Professor Ana Ortiz de Guinea Lopez de Arana
Professor in Management Information Systems
+44 (0) 1392 726271
Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK
Ana Ortiz de Guinea Lopez de Arana joined the University of Exeter in 2019. She is Distinguished Research Professor in Management Information Systems at the SITE (Science, Information, Technology, and Entrepreneurship) Department at the University of Exeter Business School. She is also an Associate Professor at HEC Montréal (Canada) and at the Deusto Business School of the Universidad de Deusto (Spain). She has also been a Visiting Professor at McGill University (Canada) and at the Universidad del País Vasco (Spain).
Prior to joining academia, Professor Ortiz de Guinea worked a number of years as a consultant in Information Systems in firms such as PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers). There she was involved in numerous Information Systems projects dealing with the launching of new telecommunications companies.
Nationality: Spanish and Canadian
- Ph.D. Management Information Systems (Queen’s University, Canada)
- M.Sc. Management (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
- Postgraduate Program in Big Data and Business Intelligence (Universidad de Deusto, Spain)
- 5-year B.Sc. Computer Engineering and Computer Science (Universidad de Deusto, Spain)
- Adoption and use of Information Technology (IT)
- Impacts of Information Technology (IT)
- Research Methods in the Information Systems (IS) field
Professor Ortiz de Guinea’s research focuses on the understanding and explanation of the different challenges and opportunities associated with the adoption, use and impacts of Information Technology (IT) by individual employees and organizations. The objective of such research is to understand the specific needs of organizations in terms of IT, the difficulties that arise in adopting and assimilating novel IT, the activities and processes enabled by IT, and the wide range of impacts that the use of IT has for individuals and organizations. Such research is highly relevant as it seeks to improve not only the economic competitiveness of organizations and employees, but also the well-being of employees, and the cohesion, adaptability, and resilience of organizations when faced with technological changes.
Professor Ortiz de Guinea has obtained numerous research grants from the Governments of Canada, Quebec, and Spain. Furthermore, in 2013 she received the research award “Nouveau Chercheur”, which recognizes excellence in scientific and professional publications of an assistant professor at HEC Montréal. In 2016, she received the research award “Chenelière Éducation/Gaëtan Morin”, which recognizes excellence in scientific and professional publications of an associate professor at HEC Montréal.
Professor Ortiz de Guinea’s research has been published in the top journals of the Information Systems (IS) field including MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, the European Journal of Information Systems, the International Journal of Information Management, Information and Organization, and Information & Management.
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Awards and Honours
- 2016. Research Award “Chenelière Éducation/Gaëtan Morin”, HEC Montréal
- 2013. Research Award “Prix Nouveau Chercheur”, HEC Montréal
- 2009. Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award (Category: Social Sciences), Queen’s University
- 2004. Medal of Merit of the Faculty of Management, University of Lethbridge
- Associate Professor at Deusto Business School, Universidad de Deusto (Spain)
- Associate Professor at HEC Montréal (Canada)
Professor Ortiz de Guinea has taught at Queen’s University (Canada), HEC Montréal (Canada), Universidad de Deusto (Spain), and University of Exeter (United Kingdom). She has taught many different courses at the undergraduate level (from courses centered primarily on the management of Information Systems to more technical ones) and at the graduate level (professional as well as research-oriented ones) in three different languages: English, French, and Spanish.