John M. Jordan

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Clinical Professor of Supply Chain & Information Systems

Office Address 474 Business Building
Phone Number 814-808-5309
Email Address jmj13@psu.edu

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Education

Ph D, American Studies, Michigan, 1989

MA, American Studies, University of Michigan, 1986

MAR, Ethics, Yale, 1983

AB, Political Science + History, Duke, 1981

Courses Taught

EME 597 – Special Topics (3)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

ENGR 597 – Special Topics (Variable)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.

BA 523 – It Strategy (2)
An introduction to information technologies critical to business organizations.

BA 597 – Special Topics (2)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

BAN 530 – Data Anlycs Strat (3)
Data analytics problem-solving strategies applied to a real-world business context. BAN 530 Business Strategies for Data Analytics (3) BAN 530 integrates the descriptive/prescriptive/predictive framework for business analytics courses and sets analytics problem solving in a real-world business context. The objective is to provide students with experience with noisy data sets, potential compliance issues, non-standard measures across business units, and other real-world considerations in using data to drive decisions. The course will examine the entire life cycle of a data analytics project, from data origination through collection, filtering, tool selection, calculation, and communication. Particular emphasis will be placed on problem formulation: identifying what the business issue is at hand, what data might be useful in understanding that issue, and what tools can be most usefully applied in a particular context. In addition, communication skills will be emphasized: how data informs the decision-making process when the audience likely lacks the specialized quantitative literacy of the project team. Other important considerations include many facets of information privacy: students will consider the ethical and legal implications of de-anonymization, of deep insight into individual behavior, and of opt-in versus opt-out models of participation.

SCM 846 – Topics in Supply Chain Management (4)
Emerging issues in supply chain management, from procurement throughmanufacturing, logistics, and sales.

SCM 594 – Research Topics (1)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on anindividual or small-group basis.

B A 597F – Topics in Information Technology Strategy (1)
This course is designed for general managers who use information technology toachieve their business objectives; it is not particularly targeted at IT managers in the CIO's chain of command. As such, the course focuses on selected firm-level business impl

ENTR 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MKTG 543 – e-Marketing (2)
Using the Internet and related technologies to enhance and transform marketingfunctions and processes.

MKTG 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MKTG 597B – Marketing Engineering (3)
This course covers selected topics in Marketing. Students will discuss such topics as brand management, integrated marketing communications, pricing policies, new product marketing, and marketing engineering. The topics may change from year to year. The c

EBIZ 543 – e-Marketing (2)
Using the Internet and related technologies to enhance and transform marketingfunctions and processes.

MIS 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MIS 494H – MIS Senior Honors Thesis (variable)
Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.

SCM 496 – Independent Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MIS 446 – Information Technology and Business Strategy (3)
Strategic use and management of information technology in digital global economy.

ENTR 571 – Strategic Innovation in Corporate Networks (2)
Capstone course integrating themes related to innovation by exploring entrepreneurism as strategic force throughout a full range of corporate entities.

B A 596 – Individual Studies (variable)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

B A 523 – IT Strategy (1)
An introduction to information technologies critical to business organizations.

Selected Publications

Jordan J., "Challenges to large-scale digital organization: the case of Uber." Joural of Organizational Design, vol. 6, no. 11, 2017, jorgdesign.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s41469-017-0021-2, Invited.
Jordan J., Lin D. K., "’Statistics, Statisticians, and the Internet of Things'." 2017, Invited.
Jordan J., "Robots (Essential Knowledge series)." 2016
Translated into German and Japanese, 2017Translations into Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Italian expected 2018.
Jordan J., "New Options for Video." Beyond Advertising: Creating Value Through all Customer Touchpoints, (Wiley), 2016, Invited.
Jordan J., Lin D. K., "Are Statisticians Ready for Big Data." 2014, Invited.
Jordan J., "The Risks of Big Data for Companies." 2013, Invited.
Jordan J., "Information, Technology, and Innovation." (Wiley), 2012, pp. 400.
Jordan J., Kagermann H., Oesterle H., IT-Driven Business Models: Global Case Studies in Transformation, (Wiley), 2010.
Jordan J., Hall D. L., "Human-Centered Information Fusion." (Artech), 2010.
Jordan J., Brynjolfsson E., Hofmann P., "Cloud Computing and Electricity: Beyond the Utility Model." Communications of the ACM, vol. 53, no. 5, 2010, pp. 32-34.
Jordan J., "Information, Technology, and Innovation: New Perspectives." The European Financial Review.

Research Impact and Media Mention

"Challenges to large-scale digital organizations: The case of Uber", Journal or Organizational Design, Journal or Magazine