Professor of Information Systems
Faculty Director, Edmund H. Shea, Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship
Carroll School of Management, Boston College
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
gerald C. (jerry) kane
Professor of Information Systems at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College;
Faculty Director of the Edmund H. Shea Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College;
Guest Editor for Digital Leadership at MIT Sloan Management Review; and
Senior Editor, MIS Quarterly.
His research explores the role of digital technologies in business strategy, organizational culture, and talent development.
Teaching Boston College’s Tech Trek program, he prepares and takes undergraduate students to visit technology companies in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Dublin. His groups are typically called “the best prepared students we see all year.”
He has worked with companies such as Walmart, MetLife, Allstate, Caterpillar, Liberty Mutual, Partners Healthcare, among others to help executive teams understand and respond to digital disruption.
Dr. Kane has received grants from the National Science Foundation (CAREER) and from the US Army for his research. He has twice been nominated by Boston College as the US Professor of the Year.
His published research has appeared in such academic journals as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Management Science, Marketing Science, Harvard Business Review, and MIT-Sloan Management Review, among others.
Dr. Kane received his Ph.D. from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University and his M.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University.
Recent Coverage in the Press
Sarah Frier, Jeff Green, and Olivia Zaleski. Facebook, Airbnb, Go on Offense Against Nazis After Violence. Bloomberg. August 17, 2017.
Amanda Gerut. Oh, the Robot? That’s Our New Board Member. Agenda: A Financial Times Service. March 23, 2017.
Sean Captain. “Slacklash: Group Messaging Apps Are Stressing Some People Out.” Fast Company. March 17, 2016.
Gerald C. Kane “Social media brings risks, benefits to workplaces.” Boston Globe. October 9, 2015.
Gerald C. Kane and Erin Hughes. “Pinterest, NHL an unlikely social media success story.” Boston Globe. June 28, 2015.Brown,
Ryan Lenora. “Facebook cracks down on hate speech against women.” Christian Science Monitor. May 30, 2013.
Tsukayama, Hayley. “YouTube paid channels officially launch.” Washington Post. May 9, 2013.
Leal, Ana Luiza; Luiza Dalmazo, Bruno Ferrari. “As empresas caíram nas redes sociais.” Exame August 8, 2012.
Kiron, David; et. al. “Social Business: What Are Companies Really Doing?: ” MIT Sloan Management Review. May 30, 2012.
Satter, Raphael. “UK Surveillance Could Yield Window Into Lives.” Associated Press. May 18, 2012
Kruschwitz, Nina. "Size Matters in Social Business Adoption." MIT Sloan Management Review. April 12, 2012
Dailey, Kate. “Kony2012: The rise of online campaigning” BBC News Magazine. March 9, 2012.
Cope, Doug. "The Parent Report: Facebook Depression." CBS Boston Newsradio WBZ 1030. April 13, 2011.
Grillo, Thomas. "Patriots sell Chargers tickets with social media blitz." Boston Herald. October 22, 2010.
Kowlchick, Steve. “Whither the Wikis.” Inside Higher Ed. July 14, 2010.
Bole, William. “The Finals Frontier: Students Create their Own Exams.”
Boston College Magazine. Spring 2010. O’Brien, Miles. “Trading Textbooks for Twitter.” ScienceNation. May 10, 2010.
Hessan, D. "Diane Dishes with Jerry Kane." Communispace blog. Nov 20, 2009.
Peterson, T., "Waddayaknow? Knowledge Management Can Be an Organization's Key to Survival.," 304, The Conference Board, 2009.
Vilano, Matt. Wikis, Blogs, and More, Oh My! Campus Technology. April 1, 2008
Greenfield, Dave. Wikis While You Work. eWeek. November 27, 2007.
Haverstein, Heather “Wiki becomes textbook in Boston College classroom.” Computerworld. August 15, 2007.
Carnevale, Dan. “Wikis Win a Convert.” Chronicle of Higher Education. August 17, 2007.
Goddard, Amy. “Web 2.0 in the classroom.” College Connections: A radio program by the Oklahoma University System Board of Regents.