PhD Program - Business Technology Management (BTM)
The Ph.D. Program in Business Technology Management (BTM) at the Haskayne School of Business is a research-based program designed to prepare candidates to become strong scholars at universities and other research-based institutions.
The focus of the Haskayne School of Business Ph.D. program in BTM is on the economics of information systems, otherwise known as the “econ of IS”, and related areas. The course work, which covers about two years, is designed to prepare the candidates in economics, econometrics, research methods, quantitative methods, and state-of-the-art research in the econ of IS.
Active participation in research with one or more faculty members begins no later than the first summer. All research faculty in BTM have one or more publications in the field’s top journals, and this provides a strong basis for guidance and future prospects.
Recent research areas include:
- Productivity impacts of Information technology (IT)
- E-commerce and channels of distribution
- Electronic retailing
- Platform-mediated networks
- Online data and reputations
- Economics of user-generated content
- Business process reengineering
- IT outsourcing
- Adaptive control in scheduling
- Price quotation in supply chains
- IT and organizational design
- IT applications in healthcare