J.P.’s research investigates how the digital transformation of business, particular through online business and open technology, opens up new possibilities for economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and democracy.

His research has been published in the Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the ACM, the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Communications of the AIS, Information Technology & People, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and The Information Society.  His book chapters have been featured in collections published by Information Today, Lawrence Erlbaum, Academic Press, University of Minnesota Press, McGraw-Hill, and MIT Press.

Find my list of publications on the Papers page.  Citations are available on my Google Scholar profile.

Latest projects

  • Open technology use and business/government transformation
  • Online business entrepreneurship
  • Responding to online reviews

Ongoing projects

  • Future of Information Systems education and research
  • Digital Gaming/Alternate Reality Gaming
  • Mobile Technologies and Applications
  • Social Informatics
  • Innovation Theory (including the Social Shaping of Technology, and Actor-Network Theory)

Past projects

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Privacy


J.P. received the USF School of Management Outstanding Research Award in 2005, 2012, and 2014.