Department of Digitalization

Associate professor

Room: HOW/60-3.14
E-mail: rg.digi@cbs.dk
Rob Gleasure

Rob Gleasure is Associate Professor at the Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School. He received his PhD from University College Cork in 2013 and his interests include crowds/online communities, distributed collaboration, design, and neuroIS. Rob is an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems, a former Co-Editor in Chief for the Journal of Decision Systems, a Founding Member of the AIS SIGOPEN, and he has performed a range of different Chair roles for international conferences. Rob’s research has appeared in outlets such as Information Systems Research, the Journal for the Association of Information Systems, the European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, the Journal of Information Technology, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Sloan Management Review. Rob employs a range of qualitative and quantitative methods and is especially interested in exploring how systems can be designed to leverage intuition and interpersonal learning for social good.

Primary research areas
  • Crowdfunding/crowdsourcing
  • Technology-mediated collaboration
  • Design science/design thinking
  • Power and discourse
  • Emotion and empathy
  • Relationship between IT and physiology
Administrative tasks

Social media
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  • Digital Media and the Organization: Innovation, Branding, and Strategy (course coordinator)

  • Digital Transformation of Business (course coordinator)

  • Digitalization of Finance

  • Foundations of Digital Ventures

  • Digital Battlefields

  • Designing Business IT

  • Designing and evaluating novel solutions for complex problems
  • Modelling bias, emotion, and power in technology-mediated interactions 
  • Crowdfunding, citizen science, open innovation, and other open systems
  • Any topics related
Other teaching activities

Office Hours:
Mondays 10:00-12:00

Selected publications
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Michael Wessel; Rob Gleasure; Robert J. Kauffman / Creators and Backers in Rewards-based Crowdfunding : Will Incentive Misalignment Affect Kickstarter’s Sustainability?.
In: Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System SciencesHonolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2021, p. 6543-6552 (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Kevin O’Leary; Rob Gleasure; Philip O'Reilly; Joseph Feller / Introducing the Concept of Creative Ancestry as a Means of Increasing Perceived Fairness and Satisfaction in Online Collaboration : An Experimental Study .
In: Technovation, 13.8.2021
Journal article > peer review
Lorraine Morgan; Rob Gleasure; Abayomi Baiyere; Hong Phuc Dang / Share and Share Alike : How Inner Source can Help Create New Digital Platforms .
In: California Management Review, 16.9.2021
Journal article > peer review
Robin Renwick; Rob Gleasure / Those Who Control the Code Control the Rules : How Different Perspectives of Privacy Are Being Written Into the Code of Blockchain Systems.
In: Journal of Information Technology, Vol. 36, No. 1, 3.2021, p. 16-38
Journal article > peer review
Clara Walsh; Philip O'Reilly; Rob Gleasure; John McAvoy; Kevin O’Leary / Understanding Manager Resistance to Blockchain Systems
In: European Management Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, 6.2021, p. 353-365
Journal article > peer review
Kieran Conboy; Denis Dennehy; Rob Gleasure / A Design Science Approach to Implementing Flow-Based Information Systems Development (ISD)
In: Design Science Research: Cases. . ed. /Jan vom Brocke; Alan Hevner; Alexander Maedche. Cham : Springer 2020, p. 105-127 ( Progress in IS)
Book chapter > peer review
Rob Gleasure / Circadian Rhythms and Social Media Information-Sharing
In: Information Systems and Neuroscience: NeuroIS Retreat 2019. . ed. /Fred D. Davis; René Riedl; Jan vom Brocke; Pierre-Majorique Léger; Adriane Randolph; Thomas Fischer. Cham : Springer 2020, p. 1-11 (Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation, Vol. 32)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Emmanuel Eze; Rob Gleasure; Ciara Heavin / Mobile Health Solutions in Developing Countries : A Stakeholder Perspective.
In: Health Systems, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2020, p. 179-201
Review > peer review
Kevin O’Leary; Rob Gleasure; Philip O'Reilly; Joseph Feller / Reviewing the Contributing Factors and Benefits of Distributed Collaboration
In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2020, p. 476-520
Journal article > peer review
Kieran Conboy; Rob Gleasure; Lorraine Morgan / When Crowds Play God : A Promethean Perspective on Crowdfunding.
In: European Journal of Information Systems, 26.12.2020
Journal article > peer review
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