David Murungi

Teaching Interests

Business Process Management

Research Interests

Health Information Systems, Social Implications of Technology in Organizational Settings, IS Project Management

Consulting/Practice Interests

Heath Care Industry

Professional Memberships

  • New England Association of Information Systems 2019 - Present
  • Academy of Management 2017 - Present
  • Association for Information Systems 2007 - Present
  • KPMG Ph.D. Project 2007 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2014, Outstanding Paper, SigPhilosphy Track, AMCIS
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Murungi, D. M., Kaganer, E. (2023). The Argumentative Salience of Technology Frames of Reference: An Analysis of Argumentative Discourse in the Development of a Health Information Exchange Initiative. Information and Organization, (33) 2 (Link)
  • Purao, S. R., Murungi, D. M., Yates, D. J. (2021). Deliberative Breakdowns in Social Representation Processes: Evidence from Reader Comments in Partisan News Sites. ACM Transactions on Social Computing.
  • Murungi, D. M., Hirschheim, R. (2021). Theory Through Argument: Applying Argument Mapping to Facilitate Theory Building. European Journal of Information Systems. 1-26. (Link)
  • Murungi, D. M., Wiener, M. S., Marabelli, M. (2019). Control and Emotions: Understanding the Dynamics of Controllee Behaviours in a Health Care Information Systems Project. Information Systems Journal, (29) 5 1058-1082. (Link)
  • Hirschheim, R., Murungi, D. M., Pena, S. (2012). Witty invention or dubious fad? Using argument mapping to examine the contours of management fashion.. Information and Organization, (22) 1 60-84.
  • Hirschheim, R., Murungi, D. M., Pena, S. (2009). Client-Vendor Relationships: Are We Ready to Take the Relationship to the Next Level?. Cutter Benchmark Review, (9) 11 9-27. (Link)

    Conference Proceedings


  • Murungi, D. M.Yates, D. J.Purao, S. R.Yu, J.Zhan, R. (2019). Factual or Believable? Negotiating the Boundaries of Confirmation Bias in Online News Stories , (52 - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)
  • Murungi, D. M.Wiener, M. S.Marabelli, M. (2018). Project Control and Emotions: Understanding the Dynamics of Controlee Resistance Behaviors Academy of Management Meeting (Best Paper Proceedings).
  • Murungi, D. M.Purao, S. R.Yates, D. J. (2018). Beyond Facts: A New Spin on Fake News in the Age of Social Media 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems, New Orleans, LA. (Link)
  • Murungi, D. M.Wiener, M. S.Marabelli, M. (2017). Ups and Downs in Information Systems Projects – The Dynamic Interplay Between Control Activities and Emotions Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).
  • Murungi, D. M. (2014). Applying rhetorical grease to the squeaky dialectics of project management 2014 Americas Conference on Information Systems.
  • Murungi, D. M. (2007). An Exploratory Study of the Influence of External Stakeholders on the Strategic Alignment of IS Projects 2007 Americas Conference on Information Systems.

  • Conference Papers


  • Murungi, D. M., Pena, S. (2017). A Comparison of Academic and Practitioner Conceptualizations of IT Outsourcing Governance , Academy of Management Conference 2017.
  • Ogunseye, S., Aljanaideh, A., Murungi, D. M. (). Comparative Advantage in the AI Era: Leveraging Generative AI for Global Competitiveness, The International Workshop on Social Impact of AI for Africa at the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence conference. Forthcoming.
  • Mbuki, A. M., Murungi, D. M. (). The Health Policy Implications of Social Representations of the Internet of Things in KenyaAcademy of Management Conference. Forthcoming.
  • Murungi, D. M., Chircu, A. M. (). Leaps of Faith: Non-Rational Decision Making in Information Systems Projects, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) 2017 Annual Conference. Forthcoming.

  • Presentations

  • Murungi, D. M., Maina, A. M. (2023). “The Health Policy Implications of Social Representations of the Internet of Things in Kenya ” Presented at theAcademy of Management Boston, MA
  • Ogunseye, S., Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R. (2023). “Combating Cyber-radicalization: Have we paid attention to attention?” Presented at the Association for Information Systems New England Association for Information Systems University of New Hamphshire, Durham, NH
  • He, J., Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R., Karunakaran, A. (2020). “How Front-Line Professionals Use Knowledge: The Case of Petrochemical Operators” Presented at the Association for Information Systems European Conference on Information Systems Marrakech, Morocco
  • Hartigan, D. B., Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R. (2020). “PATIENT AND PROVIDER PERCEPTIONS OF THE PATIENT-CENTERED CARE EXPERIENCE IN URGENT CARE SETTINGS” Presented at theAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
  • Hartigan, D. B., Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R. (2020). “RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND CARE COORDINATION IN URGENT CARE: PATIENT AND PROVIDER PERSPECTIVES” Presented at theAnnals of Behavioral Medicine
  • Purao, S. R., Yates, D. J., Murungi, D. M. (2019). “Uncovering the Processes of Hyper-Partisan Polarization” Presented at the Harvard University Dataverse Community Meeting Cambridge, MA
  • Murungi, D. M., Yates, D. J., Purao, S. R., Yu, J., Zhan, R. (2019). “Factual or Believable? Negotiating the Boundaries of Confirmation Bias in Online News Stories” Presented at the2019 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Maui, Hawaii
  • Murungi, D. M. (2018). “Fakery and Naiveté: Production and Consumption of “Fake” News.” Presented at the Association for Information Systems International Conference on Information Systems San Francisco
  • Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R., Yates, D. J. (2018). “How can we reduce the threat of Fake News?” Presented at theBright Internet Global Summit 2018 San Francisco
  • Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R., Yates, D. J. (2018). “Beyond Facts: A New Spin on Fake News in the Age of Social Media” Presented at the Association for Information Systems 2018 Americas Conference on Information Systems New Orleans, LA
  • Murungi, D. M., Wiener, M. S., Marabelli, M. (2018). “Project Control and Emotions: Understanding the Dynamics of Controlee Resistance Behaviors” Presented at theAcademy of Management Meeting Chicago, IL
  • Gogan, J. L., Murungi, D. M. (2018). “Studying complex IT challenges? Discuss real cases.” Presented at the University of Maribor Bled eConference Bled, Slovenia
  • Murungi, D. M., Purao, S. R., Yates, D. J. (2018). “Collective Intelligence, Cognitive Bias and Crowd Spin Doctoring – Fake News in the Age of Social Media” Presented at theBoston Area Information Systems Workshop Lowell, MA
  • Murungi, D. M., Wiener, M. S., Marabelli, M. (2017). “Ups and Downs in Information Systems Projects – The Dynamic Interplay Between Control Activities and Emotions” Presented at the38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Seoul, South Korea
  • Murungi, D. M. (2017). “E-Voting and Election Validity Discourse: Examining the Impact of E-Voting on Kenyan Elections” Presented at theAMCIS 2017 Boston
  • Murungi, D. M., Peña, S. (2017). “A Comparison of Academic and Practitioner Conceptualizations of IT Outsourcing Governance” Presented at the Academy of Management The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Atlanta
  • Murungi, D. M., Chircu, A. M. (2017). “Leaps of Faith: Non-Rational Decision Making In Information Systems Projects” Presented at theNortheast Decision Sciences Conference (NEDSI) March 22 -25, 2017, Springfield, MA
  • Murungi, D. M., Marabelli, M. (2016). “The Role of Emotion in the Discursive Practices that Underlie the Adoption of an Electronic Medical Record” Presented at the Bentley University The annual Bentley Research Colloquium for 2016
  • Murungi, D. M. (2015). “Examining the Structures of Discursive Apathy in a Health Information Exchange Implementation” Presented at the Health Thought Leadership Network Future of Healthcare and The Role of Business University Roundtable
  • Murungi, D. M. (2015). “Using Rhetorical Theory to Enhance the Application of Lessons Learned Documents in Complex IS Projects” Presented at the Bentley University 3rd Annual Reesearch Showcase Poster Session
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Member for IPM Lecturer Hiring Recruiting Committee 2017 - 2017
  • University Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Fall Open House - 2018 - 2018
  • Other for Convocation - 2018
  • Other for Baccalaureate/Commencement 2018 - 2018
  • Mentor (Faculty) for Open House - 2017
  • Faculty Attendee for Convocation - 2017
  • Faculty Attendee for Baccalaureate/Commencement 2017 - 2017
  • Represented IPM Chair at this meeting for Graduate Curriculum Meeting 2016 - 2016
  • Faculty attendee for Convocation - 2016
  • Freshman Advisor for Freshman Faculty Advisor 2015 - 2016
  • Faculty attendee for Baccalaureate/Commencement 2016 - 2016
  • IPM Department Faculty Representative for Open House - 2015
  • Participant for Convocation - 2015
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Database 2021 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Information and Organization 2020 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Strategic Information Systems 2020 - Present
  • Editor (Associate), Journal for Electronic Commerce and Research Applications 2019 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Journal 2019 - Present
  • Officer, President/Elect/Past for New England Association for Information Systems 2019 - Present
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Management Information Systems 2020 - 2020
  • Editor (Associate), Conference for European Conference on Information Systems 2019 - 2020
  • Editor (Associate), Conference for European Conference on Information Systems 2018 - 2019
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Electronic Commerce Research and Applications 2018 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Business Process Management Journal 2018 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference on Information Systems - 2018
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Business Process Management Journal 2018 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Electronic Commerce and Research and Applications 2018 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Electronic Commerce Research and Applications 2018 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for Academy of Management 2018 - 2018
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for International Conference on Information Systems - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Business Process Management Journal - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 2017
  • Invited Lecture/Presentation for Louisiana State University - 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal Article for Information Systems Journal - 2017
  • Conference/Workshop Session Chair for Americas Conference on Information Systems 2015 - 2016
  • Reviewer, Conference Paper for International Conference on Information Systems 2016 2016 - 2016
  • Editor (Associate), Conference for 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016 - 2016
  • Discussant for Health Thought Leadership Network - 2015