and Keil, M., “Functionality Risk in Information Systems Development: An Empirical
Investigation,” IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, (forthcoming).
- Rai, A., Tang, X., Brown, P., and Keil, M., “Assimilation Patterns in the Use of Electronic Procurement
Innovations: A Cluster Analysis” Information & Management, (forthcoming).
- Johnson, R., Du, S., and Keil, M., “Model Curriculum Guidelines: Do Graduate IS Project Management Courses
Conform?” Journal of Informatics Education Research, (forthcoming).
- Keil, M., and Tiwana A., “Beyond Cost: The Drivers of COTS Application Value,” IEEE Software, Vol. 22, No. 3 (May/June), 2005, pp. 64-69.
- Fichman, R., Keil, M., and Tiwana, A., “Beyond Options Valuation: ‘Options Thinking’ in IT Project Management, California Management Review, Vol. 47, No. 2 (Winter), 2005, pp. 74-96.