Prof. Arpan K. Kar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. His research interests are in the interface of data science, digital transformation, internet ecosystems, social media and ICT-based public policy. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and edited 7 research monographs. As of 2020, his research has been cited few thousand times and has an H Index of 24 and I-10 index of 56. He is the Chair of Corporate Relations and has other administrative portfolios as well.
Prof. Arpan Kar is the founding Editor in Chief of International Journal of Information Management Data Insights, published by Elsevier, the companion journal of International Journal of Information Management. He further actively supports reputed knowledge dissemination platforms like International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Information Systems Frontiers, The Bottom Line, Advances in Theory and Practice of Emerging Markets, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, International Journal of Information Management, ICIS, PACIS, ECIS and IFIP conferences as associate editor and on the editorial board. He has handled guest editorship in journals like Information Systems Frontiers, Journal of Advances in Management Research, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Industrial Marketing Management and International Journal of Information Management.
Prof. Kar has received reviewing excellence awards from multiple journals like Information and Management, Government Information Quarterly, International Journal of Information Management, Land Use Policy, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Computational Science, Expert Systems with Applications, etc. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he has worked for IIM Rohtak, IBM Research and Cognizant. He has also handled a lot of research, advocacy and training projects from national and international firms and governments. He has received numerous recognitions for his research contributions from reputed organizations like International Federation of Information Management, Tata Consultancy Services, Project Management Institute, Association of Indian Management Schools, IIT Delhi, BK Birla (BimTech) and IIM Rohtak. Educationwise, he completed his Graduation (B.Engg.) from Jadavpur University (Gold medalist) and Masters/Doctorate from XLRI Jamshedpur.
His current areas of interest involve the following:
- Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications for inductive theory building
- Management of Digital transformation, Technology artifacts, Digital services, Internet Ecosystems and Social Media
- Digital business models, Platform ecosystems, Barriers and Enablers, Adoption and Impact on individuals, organizations and society.
- e-Governance, Public Policy, Smart Cities and Digital Nations
- Management of Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Information Risk for digital services and national digital projects