Dr. Mohammad Saifur Rahman joined the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in July 2008 as an Assistant Professor. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Prior to joining Haskayne, Dr. Rahman taught MIS at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.
He teaches undergraduate Information Systems courses as well as Ph.D. courses on the Economics of Information Systems.
Dr. Rahman's research focus is on understanding the economic and strategic implications of technological advancements that distinguish the Internet markets from the traditional markets. This work studies: (i) the unique characteristics of Internet markets and their implications and (ii) the relationship between technology usage and consumer behavior. Part of his current research analyzes the value of Internet channel for retailers and service providers, especially considering the trade-off between greater reach and added competition as well as the role of disutility associated with using the Internet. His other research interests include public policy and economics of information security.
Dr. Rahman recently won the Dean's Award for "Outstanding New Scholar" at Haskayne School of Business. His research has been funded by a number of internal and external grants, including a SSHRC SRG Grant in the amount of $85, 547. He earned the highest recognition at Krannert, Certificate for Distinguished Teaching, for excellence in teaching by doctoral students in 2006 and 2007.
Brynjolfsson, E., Y. Hu, and M. S. Rahman. 2009. Battle of the Retail Channels: How Product Selection and Geography Drive Cross-channel Competition. Management Science 55(11) 1755-1765 (Lead Article and Focus of INFORMS press release on November 18, 2009).
De, P., Y. Hu, and M. S. Rahman. 2010. Technology Usage and Online Sales: An Empirical Study. Management Science 56(11) 1930-1945.