Harvey G. Enns

Contact Information

Harvey G. Enns

Associate Dean - Graduate Programs & Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • MIS 301 - Information Systems in Organizations
  • MIS 465 - MIS Project I - Analysis and Design in Teams
  • MIS 475 - MIS Project II - Design and Implementation in Teams
  • MBA 660 - Information Technology and Systems
  • MBA 794 - Information Systems & Business Decision Making


  • University of Western Ontario, PhD, 2000
  • University of Minnesota, MBA, 1991
  • University of Manitoba, B.Commerce, 1985
  • University of Winnipeg, BA, 1982

Research Interests

  • Chief information officer influence
  • Top executive influence
  • IT professionals' employment arrangements
  • Information systems strategy
  • Information systems in developing countries

Selected Publications

  • Yu, W., Jacobs, M. A., Salisbury, W. D., Enns, H. G. (2013). The Effects of Supply Chain Integration on Customer Satisfaction and Financial Performance: An Organizational Learning Perspective. International Journal of Production Economics, 146(1), 346-358.
  • Ferratt, T. W, Prasad, J., Enns, H. G. (2012). Synergy and Its Limits in Managing Information Technology Professionals. Information Systems Research, 23(4), 1175-1194.
  • Enns, H. G., McDonagh, J. J. (2012). Irish CIOs’ Influence on Technology Innovation & IT-Business Alignment. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 30(1), 1-10. 
  • Enns, H., McFarlin, D., Sweeney, P. (2011). How CIOs Overcome the Competing Values Challenge. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 28(1), 549-560.
  • Prasad, J., Enns, H., Ferratt, T. (2007). One Size Does Not Fit All: Managing IT Employees' Employment Arrangements. Human Resource Management, 46(3), 349-372.
  • Enns, H., McFarlin, D., Huff, S. L. (2007). Getting Their Way: CIO's and the use of Interpersonal Influence. MIS Quarterly Executive, 6(1), 29-38.
  • Enns, H., Ferratt, T., Prasad, J. (2006). Beyond Stereotypes of IT Professionals: Implications for IT HR Practices. Communications of the ACM, 49(4), 105-109.
  • Enns, H., McFarlin, D. (2005). When Executives Successfully Influence Peers: The Role of Target Assessment, Preparation, and Tactics. Human Resource Management, 44(3), 257-278.
  • Enns, H., Huff, S., Golden, B. R. (2003). CIO Influence Behaviors: The Impact of Technical Background. Information & Management, 40(5), 467-485.
  • Enns, H., Huff, S., Higgins, C. A. (2003). CIO Lateral Influence Behaviors: Gaining Peers' Commitment to Strategic Information Systems. MIS Quarterly, 27(1), 155-176.
  • Enns, H., McFarlin, D. (2003). When Executives Influence Peers: Does Function Matter? Human Resource Management, 42(2), 125-142.
  • Enns, H., Huff, S. L., Golden, B. R. (2001). How CIOs Obtain Peer Commitment to Strategic IS Proposals: Barriers & Facilitators. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 10(1), 3-14.
  • Enns, H., Huff, S. L. (1999). Internet Development in Mongolia: A Case Study. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 2(3), 5-24.