University of Texas at Austin

Center for Business Technology and Law

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

About CBTL

The mission of the Center for Business, Technology, and Law (CBTL) is to unite the fields of Information Technology, Business Strategy, and Law and Public Policy to study the various aspects of E-Commerce. The Center complements and shares joint research projects with other centers at the Texas Business School. CBTL operates in strong partnership with local Austin firms as well as national and multinational firms. The Center is primarily focused on research and thought leadership in the following areas:

Contact Us

Phone: 512-232-6112


Center for Business, Technology & Law University of Texas at Austin Dept of Information, Risk & Operations Management 1 University Station, B6500 Austin, TX 78712


Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa


Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa is the James Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Chair in Business Administration at the McCombs School of Business, where she is the director of the center for Business, Technology, and Law. During 2008-2012, she held Finnish Distinguished Professorship at Aalto University School of Science and Technology. She has held visiting professorships in leading business schools in the U.S. and Asia. She is the co-editor in chief of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems and has served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Association for Information Systems as well as the senior editor of Organization Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly. She is a recipient of two honorary doctoral degrees. She is a frequent contributor in academic and industry forums on new industry architectures for digitizing industries (information, entertainment, financial etc), inter-organizational innovation, and globally dispersed virtual collaboration.

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