Dr. Tracy Sykes

Dr. Tracy Ann Sykes is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas. She has been a member of the faculty of the Research School of Business in the College of Business and Economics at The Australian National University and has worked as a Science Assistant at the National Science Foundation (U.S.A.).

Her research focuses on leveraging social network theory, methods, and analyses to understand technology-related phenomena. Dr. Sykes also works in the contextual areas of organizational and societal diffusion of technologies in developing countries, particularly in India, and e-health related topics. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in leading journals, such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Production and Operations Management, and the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and conferences such as the International Conference on Information Systems, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, and the meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute.

Recently, Chen et al. (2015, Communications of the AIS), based on a study of research productivity of information systems assistant professors who graduated on or after 2000 from the top-100 business schools in North America, identified Dr. Sykes as the most productive in terms of publishing in Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly and tied for most productive in terms of publishing in the Financial Times and UT Dallas lists of journals.