Jonathan P Allen

Jonathan P Allen


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6570 Malloy Hall, Room 222


One of our big emphases here at USF is to try and make sure that businesspeople can actually get in there and do something real with technology. - J.P. Allen

Professor J.P. Allen is a pioneering researcher and educator in the field of online/internet business, specializing in open technologies and the digital transformation of organizations and society.

As founding Chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Department, he pioneered the development of internet business classes, which guide non-technical management and entrepreneurship students through the process of creating their own online businesses, often using (free) open source technologies.

In addition to his work as educator and researcher, Dr. Allen serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Information Technology and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, and is presently the Senior Editor of The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems.

Professor Allen has been a faculty member at Purdue University and the University of Cambridge (UK), as well as visiting researcher and professor in Germany, Sweden, Australia, Portugal, and Brazil.

Ph.D., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1995
M.S., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, 1993
M.A. (Cantab), Honorary Degree, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1998
B.S., Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989
B.A., Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989
Selected Publications

"Responding to Online Reviews: Problem Solving and Engagement in Hotels," Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2013

"Democratizing Business Software: Small Business Ecosystems for Open Source Applications," Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 30, 2012

"Open Source Deployment in Local Government: Rapid innovation as an occasion for revitalizing organizational IT," Information Technology & People, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2012 (with D. Geller)

"Value conflicts for Information Security Management," Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2011 (with K. Hedström, E. Kolkowska and F. Karlsson)

Awards & Distinctions

Fulbright Scholar, Portugal, 2009-2010

Outstanding Research Award, School of Management, USF, 2005, 2012

Outstanding Service Award, School of Business and Management, USF, 2008

Innovation Award, Center for Instruction and Technology, USF, 2007

Outstanding Student Support and Advocacy Award, School of Business and Management, USF, 2006