James Wetherbe

James Wetherbe, PhD

International Expert on Today's Information Society
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Program Descriptions

  • Time and Technology Competing for Customers in the Future
  • Implementation: Overcoming Resistance to Change
  • Executive Information Requirements: Getting it Right
  • High Performance Communication
  • Competing with Computing
  • Customer Service & Product Innovation: Achieving High Touch through High Tech
  • Rewiring Leadership from Patriarch to Partnership: Leadership in the Knowledge Economy
  • How to be a Master Communicator
  • Achieving High Performance Teams
  • Achieving Peak Performance through Mass Customization of Rewards


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Dr. James Wetherbe is Stevenson Chair of Information Technology and Executive Director of the Institute for Internet Buyer Behavior at Texas Tech University. He was formerly the FedEx Professor of Excellence in MIS at the University of Memphis, Professor of MIS and Director of the MIS Research Center at the University of Minnesota, and a Professor of MIS at the University of Houston. He is internationally known as a dynamic and entertaining speaker, author, and leading authority on the use of computers and information systems to improve organizational performance and competitiveness. He is particularly appreciated for his ability to explain complex technology in straightforward, practical terms that can be strategically applied by both executives and general management.

He is the author of 18 highly regarded books including the Information Technology for Management (2nd edition, Wiley Publishing, 1999), So, What’s Your Point? (2nd edition, Mead Publishing, 1996), The World On Time: 11 Management Principles That Made FedEx an Overnight Sensation (Knowledge Exchange, 1996) and Systems Analysis and Design: Best Practices (West Publishing, 1994). His book on FedEx was ranked as one of the Top 30 Business Books of 1997 out of 1400 published. Systems Analysis and Design was ranked by Computing Newsletter as the top textbook on the topic.

Quoted often in leading business and information system journals, Dr. Wetherbe has also authored over 200 articles, was ranked by Information Week as one of the top dozen Information Technology Consultants, and is the first recipient of the MIS Quarterly Distinguished Scholar Award.

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