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Richard L. Baskerville

Regents’ Professor and Board of Advisors Professor    

Ph.D., London School of Economics
M.Sc., London School of Economics
B.S., University of Maryland

  • security and privacy of information systems

Baskerville is Board of Advisors Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems. His research specializes in security of information systems, methods of information systems design and development, and the interaction of information systems and organizations. His interests in methods extend to qualitative research methods and the design science research paradigm.

Baskerville is the author of Designing Information Systems Security (J. Wiley) and more than 200 articles in scholarly journals, practitioner magazines, and edited books. He is co-editor of The European Journal of Information Systems, and associated with the editorial boards of The Information Systems Journal and The Journal of Database Management.

Baskerville’s practical and consulting experience includes advanced information system designs for the U.S. Defense and Energy Departments. He is chair of the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group (IFIP WG) on Information Systems Security Research. He is a former chair of the Department, and of the IFIP WG on Information Systems and Organizations, a Chartered Engineer under the British Engineering Council (CEng), a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), a member of The British Computer Society (MBCS) and Certified Computer Professional by the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (CCP).

Baskerville holds degrees from the University of Maryland (B.S. summa cum laude, Management), and the London School of Economics, University of London (M.Sc., Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems, Ph.D., Systems Analysis).

  • Pries-Heje, J., & Baskerville, R. (2016). The Translation and Adaptation of Agile Methods: A Discourse of Fragmentation and Articulation. Information Technology & People.
  • Venable, J., Pries-Heje, J., & Baskerville, R. (2016). FEDS: A Framework for Evaluation in Design Science Research. European Journal Information Systems 25(1), 77-89.
  • Kim, Jonathan, Park, Eunhee, & Baskerville, Richard. (2016). A Model of Emotion and Computer Abuse. Information & Management, 53(1), 91-108.
  • Baskerville, Richard, Kaul, Mala, & Storey, Veda. (2015). Genres of Inquiry in Design-Science Research: Justification and Evaluation of Knowledge Production. MIS Quarterly 39(3), 541-564.
  • Lee, J. S., Baskerville, R., & Pries-Heje, J. (2015). The Creativity Passdown Effect: Applying Design Theory in Creating Instance Design. Information Technology & People 28(3), 529-543.
  • Baskerville, R. L., & Myers, M. D. (2015). Design ethnography in information systems. Information Systems Journal, 25(1), 23–46.
  • Lee, A. S., Thomas, M., & Baskerville, R. L. (2015). Going back to basics in design science: from the information technology artifact to the information systems artifact. Information Systems Journal, 25(1), 5-21.
  • Dulipovici, Alina, & Baskerville, Richard. (2015). An Eduction Model of Disciplinary Emergence: The Ripples of Knowledge Management. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 13(2), 115-133.
  • Baskerville, R., Park, E., & Kim, J. (2014). An Emote Opportunity Model of Computer Abuse. Information Technology & People, 27(2), 155-181 (Winner of the 2015 Literati Club Highly Commended Award.)
  • Baskerville, R., Spagnoletti, P., & Kim, J. (2014). Incident-Centered Information Security: Managing a Strategic Balance between Prevention and Response. Information & Management, 51(1), 138-151.
  • Pries-Heje, J., Venable, J., & Baskerville, R. (2014). RMF4DSR: A Risk Management Framework for Design Science Research. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 26(1), 57-82.
  • Raymond, B., & Baskerville, R. (2014). Generative Control Theory for Information Security. Journal of Information System Security 10(1) 41-77.
  • Mellis, W., Loebbecke, C., & Baskerville, R. (2013). Requirements Uncertainty in Contract Software Development Projects. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 53(3), pp. 97-108.
  • Crossler, R. E., Johnston, A. C., Lowry, P. B., Hu, Q., Warkentin, M., & Baskerville, R. (2013). Future Directions for Behavioral Information Security Research. Computers & Security, 32(1), 90-101.
  • Lee, A. S., & Baskerville, R. L. (2012). Conceptualizing Generalizability: New Contributions and a Reply. MIS Quarterly, 36(3), 749-761.
  • Venable, J., & Baskerville, R. (2012). Eating our own Cooking: Toward a More Rigorous Design Science of Research Methods. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 10(2), 144-153.
  • Baskerville, R., Pries-Heje, J., & Madsen, S. (2011). Post-agility: What follows a decade of agility? Information and Software Technology, 53 (5) 543-555.
  • Myers, M.D., Baskerville, R.L., Gill, G., and Ramiller, N. (2011) “Setting Our Research Agendas: Institutional Ecology, Informing Sciences, or Management Fashion Theory?,” Communications of the AIS (28) Article 23, p. 1-18
  • Walsh, I., & Baskerville, R. (2010). Managing Culture Creep: Toward a Strategic Model of User IT Culture. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 19 (4), 257-280.
  • Baskerville, R., & Pries-Heje, J. (2010). Explanatory Design Theory. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 2(5), 271-282. A German language translation appears as Baskerville, R., & Pries-Heje, J. (2010). Erklärende Designtheorie Wirtschaftsinformatik, 52(5), 259-271.
  • Baskerville, R. L. (2010). Knowledge lost and found: a commentary on Allen Lee’s ‘retrospect and prospect’. Journal of Information Technology 25(4), 350-351.
  • Ramesh, B., Cao, L., & Baskerville, R. (2010). Agile Requirements Engineering Practices and Challenges: An Empirical Study. Information Systems Journal 20 (5) pp. 449-480.
  • Baskerville, R., Cavallari, M., Hjort-Madsen, K., Pries-Heje, J., Sorrentino, M., & Virili, F. (2010). The strategic value of SOA: A comparative case study in the banking sector. International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 9(1), 30-53.
  • Baskerville, R.L., and Myers, M.D. (2009) Fashion Waves in Information Systems Research and Practice, MIS Quarterly 33(4), p. 647-662.
  • Baskerville, R. L., & Myers, M. D. (2009). Commentary on Gill and Bhattacherjee: Is There an Informing Crisis? MIS Quarterly, 33(4), 663-665.
  • Pries-Heje, J., & Baskerville, R. (2008). The design theory nexus. MIS Quarterly, 32(4), 731-755.
  • Lyytinen, K., Baskerville, R., Iivari, J., & Te’eni, D. (2007). Why the old world cannot publish? Overcoming challenges in publishing high-impact IS research. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(4), 317-326.
  • Dulipovici, A., & Baskerville, R. (2007). Conflicts between privacy and property: The discourse in personal and organizational knowledge. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 16 (2) 187-213.
  • Baskerville, R., & Nandhakumar, J. (2007). Activating and Perpetuating Virtual Teams: Now That We’re Mobile, Where Do We Go? IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 50 (1), 17-34.
  • Baskerville, R., Pawlowski, S., & McLean, E. (2006). Enterprise Resource Planning and Organizational Knowledge: Patterns of Convergence and Divergence (Les systèmes ERP et la connaissance organisationnelle: schémas de convergence et de divergence) Systèmes d’Information et Management, 11(4).
  • Siponen, M., Baskerville, R., & Heikka, J. (2006). A Design Theory for Secure Information Systems Design Methods. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 7 (11) 725-770.
  • Baskerville, R., Ramesh, B., Levine, L., & Pries-Heje, J. (2006). Pros and Cons of Six Key Practices in High-Speed Software Development IT Professional, 8(4), 29-36.
  • Baskerville, R., & Dulipovici, A. (2006). The Theoretical Foundations of Knowledge Management. Knowledge Management Research & Practice 4 (2), pp. 83-105. (Recognized in 2015 as a citations classic in in the knowledge management field, see Serenko, A., & Dumay, J. Citation classics published in knowledge management journals. Part I: articles and their characteristics. Journal of Knowledge Management, 19:2, 401-431.) Reprinted as The theoretical foundations of knowledge management in The Essentials of Knowledge Management (2015) John S. Edwards (ed) London: Palgrave.
  • Nandhakumar, J., & Baskerville, R. (2006). Durability of Online Teamworking: Patterns of Trust. Information Technology & People 19 (4), pp. 371-389. (Winner of 2007 Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award.)
  • Slaughter, S., Levine, L., Ramesh, B., Pries-Heje, J., & Baskerville, R. (2006). Aligning Software Processes with Strategy. MIS Quarterly, 30(4), 891-918.
  • Baskerville, R. (2006). Hacker Wars: E-Collaboration By Vandals and Warriors. International Journal of e-Collaboration, 2(1), 1-16 (Winner of the 2006 IJeC Best Article Award).

  • Pries-Heje, J., Baskerville, R., Levine, L., & Ramesh, B. (2005). The High Speed Balancing Game: How Software Companies Cope with Internet Speed. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 16, 11-54.
  • Im, G., & Baskerville, R. (2005). A Longitudinal Study Of Information System Threat Categories: The Enduring Problem Of Human Error. The Database for Advances in Information Systems, 36 (4), pp. 68-79.
  • Pries-Heje, J., Baskerville, R., & Hansen, G. I. (2005). Strategy Models for Enabling Offshore Outsourcing: Russian Short-Cycle-Time Software Development. Journal of IT for Development, 11(1), 5-30.
  • Baskerville, R. (2005). Warfare: A Comparative Framework for Business Information Security. Journal of Information Systems Security, 1(1), 23-50.
  • Baskerville, R., & Pries-Heje, J. (2004). Short Cycle Time Systems Development. Information Systems Journal, 14(2), 237-264.
  • Baskerville, R. (2003). The LEO principle: perspectives on 50 years of business computing. The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 12(4), 255-263.
  • Lee, A. S., & Baskerville, R. L. (2003). Generalizing Generalizability In Information Systems Research. Information Systems Research, 14(3), pp. 221-243.
  • Baskerville, R., Levine, L., Pries-Heje, J., Ramesh, B., & Slaughter, S. (2003). Is Internet-speed software development different? IEEE Software, 20(6), pp. 70-77.
  • Baskerville, R., & Pries-Heje, J. (2003). Diversity In Modeling Diffusion Of Information Technology. The Journal of Technology Transfer, 28(3-4), pp. 251-264.
  • Baskerville, R., & Portougal, V. (2003). A Possibility Theory Framework for Security Evaluation in National Infrastructure Protection. Journal of Database Management, 14(2), 1-13.
  • Baskerville, R., & Siponen, M. (2002). An Information Security Meta-policy for Emergent Organizations. Journal of Logistics Information Management, 15(5/6), 337-346. (Winner of the 2003 Literati Club Highly Commended Award.)
  • Ramesh, B., Pries-Heje, J., & Baskerville, R. (2002). Internet Software Engineering: A Different Class of Processes. In Y. Wang & A. Bryant (Eds.), Annals of Software Engineering: Process-Based Software Engineering (Vol. 14, pp. 169-195). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Baskerville, R., & Myers, M. (2002). Information Systems as a Reference Discipline. MIS Quarterly, 26(1), pp. 1-14.
  • Ives, B., Valacich, J. S., Watson, R. T., Zmud, R. W., Alavi, M., Baskerville, R., et al. (2002 ). What Every Business Student Needs to Know About Information Systems. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 9(Article 30).
  • Baskerville, R., Levine, L., Pries-Heje, J., Ramesh, B., & Slaughter, S. (2001). How Internet Software Companies Negotiate Quality. IEEE Computer, 34(5), 51-57.
  • Avison, D., Baskerville, R., & Myers, M. (2001). Controlling Action Research Projects. Information Technology and People, 14(1), 28-45.
  • Baskerville, R., & Pries-Heje, J. (2001). A Multiple-Theory Analysis of a Diffusion of Information Technology Case. Information Systems Journal, 11(3), 181-212.
  • Stewart, K. A., Baskerville, R., Storey, V. C., Senn, J. A., Raven, A., & Long, C. (2000). Confronting the Assumptions Underlying the Management of Knowledge: An Agenda for Understanding and Investigating Knowledge Management. The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 31(4), 41-53.
  • Truex, D., Baskerville, R., and Travis, J. (2000) “Amethodical Systems Development: The Deferred Meaning of Systems Development Methods.” Accounting, Management and Information Technology, 10, 53-79.