Management & Marketing
College of Business
Start Year at LSUS
Terminal Degree/Yr
Office Location
BE 314


Mehdi Darban (Dr. D) joined the LSUS faculty in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from Kent State University. Prior to coming to LSUS, he held director and executive positions in the manufacturing sector and participated in the areas of Systems Implementation, Business Process Design, and IT Project Management.

Dr. D's research focuses primarily on dynamics in IS use, IS Training, Enterprise Systems, and Gamification. His research has been published in journals such as Computers & Education, Computers in Human Behavior, the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, the Journal of Research on Technology in Education, and the Journal of Technology Management & Innovation. He has presented his research at the International Conference on Information Systems, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Americas Conference on Information Systems, and Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference. Currently, he teaches the undergraduate Information Systems, Operations Management, Business Systems Analysis & Design, and Database Management courses, as well as Management Information Systems in the MBA program.


Selected Publications

Darban, M., Kim, M., & Wan Ismail, W. K. (2021). Social network strategies and innovative performance: formation and interplay of latent ties. Knowledge Management Research & Practice, 1-12.

Darban, M., & Polites, G. L. (2020). Why is it hard to fight herding? The roles of user and technology attributes. ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, 51(4), 93-122.

Darban, M., & Polites, G. L. (2016). Do emotions matter in technology training? Exploring their effects on individual perceptions and willingness to learn. Computers in Human Behavior, 62, 644-657.

Darban, M., Kwak, D. H. A., Deng, S. L., Srite, M., & Lee, S. (2016). Antecedents and consequences of perceived knowledge update in the context of an ERP simulation game: A multi-level perspective. Computers & Education, 103, 87-98.

Darban, M., & Wan Ismail, W. K. (2012). Advanced manufacturing technology adoption in SMEs: An integrative model. Journal of technology management & innovation, 7(4), 112-120.


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