Professor Frantz Rowe has been serving as a Professor of Information Systems at the University of Nantes, France, since the fall of 1995. Before he was a Professor at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, and an Assistant Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris. He was trained as an Engineer (Master in Engineering) and as an Economist (Master of Arts). He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1985. His Doctoral degree from the University of Paris was awarded in 1991.
His major research areas pertain to individual and organizational transformations related to information systems projects and use. He has directed several research projects on ERP dynamics, on the design and performance of call centers (including shared or virtual) and on electronic marketplaces.
He has published 65 articles in scientific journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, Database, Accounting Management and IT, Journal of Global Information Management, Journal of Decision Systems, Transportation Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and several books, including as the editor “Faire de la recherche en systèmes d’information (Doing research in information systems)” published in 2002 by Vuibert: Paris. This book was the first effort by the French speaking community to deliver a state of the art in IS (20 chapters). He has been the Editor in Chief of Systemes d’Information et Management, http://revuesim.free.fr. He is still on its Board and now involved as Editor for EJIS.
He has directed 26 PhD students and was the first Director of the graduate program in IS at the Management Faculty of the University of Nantes. He is currently directing the PhD program in Management. He has been a member of the Board of the University of Nantes and in charge of the IS Policy as its CIO.
He co-founded the Association Information et Management in 1991 and served as Vice President for Research till 1998. He has organized with Professor Jean-Francois Lemoine the « E-marketing » research day for several years at the University of Nantes. He is involved in leading conferences such as ECIS and ICIS. At ECIS he has served the former one as Track Chair for IS and Strategy (Naples and Regensburg) and part of the Doctoral Consortium Faculty in 2006. With Dov Te’eni has been the co-chair for ICIS 2008 in Paris. He is a fellow of the AIS.