Michel Benaroch

Associate Dean for Research and Ph.D. Programs, Professor of Management Information Systems
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Professor Benaroch is Associate Dean for Research and Ph.D. Programs and Professor of MIS at the Whitman School of Management. Professor Benaroch's primary research addresses issues concerning the economics of cybersecurity, IT investments, and IT investment risk. He is also interested in ontology-centered knowledge representation and artificial intelligence applications in finance and business. He has published extensively in information systems and computer science journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, and International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. He was ranked #26 (out of top-100 researchers worldwide) who published in top Information Systems journals (MISQ, ISR, JMIS, and JAIS) during 1999-2011.

While at Whitman, Professor Benaroch has taught courses on business analytics, customer relationship management analytics, management of information technology (IT), IT and Electronic Commerce, decision-support and data mining technologies, and database management. He has also taught at the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion), New York University, and the University of Rochester.

PhD, Information Systems, New York University
•Customer Relationship Management Analytics
•Business Analytics and Decision Support Technologies
•Strategic Management of Information Technology
•Electronic Commerce
Cybersecurity economics. Studying cyber incidents and their impacts on organizations, including firm performance and the board of directors; studying cybersecurity risks in IT outsourcing and emerging risk management approaches; and, the evaluation and optimization of investments in cybersecurity.

Economics of Information technology (IT). Using financial and economics techniques to evaluate IT investments, measure IT investment risk, and manage IT portfolios. One focus is on “real option” techniques applied to investments in new IT innovations and in growth IT capabilities (infrastructure).

IT-Oriented Service Innovation. Studying the management of risk in IT outsourcing relationships.

Artificial intelligence in finance. Application of knowledge systems and data mining to finance and economics problems.

Papers

  • WORK IN PROGRESS. "Cyberbreaches and Higher Order Moments of Stock Returns Distribution" (with Michel Benaroch and Kenneth Kavajecz)

    2021 Chernobai, A., Kavajecz, K.
  • Do You Have Too Much Flexibility to Manage Enterprise Project Risks? Or not enough?

    2008
  • A First Formal IT Portfolio Management Model and its Operationalization

    2007
  • Truly Declarative IS Implementation with Business Rules / Ontological Foundations of a Purely Declarative Approach to IS Requirements Specification

    2005
  • A Goal-Oriented Approach to IS Development Purely Based on Declarative Business Rules

    2004
  • Extending Qualitative Reasoning Techniques for Use with Advanced Dynamic Economic and Financial Models

    1998
  • Knowledge Modeling Research: A Critical Analysis

    1997
  • On the Roles of Information Technology in Mass Customization

    1995
  • Towards a definition of Deep Expert Systems

    1994
  • On the Development of Knowledge Based Systems for Financial Design

    1994
  • Developing Systems for Reasoning with Heterogeneous Knowledge: An Illustration from Finance

    1994
  • Expert Systems and the Management of Foreign Exchange Risk

    1993
  • Using a Model-Based Approach to Develop An Intelligent Assistant for Risk Management

    1993
  • Market Impact: To Trade Small or to Trade Seldom? Evidence from Algorithmic Execution Data

  • Board Level IT Competence and the Stock Market Reaction to Operational IT Failures

    Chernobai, A.
  • What We Learn from Mapping Cyber Incidents to IT Control Weaknesses at their Root

    Chernobai, A.

Publications

  • Jun 01, 2021

    Best paper award

    the 15th ILAIS Conference
  • Jun 01, 2020

    Best paper award

    the 14th ILAIS Conference
  • Jun 01, 2019

    Outstanding paper award

    the 13th ILAIS Conference
  • Dec 27, 2018

    "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months"

    SSRN
  • Nov 20, 2018

    "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months"

    SSRN
  • Oct 23, 2018

    "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months"

    SSRN
  • Sep 20, 2018

    "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months"

    SSRN
  • Aug 30, 2018

    "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months"

    SSRN
  • Jul 17, 2018

    "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months"

    SSRN
  • Jun 19, 2018

    "Top 10% Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months"

    SSRN
  • Jun 30, 2015

    Best Paper Award

    the 9th ILAIS Conference
  • Jan 01, 2006

    Whitman Research Fellow

    Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 2001

    Ranked #26 among the Top-100 world-wide researchers who published in top MIS journals

  • Jan 01, 1999

    Ranked #26 among the Top-100 world-wide researchers who published in top MIS journals during 1999-2011 (MISQ, ISR, JMIS, and JAIS).

  • Jan 01, 1998

    Exceptional Research & Scholarship Award

    School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 1996

    Exceptional Research & Scholarship Award

    School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Jan 01, 1989

    Doctoral Fellow

    Decision Sciences Doctoral Consortium, Decision Sciences Institute
  • Jan 01, 1989

    Doctoral Fellow

    Finance Doctoral Consortium, Financial Management Association