Portrait of Lorne Olfman
  • Email
    lorne.olfman@cgu.edu
  • CV
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Indiana University
    MBA, Indiana University
    MA, Economics, The University of Calgary
    B.Sc., Computing Science, The University of Calgary
  • Research Interests
    User training, e-Learning systems, Knowledge management and organizational memory, Social technologies

Lorne Olfman is a professor and director in the Center for Information Systems & Technology (CISAT) at Claremont Graduate University. Olfman’s research interests include how software can be learned and used in organizations, the impact of computer-based systems on knowledge management, and the design and adoption of systems used for group work.

Olfman received his MBA and PhD from Indiana University before coming to CGU. He has been on the CISAT faculty for 30 years. Along with Terry Ryan, Olfman co-directs the Social Learning Software Lab ([SL]2). A key component of Olfman’s teaching is his involvement with doctoral students; he has supervised 61 students to completion and has served on 77 other dissertation committees.

As an active member of the Information Systems community, Olfman has co-authored 159 refereed articles, including 57 in journals, 27 as book chapters, and 75 as conference papers. He is a senior editor of the AIS Transactions on Human Computer Interaction. Olfman was also co-chair of the doctoral consortium for the 2009 Americas Conference on Information Systems.

His recent articles include “How do institution-based trust and interpersonal trust affect interdepartmental knowledge sharing” in Information Resources Management Journal (2016) and “An evolutionary perspective of opportunism in high-technology alliance: The evidence from South Korean companies” in Asia Pacific Business Review (2016).

Co-authored with Xinwei Yuan and Jingbing Yi. “How do institution-based trust and interpersonal trust affect interdepartmental knowledge sharing.” Information Resources Management Journal 29, no. 1 (2016): 15–38.

Co-authored with Inwon Kang, et al. “An evolutionary perspective of opportunism in high-technology alliance: The evidence from South Korean companies.” Asia Pacific Business Review 22, no. 2 (2016): 238–61.

Co-authored with Nimer Alrushiedat. “Anchoring for Self-Efficacy and Success: An anchored Asynchronous Online Discussion Case.” Journal of Information Systems Education 25, no. 2 (2014): 107–16.

Co-authored with Rosemary Kim, et al. “Leveraging a personalized system to improve self-directed learning in online educational environments.” Computers & Education 70 (2014): 150–60.

Co-authored with Ozgur Turetken. “Introduction to the Special Issue on Human-Computer Interaction in the Web 2.0 Era.” AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction 5, no. 1 (2013): 1–5.

Co-authored with Sumonta Kasemvilas. “Improvement of MediaWiki to support mandatory collaboration.” Interactive Technology and Smart Education 10, no. 3 (2013): 230–46.

e-Learning
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research Methods
Knowledge Management & Social Media