Timothy Kayworth

Department Chair - Information Systems
Professor - Information Systems

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-4751
Fax:  (254) 710-1091
Mailing Address:  Baylor University One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76655
Office Location:  Information Systems Suite, Room 164

Course Schedule

2015 - Spring MIS 5355.01 Management of Info Systems TR 0930AM - 1045AMCASHN 300

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Computer Information Systems, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1996
  • MBA - Computer Information Systems, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, 1982

Work Experience

  • Operations Manager, The Alpeco Group (June 1989 - December 1990)
  • MIS Director, The Mariner Group (June 1987 - June 1989)
  • Systems Analyst/Manager of Systems & Procedures, The Mariner Group (March 1983 - May 1987)
  • Staff Consultant, Coopers and Lybrand (July 1982 - February 1983)
  • Mathematics Instructor/Football Coach, Boca Raton High School (March 1978 - June 1980)

Awards and Honors

  • EBI MBA Exit Assessment Rated #1, EBI (June 1, 2011)
  • Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (October 13, 2010)
  • Bobby B. Bizzell Innovative Achievement Award, Southwestern Business Dean's Association (June 15, 2009)
  • Young Researcher Award, Baylor University- Hankamer School of Business (May 2001)
  • Hankamer Summer Sabbatical, Hankamer School of Business (May 2000)

Licensures and Certifications

  • SAP Fundamentals, SAP (May 1, 2010 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Society for Information Management (SIM)


Timothy Kayworth is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Information Systems in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. He has prior industry experience in information systems consulting and has also held positions as MIS director and operations manager for private sector firms. Professor Kayworth's research interests center on the management of IT in organizations. Recent research projects have included such topics as leadership in global virtual teams, the impact of organizational culture on knowledge management practice, the role of culture in information systems research, and information security governance. His work has been published in such journals as MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, the European Management Journal, and DATABASE as well as in numerous international IS conference proceedings.


Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Effective Information Security Requires a Balance of Social and Technology Factors," MIS Quarterly Executive, Vol. 9, No. 3, (September 2010), pp. 117-129 (coauthors: Dwayne Whitten).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

Koch, Hope and Kayworth, Tim. “Partnering with the Majors: A Process Approach to Increasing IS Enrollment,” Journal of Information Systems Education, 20(4), 2009, pp. 439-450.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Knowledge Management and Organizational Culture," , D. Leidner and I. Becerra-Fernandez (eds.), Armonk, NY, June 2008, pp. 40-60 (coauthors: Dorothy L. Leidner).

Global Information Systems: The Implications of Culture for IS Management, Oxford, May 2008 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner).

"The Role of Culture in Knowledge Management: A Case Study of Two Global Firms," , Ned Kock (eds.), Hershey, PA, November 2007, pp. Chapter 8 pp. 199-219 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner, Miriam Alavi).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"PFM Devices- Complex Project Initiatives," (September 2007) (coauthors: Mark Embry).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Role of Culture in Knowledge Management: A Case Study of Two Global Firms," , Murray Jennex (eds.), Hershey, PA, August 2007, pp. 2112-2131 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner, Miriam Alavi).

"A Review of Culture in Information Systems Research: Towards a Theory of IT Infusion (forthcoming)," MIS Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2, (June 2006), pp. 357-399 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner).

"Telemedicine: The Future of Cost-Efficient Healthcare (forthcoming)," International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, Vol. 2, No. 2, (2006), pp. 105-116 (coauthors: Dwayne Whitten, Kara Borgmeyer).

"The Role of Culture in Knowledge Management: A Case Study of Two Global Firms," The International Journal of Electronic Collaboration, Vol. 2, No. 1, (2006), pp. 17-40 (coauthors: Dorothy E. Leidner, M. Alavi).

"An Empirical Examination of the Influence of Organizational Culture on Knowledge Management Practices," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 22, No. 3, (2006), pp. 191-224 (coauthors: M. Alvai, Dorothy E. Leidner).

"What is a Chief Privacy Officer? An Analysis Based Upon Mintzberg's Taxonomy of Managerial Roles," Communications of the AIS, Vol. 16, No. 6, (July 2005), pp. 110-126 (coauthors: Dwayne Whitten, Leslie Brocatto).

"Organizational Culture as a Knowledge Resource," , C. Holsapple (eds.), Berlin/Heidelberg, 2003, pp. 235-252 (coauthors: Dorothy Leidner (Texas Christian University)).

"Corporate Web Performance Evaluation: An Exploratory Assessment," The Journal of Internet Commerce, Vol. 1, No. 1, (2002), pp. 17-32 (coauthors: Mary Jones (Mississippi State University)).

"Theoretical Justifications for IT Infrastructure Investments," , Mehdi Khosrowpour (eds.), Hershey, PA, 2002, pp. 73-89 (coauthors: Debabroto Chatterjee (Washington State University) and V. Sambamurthy (University of Maryland)).

"Leadership Effectiveness in Virtual Teams," Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 18, No. 3, (1st Quarter 2002), pp. 7-40 (coauthors: Dorothy Leidner (Texas Christian University & INSEAD)).

"Theoretical Justification for IT Infrastructure Investments," Information Resources Management Journal, Vol. 14, No. 3, (Summer 2001), pp. 5-14 (coauthors: D. Chatterjee (Washington State) and V. Sambamurthy (Univ. of Maryland)).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Managing the Information Technology Infrastructure," (4th Quarter 2000).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Facilitating Localized Exploitation and Globalized Integration in the Use of IT Infrastructure: The Role of IT Infrastructure Standards," The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, Vol. 31, No. 4, (Fall 2000), pp. 54-77 (coauthors: V. Sambamurthy (University of Maryland)).

"The Global Virtual Manager," European Management Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, (2000), pp. 183-194 (coauthors: Dorothy Leidner).

"Teaching Information in a Business Classroom: Perspectives for the 21st Century," The Journal of Business and Training Education, Vol. 8, (1999), pp. 77-92.

"The Use of Corporate Information Technology Standards as a Means of Implementing the Cost Leadership Strategy," The Journal of Information Technology Management, Vol. 9, No. 4, (1998), pp. 13-42 (coauthors: D. Ireland (Baylor University)).

"Working in a Team Environment: Lessons from a Group Web Development Project," Texas Association of Educational Technology, Vol. 5, No. 3, (1998), pp. 14-17.

Presentations and Proceedings

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Innovative Methods to Grow Undergraduate IS Enrollment," presented at the MIS Department Chairs/Program Directors Conference, Richardson, TX, October 2011.
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