Academic Profile

Dr Samuel Fosso Wamba is Associate Professor at NEOMA Business School, France. Prior, he was Senior lecturer (with tenured) at the School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT), University of Wollongong, Australia.

Dr Wamba successfully defended on September 2015 at 2:00 PM his Habilitation of Conducting Research (HDR in French) in Management Science (Section 6), Information Systems Major at the Telecom Business School, University of Evry at Essonne, France.. HDR is considered as the “highest academic qualification a scholar can achieve” in France. For this HDR, a synthesis of my research on RFID, the Internet of Things and Big Data was presented. The success of this HDR was made possible by a jury of outstanding professors including: Profs. CARINE DOMINGUEZ-PERY, CHRISTOPHE ELIE-DIT-COSAQUE, JESSIE PALLUD, AMMI CHANTAL, VISWANATH VENKATESH and IMED BOUGHZALA (my supervisor).

He earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering (Major: Management of Innovation and Information Systems) for his work on RFID-enabled supply chain optimization, at the Polytechnic School of Montreal, Canada.

He also holds two Masters degrees: one MSc in mathematics, from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada and another MSc in electronic commerce (major: computer science) from HEC Montreal, Canada.

His current research focuses on business value of IT, inter-organisational system (e.g., RFID technology) adoption and use, supply chain management, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, Electronic Government, IT-enabled government transparency, Social media, Business Analytics, Big Data and Open Data.

He has published papers in a number of international conferences and journals including European Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, Production Planning & Control, Information Systems Frontiers, Business Process Management Journal, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Proceedings of the IEEE, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Dr Wamba is organizing special issues on RFID/IT-enabled SCM/Organization for the:

  1. Business Process Management Journal
  2. Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems
  3. Journal of Medical Systems
  4. Production Planning & Control (2011 to 2013 & 2015 to 2017)
  5. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research
  6. Journal of Organizational and End User Computing
  7. The International Journal of Operations & Production Management
  8. Computers and Industrial Engineering
  9. Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business
  10. Annals of Operations Research

He has been (or will) served as mini-track organizer or co-organizer and chair for the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS),the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), The 6th, 7th, 8thand 10th Workshops on e-Business, A Pre-ICIS Workshop Sponsored by AIS SIGeBIZ.

He is:

CompTIA RFID+ Certified Professional
Academic co-Founder of RFID Academia
Founder and CEO of

Dr Wamba can be contacted at:
Linkedin: Samuel Fosso Wamba

Teaching in Reims from November 12 to November 14

In memory of Professor Louis-André Lefebvre: My late supervisor. He was a great man and a model for me.