Avgerou, Chrisanthi

Professor Chrisanthi Avgerou  


Position held

Professor of Information Systems and Head of Group


Experience keywords:

information society policy; information systems and organisational change; information systems in developing countries; information systems innovation

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Professor Avgerou is interested in the way the implementation of information systems is associated with organisational innovation. In particular, she studies the processes of information systems and organisational change in developing countries and in the government sector. She is also interested in government policies for the Information Society and the Information Economy.


Greek [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

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Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Addo, Atta A. (2018) Developmental effects of the digital revolution In: Galliers, Robert D. and Stein, M.K, (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Business and Management: Management Information Systems. The Routledge companion series.. Routledge, London, UK.


Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Hayes, Niall and La Rovere, Renata Lèbre (2016) Growth in ICT uptake in developing countries: new users, new uses, new challenges Journal of Information Technology, 31 (4). 329-333. ISSN 0268-3962


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2013) Social mechanisms for causal explanation in social theory based IS research Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 14 (8). 399-419. ISSN 1536-9323

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Li, Boyi (2013) Relational and institutional embeddedness of Web-enabled entrepreneurial networks: case studies of netrepreneurs in China Information Systems Journal, 23 (4). 329-50. ISSN 1350-1917

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2013) Explaining trust in IT-mediated elections: a case study of e-voting in Brazil Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 14 (8). 420-451. ISSN 1536-9323

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2010) Discourses on ICT and development Information Technologies and International Development, 6 (3). 1-18. ISSN 1544-7529


Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Ganzaroli, Andrea and Poulymenakou, Angeliki and Reinhard, Nicolau (2009) Interpreting the trustworthiness of government mediated by information and communication technology: lessons from electronic voting in Brazil Information Technology for Development, 15 (2). 133-148. ISSN 0268-1101

Tanasyuk, Pavlo and Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2009) ICT and religious tradition: the case of Mount Athos. In: IFIP WG9.4 Conference, May 2009, Dubai, UAE


Willcocks, Leslie P. and Whitley, Edgar A. and Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2008) The ranking of top IS journals: a perspective from London School of Economics European Journal of Information Systems, 17 (2). 163-168. ISSN 0960-085X

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2008) Information systems in developing countries: a critical research review Journal of Information Technology, 23 (3). 133-146. ISSN 0268-3962


Mansell, Robin and Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Quah, Danny and Silverstone, Roger, eds (2007) The Oxford handbook of information and communication technologies Oxford handbooks in business and management. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199266234

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and McGrath, Kathy (2007) Power, rationality, and the art of living through socio-technical change MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 31 (2). 293-315. ISSN 0276-7783

Mansell, Robin and Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Quah, Danny and Silverstone, Roger (2007) The challenges of ICTs In: Mansell, Robin and Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Quah, Danny and Silverstone, Roger, (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1-28. ISBN 0199266239


Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Berleur, J, eds (2005) Perspectives and policies on ICT in society Springer, New York, USA. ISBN 0387255877

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and McGrath, K. (2005) Rationalities and emotions in IS innovation In: Howcroft, Debra and Trauth, Eileen M., (eds.) Handbook of Critical Information Systems Research: Theory and Application. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 299-324. ISBN 1843764784

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2005) Context-specific rationality in information systems In: Davison, Robert and Harris, Roger W. and Qureshi, Sajda and Vogel, Douglas R., (eds.) Information Systems in Developing Countries : Theory and Practice. City University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong, 41-56. ISBN 9629371103

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2005) Doing critical research in information systems: some further thoughts Information Systems Journal, 15 (2). 103-109. ISSN 1350-1917

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Madon, Shirin (2005) Information society and the digital divide problem in developing countries In: Berleur, Jacques and Avgerou, Chrisanthi, (eds.) Perspectives and Policies on Ict in Society. Springer, New York, USA, 205-218. ISBN 0387255877


Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Ciborra, Claudio and Land, Frank, eds (2004) The social study of ICT: innovation, actors and contexts Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0199253560 hb 0199253528 pb

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2004) IT as an institutional actor in developing countries In: Krishna, S. and Madon, S., (eds.) The Digital Challenge : Information Technology in the Development Context. Ashgate Publishing, London, UK, 46-62. ISBN 0754634450

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2004) The study of information technology in developing countries In: Andersen, K.V. and Vendelo, M.T., (eds.) The Past and Future of Information Systems. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinenmann, Oxford, UK, 149-162. ISBN 0750661410

Madon, Shirin and Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2004) Framing information systems studies: understanding the social context of IS innovation In: Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Ciborra, Claudio and Land, Frank, (eds.) The Social Study of Information and Communication Technology: Innovation, Actors, and Contexts. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 162-184. ISBN 9780199253524


Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Lèbre LaRovere, R, eds (2003) Information systems and the economics of innovation Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 1843760185

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2003) New socio-technical perspectives of IS innovation in organizations In: Avgerou, Chrisanthi and La Rovere, Renata Lebre, (eds.) Information Systems and the Economics of Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, 141-161. ISBN 1843760185

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2003) The link between ICT and economic growth in the discourse of development In: Korpela, Mikko and Montealegre, Ramiro and Poulymenakou, Angeliki, (eds.) Organizational Information Systems in the Context of Globalization. Springer, New York, USA, 373-386. ISBN 9781402074882


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2002) Information systems and global diversity Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 0199240779


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2001) The significance of context in information systems and organizational change Information Systems Journal, 11 (1). 43-63. ISSN 1350-1917


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2000) IT and organizational change : an institutionalist perspective Information Technology and People, 13 (4). 234-262. ISSN 0959-3845

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (2000) Information systems : what sort of science is it? Omega, 28 (5). 567-579. ISSN 0305-0483

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Walsham, Geoff (2000) Information technology in context: Studies from the perspective of developing countries University of North London voices in development management. Ashgate, London, UK. ISBN 9780754614807


Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Siemer-Matravers, Julika and Bjorn-Andersen, Niels (1999) The academic field of information systems in Europe European Journal of Information Systems, 8 (2). 136-153. ISSN 0960-085X


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1998) How can IT enable economic growth in developing countries? Information Technology for Development, 8 (1). 15-28. ISSN 0268-1102

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Cornford, T. (1998) Developing information systems: concepts, issues and practice 2nd, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333732311


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1996) Studying the socio-economic context of information systems. In: 2nd ACIS, August 1996, Phoenix, USA

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1996) How does PhD research in information systems differ across countries. In: ECIS 1996: European Conference on Information Systems, 2 - 4 July 1996, Lisbon, Portugal

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Cornford, Tony and Mossialos, Elias (1996) Information systems for the management of medical drug use: a European perspective Information Infrastructure and Policy, 5 (3). 205-216. ISSN 1383-7605

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Mulira, N. (1996) A study of a university admission system in Uganda In: Roche, Edward Mozley and Blaine, Michael James, (eds.) Information Technology, Development and Policy: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Challenges. Avebury, Aldershot, UK, 229-245. ISBN 9781859722343

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1996) How can IT enable developing countries to integrate into the global economy? In: Palvia, Prashant and Palvia, Shailendra and Roche, Edward Mozley, (eds.) Global Information Technology and Systems Management. Information Technology Series. Ivy League Publishing, New York, 147-167. ISBN 0964838206


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1995) Panel on information systems and public administration reform. In: ECIS '95, June 1995, Athens, Greece

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1995) Evaluating information systems by consultation and negotiation International Journal of Information Management, 15 (6). 427-436. ISSN 0268-4012

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Cornford, Tony (1995) Limitations of information systems theory and practice: a case for pluralism In: Falkenberg, E. D. and Hesse, W and Olive, A, (eds.) Information System Concepts: Towards a Consolidation of Views. Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 130-143. ISBN 9780412639500

Volkow, Natalia and Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1995) The role of information technology in developing countries in the process of globalisation In: Odedra-Straub, Mayuri and Okot-Uma, Rogers W'O. and Cyranek, Gunther, (eds.) Implications for Developing Countries. Information technology & globalization. Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK, 52-65. ISBN 9780850924404

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Cornford, Tony and Poulymenakou, Angeliki (1995) The challenge of BPR to the information systems profession New Technology, Work and Employment, 10 (2). 132-141. ISSN 0268-1072

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1995) Transferability of information technology and organisational practices. In: International Federation for Information Processing, Working Group 9.4, January 1995, Cairo, Egypt


Madon, Shirin and Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1993) Development, self determination and information In: Beardon, Colin and Whitehouse, Diane, (eds.) Computers and Society: Citizenship in the Information Age. Intelect Books Ltd., Oxford, UK, 120-137. ISBN 9781871516418

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Doukidis, Georgios (1993) Information systems in Greece: the need for context related research European Journal of Information Systems, 2 (2). 69-75. ISSN 0960-085X

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Cornford, Tony (1993) A review of the methodologies movement Journal of Information Technology, 8 (4). 277-286. ISSN 0268-3962

Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Cornford, T (1993) Developing information systems: concepts, issues and practice Information systems series (1st). 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333732311

Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1993) Information systems for development planning International Journal of Information Management, 13 (4). 260-273. ISSN 0268-4012


Avgerou, Chrisanthi and Land, Frank (1992) Examining the appropriateness of information technology In: Bhatnagar, Subhash C. and Odedra-Straub, Mayuri, (eds.) Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries. Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, India, 26-42. ISBN 9780074620403


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1991) Information systems planning in social administration Informatization and the Public Sector, 1 (1). 59-73. ISSN 0925-5052


Avgerou, Chrisanthi (1987) The applicability of software engineering in information systems development Information and Management, 13 (3). 135-142. ISSN 0378-7206

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