Kholekile Gwebu

Kholekile Gwebu

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3372
Office: Decision Sciences, Paul College Rm 260D, Durham, NH 03824

Khole L. Gwebu is an associate professor of decision sciences at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire. His research focuses on data security management, information privacy, and information technology adoption and use. His publications appear in the Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems and Decision Support Systems, among others.

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 410: Management Information Systems
  • ADMN 873: Data Mgmt & Visualization
  • ADMN/DS 898/774: Topics/E-Business
  • DS 774/898: E-Business
  • DS 775: Corporate Project Experience
  • DS 804: Communication of Data
  • PAUL 695W: Independent Study


  • Ph.D., Management Information Systems, Kent State University
  • M.B.A., Management Information Systems, Kent State University
  • B. Com., Accounting, National University of Lesotho

Research Interests

  • Access to Data/Information
  • Computer/Data/Network Security
  • Information Science/Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Privacy
  • Small Business

Selected Publications

  • Gwebu, K. L., Wang, J., & Zifla, E. (2021). Can warnings curb the spread of fake news? The interplay between warning, trust and confirmation bias. BEHAVIOUR & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2021.2002932

  • Gwebu, K. L., Wang, J., & Hu, M. Y. (2020). Information security policy noncompliance: An integrative social influence model. INFORMATION SYSTEMS JOURNAL, 30(2), 220-269. doi:10.1111/isj.12257

  • Gwebu, K. L., Sohl, J., & Wang, J. (2019). Differential performance of science park firms: an integrative model. SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 52(1), 193-211. doi:10.1007/s11187-018-0025-5

  • Gwebu, K. L., Wang, J., & Wang, L. (2018). The Role of Corporate Reputation and Crisis Response Strategies in Data Breach Management. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 35(2), 683-714. doi:10.1080/07421222.2018.1451962

  • Gwebu, K. L., Wang, J., & Guo, L. (2014). Continued usage intention of multifunctional friend networking services: A test of a dual-process model using Facebook. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, 67, 66-77. doi:10.1016/j.dss.2014.08.004

  • 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 & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 31(6), 631-644. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2010.528028

  • Gwebu, K. L., & Wang, J. (2011). Adoption of Open Source Software: The role of social identification. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, 51(1), 220-229. doi:10.1016/j.dss.2010.12.010

  • 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. doi:10.1016/j.jsis.2010.05.003

  • Wang, J., Gwebu, K., Shanker, M., & Troutt, M. D. (2009). An application of agent-based simulation to knowledge sharing. DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, 46(2), 532-541. doi:10.1016/j.dss.2008.09.006

  • Wang, L., Gwebu, K. L., Wang, J., & Zhu, D. X. (2008). The Aftermath of Information Technology Outsourcing: An Empirical Study of Firm Performance Following Outsourcing Decisions. Journal of Information Systems, 22(1), 125-159. doi:10.2308/jis.2008.22.1.125