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Erran Carmel

Professor Department of Information Technology

Professor Carmel teaches Information Technology (I.T.). He researches the globalization of technology work: crowdsourcing, impact sourcing, global software teams, offshore outsourcing, He also leads the business school’s “Business in the Capital” initiative to play a larger role in regional businesses and in regional policy.

In 2014-2016 Carmel was interim Dean of the Kogod School of Business. Carmel led the launching of two online programs, improved the school's rankings, launched two new centers, and raised more than 6 million dollars.

He is the author of three books on the globalization of I.T. The most recent book (2011) is “I'm Working While They're Sleeping: Time Zone Separation Challenges and Solutions” and you can watch his TEDx talk on the topic. He wrote one of the first books on offshoring, in 2005: "Offshoring Information Technology." His 1999 book "Global Software Teams" was the first on this topic and is considered a landmark in the field. He has written more than 100 articles, reports, and manuscripts. He consults and speaks to industry and professional groups.

At AU he co-founded and led the program in Management of Global Information Technology in the 1990s and served as department chair 2005-2008. He has been a Visiting Professor at Haifa University (Israel) and University College Dublin (Ireland), and at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile). He was the (visiting) Orkand Endowed Chaired Professor at University of Maryland University College. A more extensive profile appears on his webpage.


B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.B.A., University of California at Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Arizona

KSB - Information Technology
Kogod - 229
Contact Info
(202) 885-1928

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  • Spring 2017