Shamel Addas

Shamel Addas

Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Digital Technology

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Dr. Shamel Addas is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Digital Technology at Smith School of Business.

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  • Digital Technology

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Dr. Shamel Addas is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Digital Technology at Smith School of Business. Prior to joining Smith in 2016, he was Assistant Professor of IS at IESEG School of Management in France.

Shamel’s research examines the impact of information technology use on individuals and groups in work-related and health care settings. He is especially interested in the problematic and controversial aspects of IT use such as how it interrupts work and affects work performance. He also studies how the use of different healthcare information technologies affect patients' quality of care and behavioral and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Addas’ research has been published in top-tier journals such as MIS QuarterlyMIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management Information SystemsInformation Systems JournalJournal of the Association for Information Systems, and others. He has also presented his work at various academic conferences, including the Academy of ManagementICISAMCISHICSS, and ASAC. Shamel has won several teaching and research awards, including a 2010 Best Paper Award.

Dr. Addas completed his PhD at McGill University in 2013. He also holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo. Prior to joining academia, he held various industry positions such as Director of Production, Consultant, Customer Support Manager, Operations Analyst, and Production Planning Engineer.

Academic Degrees

PhD in Management
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University (2013)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (2004)

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
American University of Cairo, Egypt (1997)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Associate Professor, Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Digital Technology (2018 - Present)
Assistant Professor (2016-2020)

Assistant Professor of Management, Information Systems Track
IESEG School of Management, Department of Management (2011-2016)

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Brohman, K.*, Addas, S.*, Dixon, J. and Pinsonneault, A. 2020. "Cascading Feedback: A Longitudinal Study of a Feedback Ecosystem for Telemonitoring Patients with Chronic Disease," MIS Quarterly (44:1), pp. 421-450. *Authors have contributed equally.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2018. “Theorizing the Multilevel Effects of Interruptions and the Role of Communication Technology," Journal of the Association for Information Systems (19:11), pp. 1097-1129.

Addas, S., Pinsonneault, A., and Kane, G.C. 2018. “Converting Email from Drain to Gain,” MIT Sloan Management Review (59:4), pp. 15-18.

El-Masri, M., Al-Yafi, K., Addas, S. and Tarhini, A. 2018. "Individual Determinants of IT Occupational Outcomes," Communications of the Association for Information Systems (42), pp. 481-507.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2018. "Email Interruptions and Individual Performance: Is There a Silver Lining?" MIS Quarterly (42:2), pp. 381-405.

Pinsonneault, A., Addas, S., Qian, C., Dakshinamoorthy, V., and Tamblyn, R. 2017. "Integrated Health Information Technology and the Quality of Patient Care: A Natural Experiment," Journal of Management Information Systems (34:2), pp. 457-486.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2016. "IT Capabilities and NPD Performance: Examining the Mediating Role of Team Knowledge Processes," Knowledge Management Research & Practice (14:1), pp. 76-95.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2015. "The Many Faces of IT Interruptions: A Taxonomy and Preliminary Investigation of their Performance Effects," Information Systems Journal (25:3), pp. 231-273.

Rahrovani, Y., Addas, S., and Pinsonneault, A. 2014. "Exploring the long shadow of IT innovation adoption decisions on IT value," Systèmes d'Information et Management (19:4), pp. 31-88.

Addas, S. 2010. "A Call for Engaging Context in HCI/MIS Research with Examples from the Area of Technology Interruptions," AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction (2:4), pp. 178-196.

Mentions

Acknowledged by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. as a member of the Wiley focus group that provided feedback on the WileyPlus Online Learning Environment (Rainer and Cegielski 2010)

Recognized as a top author in terms of individual research output in the annual conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (2001-2007), out of a list of 366 unique authors identified in the proceedings (Serenko et al. 2008)

In the Media

Print & Online

“Finding the silver lining of workplace interruptions” (2019, September 15). McGill Delve

“Research radio and podcast returns” (2018, September 19). Queen’s Gazette

Jackson, E. (2017, December 23). “Canadians are getting more addicted to smartphones. Should telecom companies be held responsible?” The Financial Post

Morantz, A. (2017, November 21). “Plugging healthcare gaps”. Smith Business Insight

Addas, S. (2017, November 15). “Don’t curse the inflow of emails: It can help you do your job better”. LSE Business Review

Ashley, A. (2017, November 11). “Study suggests ways to make email and other technology interruptions productive”. Therapytoronto.ca

“How to make email and other technology interruptions productive” (2017, November 2). Idm.net.au

“Research shows how to make email and other technology interruptions productive” (2017, October 30). Newswise.com

“Research shows how to make email and other technology interruptions productive” (2017, October 30). Sciencedaily.com

Morantz, A. (2017, August 8). “Email interruptus”. Smith Business Insight

Radio

Invited guest on Queen’s CFRC 101.9FM Radio Show “Blind Date with Knowledge”, May 30, 2018. https://www.cfrc.ca/bdwk

Video

Interview at Queen’s University, March 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knkEPiAFSKQ

Interview at Ieseg School of Management, December 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fE8PsqE9iU 

Teaching

Courses Taught

Course Number and Title

Years Taught

Course Type

Level

Institution

Comm 190: Introduction to Digital Business and Technologies

2016-2020

Core

2nd year Bachelor

Queen’s University

Mgmt 974: Advanced Topics in the Evaluation of Information Systems (selfdeveloped course)

2017, 2019

Elective

MSc/PhD

Queen’s University

Mgmt 804: Survey Research Method Design

2018, 2020

Core

MSc/PhD

Queen’s University

EMBA 620: Business Information Systems (online via Zoom meetings)

2018, 2020

Core

EMBA

Nile University (Egypt)

EMBA 620: Business Information Systems (selfdeveloped course)

2012, 2014-2015, 2017

Core

EMBA

Nile University (Egypt)

MBCCI03UE: Generating Business Value with IT (self-developed course)

2012-2020

Core

Master of Business Analysis & Consulting

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

Management of Information Systems

2012-2016

Core

3rd year Bachelor

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

Introduction to IS

2012-2014

Core

2nd year Bachelor

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

IS Project Management (selfdeveloped course)

2012-2016

Core

MSc

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

Research Methods

2012-2013

Core

MSc

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

Information Systems Strategy & Company Observation

2012-2013

Core

MSc

IÉSEG School of Management (France)

IT Impacts on Organizations

2008-2009

Core

2nd year Bachelor

McGill University

Managing Information Technology

2007

Elective

3rd year Bachelor

McGill University

Graduate Student Supervision

Queen’s University

  • Xiuyan (Leah) Li, MSc. Student, 2018/2019 (MSc Project Supervisor)
  • Indrani Karmakar, MSc. Student, 2018 (Second Reader)
  • Jeff Dixon, PhD Student, 2017 (Second Reader)
  • Ali Khan, PhD Student, 2017 (Second Reader)
  • Paromita Karmakar, MSc. Student, 2017 (Second Reader)

Tias School for Business & Society

  • Pyariksha Tiluk, MSc. Student, 2020 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Ann van Naerssen, MSc. Student, 2020 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Yen-Chen Liu, MSc. Student, 2019 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Annieck Grobben, MSc. Student, 2018 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Yi-Ching Chung, MSc. Student, 2018 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Xiaozhao Wang, MSc. Student, 2018 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Aline Bora, MSc. Student, 2018 (Second Reader)
  • Fouw de Tim, MSc. Student, 2018 (Second Reader)
  • Tetske van Loon, MSc. Student, 2017 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Vicky Cheng, MSc. Student, 2017 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Apel David, MSc. Student, 2017 (Second Reader)
  • Rijen van Rodney, MSc. Student, 2017 (Second Reader)
  • Alexander Daemen, MSc. Student, 2016 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)

IESEG School of Management

  • Amaury Eich Gozzy, MSc. Student, 2020 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Constant Fagnou, MSc. Student, 2020 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Margaux Chotel, MSc. Student, 2019 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Tiphaine Bonte, MSc. Student, 2018 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Kilian Gaudefroy, MSc. Student, 2017 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Alexandra Llopis, MSc. Student, 2016 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Robin Decroocq, MSc. Student, 2015 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Alice Madec & Pauline Neuilly, MSc. Students, 2014 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Baptiste Baraudou, MSc. Student, 2013 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Florent Invernizzi, MSc. Student, 2012 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)
  • Arthur Le Pan Faberes, MSc. Student, 2012 (MSc Thesis Supervisor)

Visiting Positions

Visiting Professor
IESEG School of Management, France
2017 - Present

Visiting Professor
Nile University, Egypt
2012-2019

Research

Interests

Impact of IS on individuals and groups; communication technology interruptions; the dark side of IS; healthcare information technology (HIT) 

Presentations

Refereed Conference Proceedings & Presentations

Rahrovani, Y. and Addas, S. 2019. “Understanding the Process of IS Switching in the Social Media Context,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Munich, Germany, December 14-18, 2019.

Cameron, A.F., Addas, S., and Spitzmuller, M. 2019. “Multicommunicating During Team Meetings and Its Effects on Team Functioning,” Proceedings of the Vienna Retreat on NeuroIS, Vienna, June 4-6, 2019.

Li, T., Addas, S., and Chan, Y. 2018. “Is Sociomateriality a Viable Lens in IS Research? A Scoping Review,” Proceedings of the 46th Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference (ASAC), Toronto, ON, May 27-29, 2018.

Savoli, A., Addas, S., and Fagnot, I. 2017. “Coping with Information Security Stressors in Healthcare,” Proceedings of the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA, August 10-12, 2017.

Savoli, A., Addas, S., and Fagnot, I. 2016. “Too Much of a Good Thing? An Investigation of the Negative Consequences of Information Security in a Healthcare Setting,” Proceedings of the 10th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP 2016), Dublin, December 9, 2016.

Goethals, F. and Addas, S. 2015. “Why we don’t block 3rd party trackers: An attributional theory perspective,” Proceedings of the 9th Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP 2015), Fort Worth, TX, December 13, 2015.

El-Masri, M. and Addas, S. 2014. “Determinants of IT Job Occupations: Integrating Career Anchor Theory and Social Cognitive Career Theory” Proceedings of the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Savannah, GA, August 7-9, 2014.

Addas, S. and Conway, C.M. 2013. “Not Right Now! Cognitive and Behavioral Impacts of IT interruption Timing,” The 12th pre-ICIS Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, Milan, Italy, December 15, 2013, Poster Presentation.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2013. “IT Interruptions and Coordination Effectiveness in Software Development Groups: A Conceptual, Multilevel Model,” Proceedings of the 12th pre-ICIS Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, Milan, Italy, December 15, 2013.

Goethals, F., Addas, S., and Fagnot, I. 2012. “The Effects of two-directional Messages about Planned Obsolescence,” Proceedings of the 11th Workshop on e-Business (WEB 2012), Orlando, FL.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2010. “Information Technology Interruptions in Project Environments: A Taxonomy and Preliminary Performance Investigation,” Proceedings of the 9th preICIS Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, St-Louis, MO, December 12, 2010 (Best Paper Award)

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2010. “IT Use and the Interruption of NPD Knowledge Work,” Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2009. “Toward a Taxonomy of IT-enabled Integration in NPD,” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Conference Presentation.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2008. “IT and NPD Performance: Unveiling the Mediating Effects of Process Integration and Knowledge Integration,” Proceedings of the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Toronto, ON, August 14-17, 2008.

Addas, S. and Pinsonneault, A. 2007. “IT Capabilities and Firm Performance: A Resourcebased, Alliance Perspective,” Proceedings of the 35th Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference (ASAC), Ottawa, ON.

Addas, S. 2006. “IT Business Value: How Agency and Upper Echelon Factors Influence the IT Infrastructure Capability,” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Conference Presentation. 

Addas, S. and Croteau, A.M. 2006. “The Role of Power in Determining the Mode of IT Governance,” Proceedings of the 34th Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Conference (ASAC), Banff, AB.

Addas, S., Chen, E., and Vahidov, R. 2005. “Factors Influencing the Pre-Adoption of Electronic Negotiation Systems,” Group Decision and Negotiation Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria, Conference Proceedings.

Invited Research Talks

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster School of Business University, November 29, 2019. Title of Talk: “Cascading Feedback: A Longitudinal Study of a Feedback Ecosystem for Telemonitoring Patients with Chronic Disease”

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada, Research Showcase, April 9, 2019. Title of Talk: Healthcare IT

HEC Montreal, September 28, 2018. Title of Talk: “Healthcare Information Technologies and Patient Outcomes: The Case of the Community Paramedic Remote Patient Monitoring Program”

Ieseg School of Management, France, May 4, 2018. Title of Talk: “The Impact of Telemonitoring Technology on Patient Behavioral Outcomes”

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Canada, Pecha Kucha Research Presentation, January 31, 2017. Title of Talk: Group-Level Effect of Interruptions

Awards

Research Awards

New Researcher Achievement Award, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University (2019)

Teaching Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award, IESEG School of Management (2014)

Excellence in Teaching Award, McGill University (2010)

Other Awards

Nominated for Best Reviewer Award, 13th Annual pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, St-Auckland, New Zealand (2014)

Best Paper Award, 9th Annual pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, StLouis, MO (2010)

Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management Conference (OCIS), Montreal, QC (2010)

Doctoral Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems, Phoenix, AZ (2009)

Grants & Funding

Smith School of Business Conference Funding Competition (2019)
Queen’s University | $8,299

Insight Grant (2019)
SSHRC | $88,595

Institutional Grant (2019)
SSHRC | $2,500 

D.I. McLeod Research Assistantship, Queen's University
2018 | $1,600
2016 | $3,600

General Research Grant (2017)
Queen’s University | $6,300

PhD Program Research Award (2009)
McGill University | $5,000

Principal’s Graduate Fellowship Award (2008)
McGill University | $2,500

Erika Beaumier Scholarship in Governance (2006)
Concordia University | $1,000 

Service

Academic Service

Services for the University

Queen's University

  • Queen's University Faculty Association Representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committees, 2020

Smith School of Business

  • Chair of the PhD Comprehensive Exam Committee (MIS area), 2019-2020
  • Co- Chair of the Commerce Curriculum Committee, 2020-Present
  • Member of the Commerce Curriculum Committee, 2018-2020
  • Member of the Renewal, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, 2018
  • Member of the PhD Comprehensive Exam Committee (MIS area), 2017-2018
  • Member of the Library Committee, 2017
  • Chair of the MIS Research Seminar Series, 2017-2020
  • MSc/PhD Consortium, Session Leader (Reading Effectively), Sept 2018
  • MSc/PhD Consortium, Panel Member (Preparing for the Job Market), Sept 2017, Sept 2018, Sept 2019

Ieseg School of Management

  • Member of the Advisory Board for the school’s IS strategy, 2015-2016
  • Member of the Teaching Quality Committee, 2014-2016
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, AIM 2016 Conference, Lille, France

Journal Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor (AE) for the Special Issue on the “Dark Sides of Digitalization” in International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 2020

Services for Conferences

  • Mini-track Co-Chair: Adoption and Diffusion of Ambivalent Information Technologies, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Virtual Conference, August 12-16, 2020
  • Mini-track Co-Chair, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Cancun, Mexico, August 15-17, 2019
  • Session Chair, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), San Francisco, CA, December 14-16, 2018
  • Co-Chair of the HEC-Queen’s Research Conference, Kingston, Ontario, June 8, 2018
  • Session Chair, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), New Orleans, LA, August 16-18, 2018
  • Mini-track Co-Chair (and proposed a new mini-track), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), New Orleans, LA, August 16-18, 2018
  • Associate Editor, 22nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seoul, December 10-13, 2017
  • Associate Editor, 21st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Dublin, December 11-14, 2016
  • Associate Editor, 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Utrecht, June 5-8, 2013
  • Session Chair, 9th pre-ICIS Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, St-Louis, MO, December 12, 2010
  • Discussant, OCIS track: Strategic IT Adoption and New Product Development Teams, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, 2010

Reviews for Journals and Conferences (Number of Manuscripts Reviewed in Brackets)

Journals  

  • European Journal of Information Systems (2), Information and Organization (1), Information Systems Management Journal (1), Information Technology & People (1), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (4), Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing (1), Journal of Strategic Information Systems (1), MIS Quarterly (3), Organization Science (1)

Conferences

  • Academy of Management Conference (2), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (2), Americas Conference for Information Systems (1), Association Information et Management (1), Australian Conference on Information Systems (1), European Conference on Information Systems (6), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2), International Conference of Information Systems (11), Sig Health Pre-ICIS Conference (2)

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • INFORMS
  • Academy of Management
  • Information Overload Research Group (IORG)  

Certifiations

Amazon AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
2020

Amazon AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador
2019

Microsoft Support Professional
2002