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Dr. Pedro Soto Acosta

Education and Background

Pedro Soto-Acosta is a Full Professor (Catedrático) at the University of Murcia. He attended Postgraduate Courses in Management at Harvard University (USA) and received his European PhD in Business Economics from University of Murcia. He serves as Associate Editor, Senior Editor and Ediorial Board Member for several mainstream journals including Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Electronic Markets, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of Knowlege Management, and Information Systems Management. Pedro has been visiting professor in several universities in Europe, Asia and America and his work has been published in Impact Factor Journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, Electronic Markets, Enterprise Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, European Management Journal, International Journal of Information Management, Information Systems Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Journal of International Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Technology Transfer, Management Decision, Online Information Review, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Technological and Economic Development of Economy, among others. He won Research Awards such as the ABG Award to Research and Business Spirit, the Best Research Paper Award at Information Systems One World 2007 (ISoneWorld 2007), held in Las Vegas (USA), and the Best Conference Paper Award at BITMED 2009, held in Beijing (China). He was also recipient of the Extraordinary Doctoral Award in Business. In 2020, he was included in the list of the best 50 Region of Murcia Researchers according to the raking elaborated by the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). In 2021, Pedro had the honor of being included in the list of the world's most influential researchers by Stanford University. His h-index and i-10 index amount to 48 and 95, respectively.

Selected Management appointments

  • Chief Budget and European Funds Officer - Region of Murcia (July 2020 - Present)
  • Head of the School of Economics - Region of Murcia Association of Economists (July 2016 - July 2020)
  • Technology Transfer, Entrepreneurship and Employment Vice-Chancellor Coordinator - University of Murcia (Feb 2015 - May 2018)

Selected Research appointments

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Knowledge Management (IF: 4.60; Q1-Management)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Business Research (IF: 4.03; Q1-Business)
  • Associate Editor, Decision Sciences (IF: 1.96; Q3-Management)
  • Editorial Board Member, Technological Forecasting & Social Change (IF: 3.81; Q1-Business)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (IF: 4.00; Q1-Computer Science)
  • Associate Editor, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (IF: 2.91; Q2-Computer Science)
  • Editorial Board Member, Technological and Economic Development of Economy (IF: 4.34; Q1-Economics)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (IF: 1.79; Q3-Business)
  • Editorial Board Member, Electronic Markets (IF: 3.55; Q1-Management)
  • Senior Editor, Information Systems Management (IF: 2.04; Q3-Information Systems)
  • Information Technology Area Editor, Systems Research and Behavioral Science (IF: 1.05; Q3-Management)
  • Editorial Board Member, Management Decision (IF: 1.96; Q3-Management)
  • Editorial Board Member, Online Information Review (IF: 1.92; Q2-Information Science)
  • Associate Editor, Computational Economics (IF: 1.18; Q3-Economics)
  • Editorial Board Member, Industrial Management & Data Systems (IF: 3.72; Q1-Industrial)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Organizational Change Management (IF: 1.18; Q4-Management)
  • Editorial Board Member, Baltic Journal of Management (IF: 1.46; Q3-Management)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Universal Computer Science (IF: 0.55; Q4-Computer Science)
  • Conference Chair: IASK E-Activity and Leading Technologies (2009, 2010); and IASK Global Management (2009)

Research Interests

Business value of IT - Digital Transformation - eBusiness - Information/Knowledge Management - IT Implementation and Diffusion - Management of Technology and Innovation - Web Knowledge Sharing - Learning Networks - Human Capital and IT - Technology Enhanced Learning - eInclusion - Software Engineering Management - Information Systems Management