Montealgre, Ramiro

Ph.D. in Business Administration, Harvard Univesity




Ramiro Montealegre is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  He received his doctorate in business adminis­tration from the Harvard Business School in the area of management information systems.  His master’s degree in computer science is from Carleton University, Canada.  He holds a Bachelor in Engineering degree from the Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala. He was the first Academic Director of the Information Management Research Center at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.  He has been invited lecturer at the Indian School of Business, University of Toronto, Case Western Reserve University, Universidad Torcuato DiTella in Argentina, Instituto de Centro América de Administración de Empresas (INCAE) in Costa Rica, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala, Escuela Superior de Administración (ESAN) in Perú, and IE Business School in Spain.  He is a recipient of five consecutive annual teaching excellence awards for outstanding teaching at the University of Colorado: the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching, the Tony Tisone Teaching Excellence Award, the Joseph Frascona Excellence Award, the Graduate Professor of the Year Award, and the MBA Professor of the Year Award.

Dr. Montealegre’s research focuses on the interplay between new information technology, such as the Internet, and organization transformation in highly uncertain environments. He has been involved in studying projects of organizational change in the United States, Canada, Spain, Mexico, and the Central and South American regions.  His research has been published in Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, Sloan Management Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Information & Management, Information Technology & People and other journals.  In 1997, he received the MCB University Press' Award for the "Most Outstanding" paper published in the journal of Information Technology & People. In 1998, he received the "Best Paper" Award of the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of the Academy of Management.  In 2003, he was granted the “Best Paper” Award of the IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management journal.