Kholekile L. Gwebu

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Paul College 260D
Kholekile L.
Fields of Specialization
  • Data Security

  • Decision Support 

  • IT Outsourcing


Ph.D., Kent State University, Management Systems
M.B.A., Kent State University, Management and Information Systems

B. Com., National University of Lesotho, Accounting

Recent Research

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J., Guo, L. (forthcoming) Continued Usage Intention of Multifunctional Friend Networking Services: A Test of a Dual-Process Model Using Facebook, Decision Support Systems

Dutta, D., Gwebu, K.L. and Wang, J. 2013. Personal innovativeness in technology, related knowledge and experience, and entrepreneurial intentions in emerging technology industries: A process of causation or effectuation? International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal​.

Gwebu, K.L., Hu, M. Y., Shanker, M. S. (2012). An Experimental Investigation into the Effects of Information Revelation in Multi-attribute Reverse Auctions. Behaviour and Information Technology.

Gabisch, J., Gwebu, K.L. (2011) Impact Of Virtual Brand Experience On Purchase Intentions: The Role Of Multichannel Congruence. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 12(4), 302-319.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J. (2011). Adoption of Open Source Software: The Role of Social Identification. Decision Support Systems, 51(1), 220-229.

Dutta, D., Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J. (2011). Is There a Method in the Madness?: Vendor Selection in IT Outsourcing Initiatives. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 14(2), 6-26.

Troutt, M.D., Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J., Brandyberry, A.A. (2011). Some Experiments on Subjective Optimisation. International Journal of Operational Research, 12(1), 79 - 103.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J., Wei, H., Hu, M. (2011). Effects of Price Recommendations in Name-Your-Own-Price Auctions. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 12(1), 61-77.

Bruno, G., Esposito, E., Genovese, A., Gwebu, K.L. (2011). A Critical Assessment of Multi-Criteria Measures of the Digital Divide. Information Society, 27(1), 16-28.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J. (2011). Seeing Eye to Eye? Perceptions of Open Source Software. Journal of Systems and Software, 83(11), 2287-2296.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J., Wang, L. (2010). Does IT Outsourcing Deliver Economic Value to Firms? Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 19(2), 109-123.

Gwebu, K.L. (2009). Decision Support in Multi-attribute Reverse Auctions. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 10(4), 252-264. Wang, J.,

Gwebu, K.L., Shanker, M. S., Troutt, M. D. (2009). Agent-Based Simulation for Complex Adaptive Business Systems: An Application to Knowledge Sharing. Decision Support Systems, 46(2), 532-541. Wang, L.,

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J., Zhu, D. (2008). The Aftermath of IT Outsourcing: A Longitudinal Study of Firm Performance Following Outsourcing Decisions. Journal of Information Systems, 22(1), 125-159.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J., Troutt, M. D. (2007). A Conceptual Model of Trust Building and Maintenance in Virtual Organizations. Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, 9(1), 43-63.

Genovese, A., Gwebu, K.L., Shore, B., Titz, S., Venkatachalam, A. R., Wang, J. (2012). The Effect of Merger and Acquisitions on the IS Function: An Agent Based Approach. Inter-organizational Information Systems and Business Management - Theories for Researchers. K. Vaidya. ed. Idea Group Inc.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J. (2008). Multi-attribute Auctions: Research Challenges and Opportunities. Best Practices in Online Procurement Auctions, D. Parente, ed. Idea Group Inc.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J. (2005). Insights into Establishing and Sustaining Trust in Virtual Organizations. The Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, S. Dasgupta, ed. Idea Group Inc.

Gwebu, K.L., Wang, J., Troutt, M. D. (2004). Constructing a Multi-Agent System: An Architecture for a Virtual Marketplace. Intelligent Decision Support in Agent-Mediated Environments, G.E. Phillips-Wren and L.C. Jain, eds. IOS Press.