Ashley Bush


CV (pdf)

Contact me:

Florida State University
Rovetta Business Bldg, 510
P.O. Box 3061110
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110
abush @

About me

I am an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the Management Department of the College of Business at Florida State University. Before joining FSU in 2002, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.


My research focus lies at the intersection of information systems (IS) strategy and systems development with a focus on three interrelated themes: (1) interorganizational systems, (2) digital knowledge networks, and (3) IS outsourcing. My work has appeared in journals such as Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Communications of the ACM, and others.

Representative journal publications:

"Platform Evolution: Coevolution of Platform Architecture, Governance, and Environmental Dynamics," (2010), ISR

"Complementarities Between Product Design Modularity and IT Infrastructure Flexibility in IT-Enabled Supply Chains," (2010), IEEE TEM

"A Comparison of Transaction Cost, Agency, and Knowledge-based Predictors of IT Outsourcing Decisions: A US-Japan Cross-Cultural Field Study," (2007), JMIS

"Recalibrating Demand-Supply Chains for the Digital Economy," (2007), Systemes d'Information et Management

"Continuance in Expertise-sharing Networks: A Social Perspective," (2005), IEEE TEM

Complete list of publications or CV (pdf)


I collaborate with a variety of researchers including Arun Rai on IT-enabled supply chains and interorganizational systems, Amrit Tiwana on digital knowledge networks and IS outsourcing, Mark Keil on perceptions of risk in IT project development, Shuai-fu Lin on IT capabilities, Zhen Zhu on e-supply chain capabilities, and others in my work.

My research on interfirm outsourcing networks was funded by Japan's Strategic Software Research consortium (sponsored by corporations such as Hitachi, Toshiba, IBM Japan, Mitsubishi, and Fujitsu). I've presented my research to industry and academic audiences in Japan and the United States.


I teach in our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. My teaching at the doctoral level pertains to IT management of interorganizational systems and digital knowledge networks. In our online graduate program, I teach a course on e-business. My undergraduate teaching focuses primarily on e-commerce. I also teach an introductory MIS course for non-majors. I taught courses on database management and Java programming while at Georgia State University.

I serve as the doctoral advisor of our MIS Ph.D. program at FSU. I also currently serve as the advisor to our online MS in MIS program.