Mike Gallivan is an Associate Professor in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He holds a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, where his dissertation research focused on the organizational issues involved in managing the transition from mainframe-based software development to client/server development.
Professor Gallivan's larger research program has examined how organizations adapt to using technological innovations such as CASE tools, client/server development, and groupware. He examines the interaction between individual-level attributes and the management implementation strategies employed within specific firms to develop insights into the determinants of technology implementation outcomes.
Professor Gallivan is currently investigating how organizations can develop sustainable competitive advantage through judicious use of outsourcing IT, and how they develop effective partnership relations to manage such relationships. He is also currently investigating how groups of technical workers learn in their jobs.
Prior to beginning his doctoral work, Professor Gallivan worked as a management consultant for Andersen Consulting in San Francisco. He received both the MBA degree with a concentration in MIS and a Masters in Health Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a BA in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University.
Prior to arriving at Georgia State University, Dr. Gallivan was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Information Systems Department at the Stern School of Business at New York University. Before starting his Ph.D. studies, he was also an Adjunct Professor at several universities in the San Francisco Bay Area: Golden Gate University, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and California State University at Hayward, California.