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Gregory Dawson

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Accountancy

Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 873606
Tempe, AZ 85287-3606

Phone: 602-908-1915
Fax: 480-965-8392
Email: Gregory.Dawson@asu.edu
Gregory Dawson

Professional Experience
2008 - present, School of Accountancy / Department of Information Systems, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

2002 - 2008, Director, Gartner

1992 - 2002, Partner/Manager/Senior Consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

PhD, University of Georgia, 2008

BBA, James Madison University

Research Areas
Professional services, analytics, cybersecurity


Winner, W. P. Carey Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (full time MBA program), 2014 - 2015

Nominee, Centennial Professorship Award (university wide undergraduate), 2014 - 2015

Winner, John W. Teets Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2011 - 2012

Finalist, John W. Teets Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, W. P. Carey School of Business, 2010 - 2011

MIS Teacher of the Year, University of Georgia, Society for Management Information Systems (SMIS), 2007 - 2008

Distinguished Service Alumni, James Madison University, 2000

Representative Publications - Practitioner

Desouza, K.C. and Dawson, G.S., (2016) “Modernizing public sector IT management”, Brookings Institution, May 2, 2016

Desouza, K.C. and Dawson, G.S., (2016) “These ideas need to be retired: Technology practices that are stifling public sector success”, Brookings Institution, January 29, 2016

Dawson, G.S., (2016) “Idea to retire: The rock star chief information officer”, Brookings Institution, February 10, 2016

Fedorschak, K., Desouza, K.C. and Dawson, G.S., (2015) “Federal agencies behind the curve: IoT and BYOD”, Brookings Institution, March 16, 2015

Dawson, G.S. and Desouza, K.C., (2015) “How State Governments are Addressing Cyber Security”, Brookings Institution, March 5, 2015

Desouza, K.C. and Dawson, G.S., (2015) “Getting IT Right? How State Governments are Approaching Cloud Computing”, Brookings Institution, January 20, 2015

Desouza, K.C. and Dawson, G.S., (2015) “US State IT Plans: The Conspicuous Absence of Metrics”, Brookings Institution, January 8, 2015

Dawson, G.S., Denford, J.S. and Desouza, K.C., (2014) “Four Lessons for State Government Innovation”, Brookings Institution, October 7, 2014

Dawson, G.S., Denford, J.S. and Desouza, K.C., (2014) “Are Rock Star CIOs the Secret to Public Innovation”, Brookings Institution, September 30, 2014

Desouza, K.C, Dawson, G.S, and Denford, J.S., (2014), “The Rock Star Government CIO, Redefined”, InformationWeek, September 23, 2014

Representative Publications - Academic

Dawson, G.S.,  Denford, J. and Desouza, K. (2016) “The Rock Star CIO and Innovation in the Public Sector: Evidence from the US States”, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, (forthcoming)

Dawson, G.S., Watson, R., Boudreau, M.C. and Pitt, L. (2016) “A Knowledge-Centric Examination of Signaling and Screening Activities in the Negotiation of Information Systems Consulting Services” Journal of the Association of Information Systems, 17(2), pp. 1 - 32

Dawson, G.S., Kauffman, R. and Ho, M.W. (2015) “How are C-suite executives different? A comparative empirical study of the survival of American chief information officers”, Decision Support Systems, 74, pp. 88 - 101

Dawson, G.S., Karahanna, E., and Buchholtz, A. (2014) “A Study of Psychological Contract Breach Spillover in Multiple-Agency Relationships in Consulting Professional Service Firms,” Organization Science, 25(1), pp. 149 - 170

Dawson, G.S., Watson, R. and Boudreau, M., (2011) “Information Asymmetry in IS Consulting: Towards a Theory of Relationship Constraints,” Journal of Management Information Systems, 27(3), pp. 143 – 177

Dawson, G.S., and Watson, R., (2011) “Uncovering and Testing Archetypes of Effective Public Sector CIOs,” Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2(1), pp. 12 – 31

Dawson, G.S. and Watson, R., (2007) “Involved or Committed? Similarities and Differences in Advising and Mentoring in the Academic and Business World,” Communications of the AIS, 20(2), pp. 2 – 12

ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

ACC 444 - Enterprise Proc Analys & Desgn
Addresses the major business processes of an enterprise, the impact of recent technological innovations and requisite internal controls. Advances an understanding of the current regulatory environment as it pertains to process controls.

ACC 493 - Honors Thesis
Supervised research or creative activity focused on preparation and completion of an undergraduate honors thesis or creative project.

ACC 494 - Special Topics
Covers topics of immediate or special interest to a faculty member and students.

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