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W. Alec Cram

Assistant Professor, Information and Process Management
Ph.D., Queen's University, 2013
Office: Smith Technology Center 327 | 781.891._2811 | wcram@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Alec graduated from Queen’s University (Canada) in 2002 and worked as an IT Audit Manager at Deloitte before completing his MSc (2009) and PhD (2013). He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Alec’s research focuses on how information systems governance and control initiatives can contribute to improving the performance of organizational processes. His work has been published or is forthcoming in a variety of outlets, including the Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, and Journal of Information Systems.

Teaching Interests

Information systems audit and control, information security

Research Interests

Information systems audit and control, information security, agile development

Awards and Honors

2016, Outstanding Associate Editor Award, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
2012, Ph.D. Student Research Excellence Award, Queen’s School of Business
2012, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Cram, W. A., D'Arcy, J., Proudfoot, J. G. (2019). Seeing the Forest and the Trees: A Meta-Analysis of the Antecedents to Information Security Policy Compliance. MIS Quarterly, 43 (2), 525-554.

Cram, W. A. (2019). Agile Development in Practice: Lessons from the Trenches. Information Systems Management, 36 (1), 2-14.

Cram, W. A., Wiener, M. S. (2018). Perceptions of Control Legitimacy in Information Systems Development. Information Technology & People, 31 (3), 712-740. (link)

Cram, W. A., Marabelli, M. (2018). Have Your Cake and Eat it Too? Simultaneously Pursuing the Knowledge Sharing Benefits of Agile and Traditional Development Approaches. Information & Management, 55 (3), 322-339.

Cram, W. A., Proudfoot, J. G., D'Arcy, J. (2017). Organizational Information Security Policies: A Review and Research Framework. European Journal of Information Systems, 26 (6), 605-641.

Cram, W. A., Gallupe, R. B. (2016). A Method to Evaluate Information Systems Control Alignment. Journal of Information Systems, 30 (1), 117-135.

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K., Gallupe, R. B. (2016). Information Systems Control: A Review and Framework for Emerging Information Systems Processes. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 17 (4), 216-266.

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K., Gallupe, R. B. (2016). Hitting a moving target: A process model of information systems control change. Information Systems Journal, 26 (3), 195-226.

Cram, W. A., D'Arcy, J. (2016). Teaching Information Security in Business Schools: Current Practices and a Proposed Direction for the Future. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 39 (1), 32-51.

Cram, W. A., Newell, S. (2016). Mindful Revolution or Mindless Trend? Examining Agile Development as a Management Fashion. European Journal of Information Systems, 25 (2), 154-169.

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K., Chan, Y. E., Gallupe, R. B. (2016). Information Systems Control Alignment: Complementary and Conflicting Systems Development Controls. Information & Management, 53 (2), 183-196.

McLaughlin, M., Cram, W., Gogan, J. L. (2015). A high performance computer cluster under attack: The Titan incident. Journal of Information Technology - Teaching Cases, 5, 1-7. (link)

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K., Gallupe, R. B. (2015). Addressing the Control Challenges of the Enterprise Architecture Process. Journal of Information Systems, 29 (2), 161-182.

McLaughlin, M., Hansen, S., Cram, W. A., Gogan, J. L. (2015). Snowfall and a Stolen Laptop. Journal of Information Technology - Teaching Cases, 5 (2), 102-112. (link)

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K. (2013). Controlling Information Systems Development: A New Typology for an Evolving Field. Information Systems Journal, 23 (2), 137-154.

Smith, H. A., McKeen, J. D., Cram, W. A. (2012). IT Development Productivity: Is It Getting Better? Journal of Information Technology Management, 23 (3), 44-55.

Cram, W. A. (2012). Aligning Organizational Values in Systems Development Projects. Management Research Review, 35 (8), 709-726.

Cram, W. A. (2007). The IT balanced scorecard revisited. Information Systems Control Journal, 3, 1-5.

Conference Proceeding(s)
McLaughlin, M., D'Arcy, J., Cram, W. A., Gogan, J. L. (2017). Capabilities and Skill Configurations of Information Security Incident Responders. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Wiener, M. S., Cram, W. A., Remus, U. (2017). The View from the Top – How Senior Executives Exercise Control Over Information Systems Projects to Enhance Performance. Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS).

Wiener, M. S., Cram, W. A. (2017). Technology-Enabled Control: Effectiveness, Socio-Emotional Consequences, and Ethical Dilemmas (TREO Talk Paper). Proceedings of the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Cram, W. A., Proudfoot, J. G., D'Arcy, J. (2017). Seeing the Forest and the Trees: A Meta-Analysis of Information Security Policy Compliance Literature. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Cram, W. A., Marabelli, M. (2015). Have Your Cake and Eat it Too? Managing Knowledge in Hybrid Agile-Traditional Development Projects AMCIS 2015, Puerto Rico.

Remus, U., Wiener, M. S., Mähring, M., Saunders, C., Cram, W. A. (2015). Why Do You Control? The Concept of Control Purpose and Its Implications for IS Project Control Research Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Cram, W. A. (2011). Aligning Organizational Values in Systems Development Projects: An Empirical Study. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Cram, W. A. (2011). Information Systems Control: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K., Gallupe, R. B., Chan, Y. E. (2011). Exploring Information Systems Control Alignment in Organizations. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K. (2010). Beyond Modes: A New Typology of ISD Control. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Cram, W. A. (2009). Success Factors for Information Systems Outsourcing. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).

Conference Paper(s)
McLaughlin, M., Cram, W. A., D'Arcy, J., Gogan, J. L. Capabilities and skills of information security incident responders. HICSS 2017, 50th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Forthcoming

Conference Presentations

Cram, W. A., Proudfoot, J. G., D'Arcy, J. (2017). "Seeing the Forest and the Trees: A Meta-Analysis of Information Security Policy Compliance Literature." Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Wiener, M. S., Cram, W. A. (2017). "Technology-Enabled Control: Effectiveness, Socio-Emotional Consequences, and Ethical Dilemmas." Presented at the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Boston, MA.

Wiener, M. S., Cram, W. A., Remus, U. (2017). "The View from the Top – How Senior Executives Exercise Control Over Information Systems Projects to Enhance Performance." Presented at the 25th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Guimarães, Portugal.

McLaughlin, M., D'Arcy, J., Cram, W. A., Gogan, J. L. (2017). "Capabilities and Skill Configurations of Information Security Incident Responders." Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences , Waikoloa, HI.

Remus, U., Wiener, M. S., Mähring, M., Saunders, C., Cram, W. A. (2015). "Why Do You Control? The Concept of Control Purpose and Its Implications for IS Project Control Research" Presented at the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Fort Worth, TX.

Cram, W. A., Marabelli, M. (2015). "Have Your Cake and Eat it Too? Managing Knowledge in Hybrid Agile-Traditional Development Projects" Presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Puerto Rico.

Cram, W. A., Gallupe, R. B. (2015). "Developing a Measure for Information Systems Control Alignment." Presented at the Journal of Information Systems Conference, Durham, NC.

McLaughlin, M., Cram, W. A., Hansen, S., Gogan, J. L., . (2014). "Snowfall and a stolen laptop." Presented at the North American Case Research Association's NACRA 2014, Austin TX.

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K., Gallupe, R. B., Chan, Y. E. (2011). "Exploring Information Systems Control Alignment in Organizations." Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China.

Cram, W. A. (2011). "Information Systems Control: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature." Presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Detroit, Michigan.

Cram, W. A. (2011). "Aligning Organizational Values in Systems Development Projects: An Empirical Study." Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, Hawaii.

Cram, W. A., Brohman, M. K. (2010). "Beyond Modes: A New Typology of ISD Control." Presented at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), St. Louis, Missouri.

Cram, W. A. (2009). "Success Factors for Information Systems Outsourcing." Presented at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, California.

Service

Department Service
Course Coordinator for IPM Minor, 2015 - Present

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Frontiers, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Management, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for MIS Quarterly, 2015 - Present
Officer, Treasurer for Special Interest Group for Accounting Information Systems (SIG-ASYS), 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for European Conference on Information Systems, 2013 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Information & Management, 2013 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Journal, 2013 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2011 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference on Information Systems, 2010 - Present